Moe Williams Likely Out For Sunday

Moe Williams doesn't have the most impressive numbers if you go strictly by the stat sheets. But, his likely unavailability for Sunday's game with the Eagles could be an important factor in winning or losing.

Moe Williams has been described by many of his teammates and coaches as the ultimate role player. He's not only the team's best special teams players, he is also the best blocking back on the Vikings roster and, when called upon, has been able to start.

But his status for Sunday's game is a longshot at best. Williams, who reaggravated an ankle injury in Sunday's win over the Packers, has been listed as "a game-time decision at best" by coach Mike Tice.

Williams will need to show incredible progress between today, when the Vikings return to their full practice schedule, and Sunday, when they meet the Eagles in the early game of the day.

Williams is expected to wear a protective boot on his injured ankle for the remainder of the week and get treatment, but, as of now, his status for Sunday's game is clearly in doubt.

* In addition to Williams, Randy Moss likely won't be close to 100 percent after his recurring ankle problems forced him to noticeably limp late in Sunday's win. Moss, who originally hurt his ankle during his rookie season in a pickup basketball game, has battled through the injury most of his career. A lot of people thought Denny Green was exaggerating when he said that injury would bother him his entire career, but that diagnosis proved to be accurate.
* Moss was fined $5,000 for his faux mooning of the Packers fans, but no other disciplinary action was taken by the league.
* The Vikings-Packers game was the highest rated NFL game in the history of the Twin Cities TV market. The game raked in a 51.4 rating and a 75 share -- meaning three of every four TVs that were on Sunday were tuned into the game. It broke the old records held by the Broncos Super Bowl win over the Packers and the Falcons NFC title game win over the Vikings in January 1999.
* The Vikings named Bryant McKinnie as offensive player of the game for his spectatular job of neutralizing the Packers' Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila.
* Safety Corey Chavous had hoped to be back from his broken elbow for Sunday's game, but he's now listed as doubtful.
* All four of this week's playoff matchups are rematches from earlier in the year. The Colts and Patriots played in Week 1, while both the Vikings-Eagles and Rams-Falcons matchups are a rematches from Week 2 meetings. The Jets and Steelers played last month.

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