Picking up the pieces: Vikings inactives

DETROIT -- And now, for the game.

As you might have heard, the Minnesota Vikings won't have quarterback Brett Favre for Monday night's game against the New York Giants. (And perhaps for the remainder of the season, reports ESPN's Ed Werder.) But Favre's shoulder injury is only one of several significant hurdles the Vikings will have to overcome. Among them:

  • Left guard Steve Hutchinson (thumb), receiver Percy Harvin (migraines) and defensive end Ray Edwards are also inactive.

  • The Vikings have only one healthy quarterback for this game: Starter Tarvaris Jackson. The backup will be rookie Joe Webb, who was nursing a sore hamstring all week and practiced mostly as a receiver two weeks ago.

Hang on to your hats. Make sure you join me over in Countdown Live during the game.