A few pregame notes as we await Week 11 kickoffs:
The Minnesota Vikings knew they wouldn't have safety Husain Abdullah (concussion) available for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. But they were hopeful on linebacker Erin Henderson (hamstring). Henderson, however, is inactive and will be replaced in the starting lineup by special teams ace Kenny Onatolu.
Alas. Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett won't wear his orange cleats for the third consecutive games. After issuing him $15,000 in fines the past two weeks, the NFL told Bennett he would not be allowed on the field with them Sunday, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Oh well.