Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two quick updates upon arrival at the Metrodome:
1. We still don't know if Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson will play. No signs of him out on the field, but there are only about four Vikings out there doing early warm-ups right now. Vikings officials said they'll announce their inactives about 90 minutes before game time.
2. We do know for sure that Carolina receiver Steve Smith will play as he returns from his suspension. And here's another indication Smith may be even more motivated than usual. Smith is out on the field right now. He's been running routes by himself and pacing around the field in between.