Vikings-Bucs: Trying 'Countdown Live'

MINNEAPOLIS -- There were no surprises Thursday evening as both the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers revealed their list of inactive players for this game. The only interesting roster maneuver, in fact, was the Bucs' decision to activate defensive end Da'Quan Bowers from the physically unable to perform list Thursday afternoon.

Bowers is a decent pass-rusher who is working his way back from a torn Achilles tendon. It's hard to imagine him playing much Thursday night, but you never know.

Once again my plan is to spend the majority of this game in our Countdown Live chat. It didn't work out so hot Monday night at Soldier Field, but I think we're in good shape this evening. You can join the festivities through this link, or just scroll down to the preceding post.