MINNEAPOLIS -- Chad Greenway will miss his third consecutive game Sunday for the Minnesota Vikings. The linebacker, who was listed as doubtful for the game with broken ribs, is among the team's seven inactives for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.
That means Gerald Hodges will start for the third week in a row at weakside linebacker. Hodges has played well in spots since Greenway got hurt against New Orleans, and he, along with the rest of the Vikings' defense, could catch a break Sunday with both Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush out for the Lions.
Detroit listed the receiver and running back as inactive for Sunday's game, and though Golden Tate has played well as the Lions' No. 2 receiver, the Vikings certainly have fewer contingencies to worry about as they try to slow down the Lions' offense and get to 3-3 on Sunday.
Here is the full list of the Vikings' inactives: