Tight end Kyle Rudolph made quite the turnaround as he’ll play Sunday despite head coach Mike Zimmer ruling him out earlier this week.
Rudolph was originally listed doubtful to play due to an ankle injury that kept him from practicing this week. He was upgraded to questionable on Saturday and will play.
Riley Reiff will miss his first game of the season due to an ankle injury suffered in Carolina. He’s inactive after being listed doubtful Friday. Rashod Hill will get his sixth straight start, first of the season at left tackle.
The Vikings offensive line will have right tackle Mike Remmers and center Pat Elflein back in the starting lineup.
Cornerback Mackensie Alexander was ruled out earlier this week due to a rib injury. Veteran Terence Newman will likely see an increased role as the primary nickel corner.
Vikings’ inactives: Reiff (ankle), Alexander (ribs), QB Kyle Sloter, DE Tashawn Bower, DT Jaleel Johnson, WR Stacy Coley and RB Mack Brown.
Bengals’ inactives: RB Joe Mixon (concussion), LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion), LB Kevin Minter (hamstring), LB Nick Vigil (ankle), OL Christian Westerman and DT Josh Tupou.