Minnesota's Week 12 bye couldn't be coming at a better time as they'll play the Broncos this Sunday (Week 11) without four key starters.
Wide receiver Adam Thielen (hamstring), nose tackle Linval Joseph (knee), guard Josh Kline (concussion) and safety Anthony Harris (groin) are all ruled out for Sunday's 12 p.m. kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium.
This will effectively be the fifth straight game Thielen has missed, although he played parts of the first quarter against the Lions and Chiefs. Kline suffered a concussion in last week's win over the Cowboys, while Joseph is going to miss his second straight game after undergoing a minor operation on his knee last week.
Harris injured his groin Sunday night against Dallas. He was limited in practice Wednesday before being held out completely Thursday and Friday.