With the snow coming down and the temperature teetering around freezing level, Pitta will suit up for the first time this season after dislocating and fracturing his hip during training camp.
With Pitta active for the first time this season, fellow tight end Dallas Clark is inactive and will not play against the Vikings.
The Ravens have also ruled out outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil due to a sprained ankle sustained a week ago against Pittsburgh. With Dumervil out of the lineup, rookie John Simon is active and will serve on special teams and in a backup role behind Courtney Upshaw and Pernell McPhee.
For the Vikings, Adrian Peterson is active and will play after being deemed questionable with a groin injury.
Here's the full list of inactives:
RAVENS INACTIVES: OLB Elvis Dumervil, TE Dallas Clark, DT Brandon Williams, WR Deonte Thompson, S Omar Brown, S Brynden Trawick, C Ryan Jensen.
VIKINGS INACTIVES: CB Josh Robinson, DT Chase Baker, OG Jeff Baca, TE Kyle Rudolph, QB Christian Ponder, WR Rodney Smith, OT Mike Remmers.