Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been held out of the season finale. For the Vikings, running backs Adrian Peterson (foot) and Toby Gerhart (hamstring) are inactive. Matt Asiata starts instead.
The Minnesota Vikings have ruled out running back Adrian Peterson for their final game of the season. The Vikings announced Saturday they downgraded Peterson from doubtful on the original injury report to out against Detroit Sunday, when the Vikings and Lions will play the last game at the Metrodome. Peterson sprained his right foot Dec. 8 at Baltimore and sat out the following week against Philadelphia.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been voted to his sixth career Pro Bowl. The NFL made the announcement on Friday night. Voting was done by players, coaches and fans. Peterson has been voted in for all but one of his seven seasons.
Adrian Peterson has tried to play through a sprained foot and a lingering groin injury, but he is doubtful to play in Sunday’s final regular-season game at home against the Detroit Lions. Peterson is third in the league in rushing with 1,266 yards. He practiced on a limited basis this week for the Minnesota Vikings (4-10-1), who on Sunday play the final game in the Metrodome’s history.
Reigning MVP Adrian Peterson expects to play in the final game ever at Mall of America Sunday against the Detroit Lions. The running back played in the Minnesota Vikings loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, but lasted just one offensive play into the second half. His backup, Toby Gerhart, is unlikely to play and cornerback Xavier Rhodes could return after missing two weeks. The Vikings had four players list as non-participants, seven as limited participants and four as full participants in Thursday’s practice.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is aiming to play in the season finale despite a sprained right foot that has slowed him the last few weeks. Peterson took part in practice Thursday. He said prior to the workout his “mindset is to be out there” Sunday against Detroit, the last game ever at the Metrodome. But Peterson acknowledged he felt uncomfortable last week at Cincinnati. He said “stay tuned,” as to whether he’ll be healthy enough to play.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier talked with to the team about his job status Tuesday morning. He believes that could have been reason the team lost focus in last week’s blow out loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Vikings will have a ceremony to say goodbye to Mall of America Field.
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Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes during a 42-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the first step in a series of events that broke the Bengals’ way and got them a division title.
The Minnesota Vikings were a minor inconvenience for the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton tossed four touchdowns to lead the Bengals to a 42-14 victory. Dalton threw just 11 incompletions and was sacked twice to build a 136.5 quarterback rating. Cordarrelle Patterson was the lone bright spot for the Vikings with a 35.8 yard kick return average, 54 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson is back after missing one game with a foot injury. Peterson was limited in practice during the week.
The Minnesota Vikings are likely to have their top two running backs back for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Vikings listed four players as non-participants, four players as limited participants and four players as full participants in Thursday’s practice.
Adrian Peterson returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Friday and is expected to play in Sunday’s game at Cincinnati as long as he doesn’t have any setbacks with his sprained right foot. Peterson, the league’s second-leading rusher, is listed as questionable for Minnesota (4-9-1). He missed last week’s game after spraining his foot a week earlier at Baltimore. The NFL MVP trails Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy by 122 yards for the league rushing title with two games left.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson remains on track to return to action this weekend despite being held out of practice for further treatment on his sprained right foot.
Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart will likely be back on the field soon for Minnesota. That means Matt Asiata will be pushed to the background again. Last week was Asiata’s time to shine. With Peterson and Gerhart missing, he scored three touchdowns on 30 carries to help the Vikings control the clock on their way to a 48-30 victory over Philadelphia.