Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been listed as probable for Monday’s night game against the New York Giants after missing some practice time this week because of tightness in his hamstring.
When the NFL was looking for a Monday night game in the seventh week of the season, the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants seemed a natural. The Vikings were coming off a surprising 10-6 record and a playoff berth in 2012.
The Minnesota Vikings announced that safety Harrison Smith will not play in Monday’s game against the New York Giants because of turf toe. In fact, the team is checking with doctors to see if rest and rehab can heal the second-year safety or if surgery is required. Surgery would put Smith on the injured reserve list.
Would you buy stock in Adrian Peterson?
Adrian Peterson has rejoined the Minnesota Vikings after missing practice to attend the funeral for his 2-year-old son.
Prosecutors expect to ask a grand jury to consider more serious charges in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Lincoln County State’s Attorney Tom Wollman says he will review the completed autopsy report.
Dave asks Mike who will start at QB next week for Minnesota.
As the final seconds ticked down, Cam Newton walked across the field to find Adrian Peterson and offered a warm embrace. It was a moment of comfort for Peterson, who was playing two days after his 2-year-old son was killed in an alleged case of child abuse in South Dakota.
Cam Newton threw for three touchdown passes and ran for another score, and the Panthers romped past Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings 35-10 on Sunday.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is playing Sunday at the Metrodome — just days after his 2-year-old son died, an apparent victim of a brutal beating at the hands of another man.
Adrian Peterson is suited up for Minnesota’s game against Carolina. One of the star running back’s sons, a 2-year-old in South Dakota, died Friday after an alleged attack in a child abuse case.
In a place where cheering and rallying are usually heard outside the Metrodome was silent for a candlelight vigil Saturday night. “We just feel really bad about the situation and we want to just support Adrian and his family,” said Megan Tamkey from Minneapolis. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son died Friday, allegedly from child abuse by his mother’s boyfriend. “I was devastated,” Teddie McKinley from Roseville said. “I couldn’t believe it.”
When Adrian Peterson was 7, he saw his older brother die in a bike accident when he was hit by a drunken driver. For Peterson’s teenage years, his father was in prison. He grew up poor in east Texas. Shortly before the Minnesota Vikings drafted him in 2007, a half-brother, was shot and killed. Long before Peterson began running through the NFL record book, he learned to turn tragedy into fuel for an exceptional career. Football has always been his escape, and now he’s dealing with more off-the-field strife.
The Minnesota Vikings have no players expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers due to an injury. Christian Ponder’s ribs, whether they have heeled completely or not, remain a topic of discussion. Two players missed practice Thursday while six others were limited or full participants.
Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son, who had been in critical condition after being beaten, has died from his injuries, according to Sioux Falls police. Peterson had been in Sioux Falls on Thursday, visiting the boy who police said had been allegedly severely beaten by the man who the mother of the boy is dating.