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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson sat out Friday's practice with continued soreness in his left ankle, but Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he expects his star running back to play in Sunday's game at Seattle.Peterson, who leads the league in rushing with 775 yards, rested for precautionary reasons and spent Friday rehabbing and treating the ankle, which he hurt four weeks ago against the Tennessee Titans. Peterson, who is listed as probable, hasn't missed any game time during the past month but has said the injury has been nagging him."He was a little sore on Wednesday, did alright yesterday," Frazier said. "And we were talking this morning, why not get some rest and get some treatment, and he should be fresher come Sunday. He knows everything we've got in the game plan. He's pretty sharp on the things we were doing on Wednesday, Thursday and even Monday. So, he should be fine."Peterson has rushed for 276 yards the past two games against Arizona and Tampa Bay and had his longest run of the season last week on a 64-yard touchdown. He is averaging 5.1 yards per carry this season, his best since averaging 5.6 in his 2007 rookie season. The Vikings have had a longer break after playing last Thursday, which Peterson said helped his recovery."It feels good," he said Thursday. "Still nagging a little bit, but it's nothing that's going
to stop me from playing or anything. I'm just doing the necessary things to get it where I want it, get it back full and get the strength back. But it's better than it was, yeah."Frazier said tight end John Carlson still hasn't passed his concussion testing and will be out at least for Sunday's game. After missing Thursday's practice to tend to a family matter, league-leading receiver Percy Harvin was back at practice Friday and is expected to play Sunday.Follow Brian Hall on Twitter.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson was in the middle of answering a reporter's question Thursday, speaking about how he'll do anything to help the Minnesota Vikings succeed.Peterson, coming off back-to-back 100-yard rushing games for the first time this season, said it doesn't matter if he has to have, "100 yards, 80 yards, 60 yards receiving, 300 yards rushing...
Adrian Peterson leads the league in rushing yards less than a year after ACL surgery, but his career statistics are just as impressive as his 2012 stats. Where does he stand currently in comparison to Hall of Fame running backs? Plus, a look at the numbers and rankings between the Vikings and Seahawks.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is listed as probable to play at Seattle, despite his absence from the final full practice of the week.
The Vikings wanted to give the sprained left ankle that has bothered Peterson for the last month some extra rest, so he worked in the pool and received treatment instead of taking the field Friday. But coach Leslie Frazier said the...
Both running back Adrian Peterson and wide receiver Percy
Harvin were limited during Minnesota Vikings’ practice yesterday, but each
player is expected to play this weekend against the Seattle Seahawks, reports
Marc Sessler of NFL.com.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (ankle)
and wide receiver Percy Harvin (hamstring) were limited in practice, but
Stopping Peterson & Harvin Likely Key
After what was probably the worst defensive outing of the season for the Seattle Seahawks, the team will hope to rebound this Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings roll into town.
The job doesn’t get any easier for the Seahawks defense, as they will have to shut down a pair of Pro Bowlers in Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin if they want...
The Seahawks and the Vikings both rely on two of the best running backs. When Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch are workhorses, team success follows. The numbers show it.
There are four players on the Vikings that deserve to be on a fantasy football team this year, and I'm stretching that definition by including the defense. And even then, that's a MAYBE. You have Adrian Peterson and his league leading yardage, Percy Harvin and his league leading receptions, Blair Walsh with his golden leg (probably good for a bye week start) and the Vikings...
The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks didn't end the first half of the season how they wanted. Both are hoping the second half starts on a positive note Sunday.The Vikings will try to rebound from their most lopsided loss of the year and hand a third consecutive defeat to the Seahawks, who seek their best start at home since 2005.This game features the NFL's top rushers...
Vikings vs. Seahawks Gambling?
Headline: Seahawks back at Home to Face Surprising Vikings in Week 9
After two weeks on the road, the Seattle Seahawks finally return to the ultra-friendly confines of CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
They take on a Minnesota Vikings team that is 5-3 on the year, but is coming off their ugliest performance of the season thus far.
The Hawks lost two straight...
The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks didn't end the first half of the season how they wanted. Both are hoping the second half starts on a positive note Sunday.
The Vikings will try to rebound from their most lopsided loss of the year and hand a third consecutive defeat to the Seahawks, who seek their best start at home since 2005.
This game features the NFL's top...