Found October 19, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier knows his team has avoided the major injuries that have occurred around the league, and he was thankful again Friday as it appears Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen and Jerome Simpson will all be ready Sunday when Minnesota hosts the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings have benefited from a relatively healthy roster all season as they've gotten off to a 4-2 start. Peterson, the team's leading rusher, missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with an injured ankle but was a full participant on Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Arizona (4-2). Allen, the team's star defensive end, was limited Wednesday and missed Thursday's practice with a groin injury but was a full participant on Friday and is probable. Simpson, the downfield receiver the team has been waiting on through suspension and injury, practiced all week after being inactive last week due to a back injury that affects his leg. He is ...

Adrian Peterson Injury: Vikings RB’s Ankle “Hurting Consistently”

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed another practice Thursday due to a lingering ankle injury. The running back told reporters that it’s been “hurting consistently” since he sustained the injury, but he says he’s going to suit up against the Arizona Cardinals this weekend, reports Tom Pelissero of "Since I twisted it up...

Adrian Peterson Injury: Vikings RB Expected to Play

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to play against the Arizona Cardinals today despite a lingering ankle injury, reports Stephania Bell of ESPN. After not practicing Wednesday or Thursday, Peterson went through a full practice Friday in advance of Sunday's game. Peterson didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday for the Vikings...

Jared Allen not ready to crown Robert Griffin III

After last week’s loss to the Redskins, Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said he isn’t ready to say quarterback Robert Griffin III is a great player.“I’m not going to crown him anything yet,” said Allen, per Comcast Sports, via Black Sports Online. He had a good game. Hats off to him, he ran really well. But to be great in this league, you have to do it for years and years...

Peterson sits out Vikings' practice

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice Thursday but insisted that he was just resting his sore ankle. The Vikings face a tough upcoming stretch, playing Arizona on Sunday and Tampa Bay next Thursday. "Since I twisted it up and it happened, it's been hurting consistently," Peterson told ESPN Twin cities. "Then we go out and play (against...

Adrian Peterson Sits Out Thursday

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (ankle) didn't practice again Thursday but he expects to play Sunday, according to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.Fantasy Spin:Peterson didn't practice Wednesday either but it seems like Minnesota is just hold the star running back out as a precaution. Even with a bum ankle, Peterson still hung 129 total yards on 24 touches on...

NFC North Review

Which one of these NFC North teams will prevail with a division title at the end of the 2012 season? The pick I’ve chosen may surprise you more than the Vikings 4-2 start.Coming into the 2012 season, the NFC North division was regarded as one of the best/toughest divisions in football. Before the year had begun, many sports analysts pick three teams from the north division (the...

Allen waxes on present and near future

Jared Allen offered assessments of the Cardinals’ O-line, their QB situation, the improved maturity of the Vikings and playing Thursday night games.

Vikings won't put sacks ahead of game plan

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jared Allen and Brian Robison, the Minnesota Vikings' pass-rushing defensive ends, insist they don't look at Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals any differently than any other game.Allen says he's always excited to play. Robison says they "always salivate" at the thought of getting after opposing quarterbacks, no matter the team...

Adrian Peterson not practicing, resting his sore ankle

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice on Thursday as he continues to nurse a sprained ankle.It looks like the Vikings are sitting Peterson out as a precaution and he should be fine for this week’s game.

Vikings use stars, lead 14-7

The Vikings got Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin involved, taking a 14-7 halftime lead.

Game Thread: Cardinals vs. Vikings Hunting Season

OK, yes, I know you don't exactly go hunting Cardinals, but we're not playing the Eagles this week either, and those you can DEFINITELY hunt. Especially bald ones, because their eggs taste so much better. Doesn't mean you can't still jump in this Purple Jesus Diaries Game Thread though and have some fun! The Minnesota Vikings are looking to get back to their winning...

NFL Week 7 Spread Picks

Brought to You by Aaron Marcotte (@MoreThanFantasy) of Check out the blog: The biggest bye week of the season is here. For those in survivor pools, this makes for a tough week. To date, I’ve used DET, CIN, DAL, ATL, PIT and NYJ respectively each week. This week I’m going with my first spread pick: the Minnesota Vikings. Vikings...
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