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The Minnesota Vikings have been one of the biggest surprise teams in the NFL this season. An even bigger surprise has been the play of RB Adrian Peterson. Peterson suffered a devastating knee injury last season and wasn’t expected to be ready for the start of this season. Not only was he ready to play, but he has amazed the NFL world with the level at which he’s been able to return to the field this year. However, after battling a nagging ankle injury, Peterson was held out of practice on Tuesday.
The Vikings have a short week, hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.
This move should come as no surprise to many. This is simply a precautionary move by the Vikings to give Peterson some rest on a very short week. The University of Oklahoma product is coming off his best effort of the season, rushing for 153 yards on 23 carries last week against the Arizona Cardinals. He has totaled an amazing 652 rushing yards this season, just 7 yards behind the league leading RB Arian Fos...
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Adrian Peterson appears to be back from knee surgery after winning NFC Offensive Player of the Week, but he will be going up against a good Bucs run defense. We break down the rankings and numbers for the Vikings-Bucs game.
The Vikings listed Adrian Peterson as probable for Thursday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, meaning he will play.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Leslie Frazier has held firm to his feelings of how to win in the NFL since taking over as the Minnesota Vikings head coach almost two years ago. Frazier, in many ways from the old-school line of thinking, wants to establish a strong running game and play sound defense. He's witness the trends and heard about the opinions that the NFL is now a passing league...
The Minnesota Viking announced yesterday that running back
Adrian Peterson, offensive lineman Matt Kalil and defensive end Jared Allen all
would have been sidelined due to injury if the team had practiced yesterday,
reports Joseph Alper of ProFootballTalk.com.
The Vikings estimated that
running back Adrian Peterson, tackle Matt Kalil and
defensive end Jared Allen all...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Vikings kept pace in the NFC North with Sunday's 21-14 win against the Arizona Cardinals and did so the old-fashioned way, with a strong running game and stout defense.
Minnesota (5-2) continued its early-season momentum thanks to an all-around defensive effort Sunday and 153 yards rushing by Adrian Peterson, holding on after developing an early lead...
The Vikings are a top-10 team once again, but just barely after they struggled to pass the ball. Still, Adrian Peterson and a good defense keep impressing.
The Vikings come in tied for the most wins in the NFC North, but they trail the Bears by one in the loss column.
The Bucs have a different and are less advantageous current situation, as they are 2-4 and are the second-worst team in the NFC by way of record and tiebreakers.
Adrian Peterson has returned from injury better than anyone could have expected, and he has the Vikings unexpectedly...
The Minnesota Vikings' passing attack was awful last Sunday, but Adrian Peterson and the defense did enough to compensate in the win.
The star running back tries to lead the Vikings to their first 5-0 home start since 2009 on Thursday night against a Buccaneers team that's dropped nine straight on the road since its last trip to Minneapolis.
With Christian Ponder throwing...
The Bucs head up north to face the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football. Tampa Bay can not let the national spotlight get to them as running back Adrian Peterson and defensive end Jared Allen have made it tough for the opposition to get a win off of them this season. Keep Peterson from running wild Adrian Peterson ran for 153 yards and one touchdown against the Cardinals...
The Thursday night match-ups have proven to be must-see TV. Let’s dive into Week 8′s clash that features two teams that appear to be going in very different directions.
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Minnesota's rebuilding project might eventually prove it needs more work. The Vikings, though, have clearly restored a critical piece of their foundation: the dome-field advantage.
They're 4-0 this year under the roof, where their fierce pass rush has been bothering opposing quarterbacks and Adrian Peterson has been powering his way through the other team's defense....
Leslie Frazier saw something in the Cardinals run defense that he wanted to exploit and he turned to Adrian Peterson to do that. It’s become a focus of the Vikings this year: When they need a win most, they turn to a heavier workload for Peterson and he responds.