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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings went back to work Wednesday, preparing for Sunday's win-and-in playoff scenario against the Green Bay Packers in the regular-season finale, but were without running back Adrian Peterson, defensive end Jared Allen and cornerback Antoine Winfield.
Peterson, who is 102 yards away from being just the seventh player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season and 208 yards from breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season record of 2,105, was held out of practice with lingering abdominal soreness. Peterson isn't expected to miss Sunday's game against Green Bay (11-4) as he tries to break the record and lead Minnesota into the playoffs.
Jared Allen, whose 10 sacks leads the Vikings (9-6), was suffering from an illness. Antoine Winfield practiced on a limited basis with a broken bone in his right hand. Winfield had a cast on his hand from a break he said he suffered in the first quarter of last Sunday's win at Houston. Winf...
BEST OF MAXIM
Vikings CB Antoine Winfield has put together quite the season, despite the fact that he’s currently 35-years-old. While his 2012 success has really helped a young Vikings team, it will also create a bit of an issue in regards to the team’s salary cap during the offseason.
Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press writes that Winfield’s contract included a playing-time clause that...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson never doubted himself during his recovery from major knee surgery. One game and 208 yards away from the single-season NFL rushing record, he isn't going to start now.Peterson, who leads the league with 1,898 rushing yards and is 207 away from Eric Dickerson's single-season record, believes the record will fall Sunday when the Minnesota...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If Adrian Peterson is able to become the NFL's all-time rushing leader this Sunday, the Vikings' star running back will have to thank the Green Bay Packers for playing such a significant role in his record-breaking season.
Peterson, who ran for 210 yards against the Packers on Dec. 2 at Lambeau Field, will pass Eric Dickerson's 28-year-old record of...
With an article that feels like it was written before the game had kicked off Kelly, a sports columnist for the Toronto Star issued a scathing column with the basic premise that the Vikings were failing this season because they were relying too heavily on Adrian Peterson. The piece fails to take into account where the Vikings would be without Peterson this season (certainly not facing...
If the Vikings beat the Packers, they are in the playoffs, but they will be attempting to win with star running back Adrian Peterson dealing with sore abdominal muscles.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson's spot in the Pro Bowl was never in doubt, just another footnote in his remarkable recovery from knee surgery. Wednesday, three of Peterson's teammates discovered they would be joining him.
The NFL announced the initial rosters for the Pro Bowl to be played in Honolulu on Jan. 17, 2013 and the Minnesota Vikings had four players selected...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Jared Allen returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday after missing the previous practices because of an illness. Adrian Peterson was held out for a second straight day, but the Vikings have been giving the star running back days off during the week as a matter of routine throughout the second half of the season.
Peterson says his sore...
Sensational comebacks have Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson headed for the Pro Bowl.
Also selected Wednesday to the NFL's all-star game was Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Manning missed all of the 2011 season with neck and back problems that required several operations. He then signed with Denver as a free agent and has led the Broncos on a 10-game winning...
The Vikings moved up two spots, to 12th, in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings, and the national media are starting to see more than just Adrian Peterson as assets on the team.
WIN AND IN!
Never in a million years. Never would I have thought that, this year, the Minnesota Vikings would be sitting at 9-6 on the year, guaranteed a winning record for the season (WHAT?!), in a position to play a meaningful game to get them into the playoffs in their last game of the season against their rival the Green Bay Packers, and that they would beat the Houston Texans...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings couldn't have gotten any better health news in advance of Sunday's win-and-in playoff scenario.
Minnesota (9-6), which can earn a playoff spot with a win Sunday at home against the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers (11-4), expect to have leading rusher Adrian Peterson, 14-year veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield and defensive...
It’s getting closer to the post season and the Houston Texans have not shown the same explosiveness on offense that they have in the first quarter of the season. The Texans hosted the Vikings at Reliant Stadium and were very gracious hosts as they allowed the Vikings to put their feet up on the table and make themselves at home. The game never seemed out of control or out of hand...
Well, This is Very Exciting:
Who knew, right? What if we were chatting casually over a fine glass of port on a mid-summer's eve, lauding the game of professional football and discussing our favorite collection of athletes to play for the team associated with our state. What if I had told you that, with one game left to play in the upcoming season, our team or Norseman would...