Found November 23, 2011 on Fox Sports North:
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Selected in the second round of the 2010 draft, Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart has displayed one key trait in his 16 months with the team: patience. Gerhart knew the situation he was walking into when he was the 51st overall pick. The 6-foot, 231-pounder was chosen to be Adrian Peterson's backup and possibly receive time as a third-down back. The result has been one start in 25 career games for the onetime workhorse back at Stanford."It is tough," Gerhart said. "It's different. Coming from Stanford, where I carried the ball 20-plus times a game, to one, maybe two a game. It's difficult, but at the same time that was the kind of the role I'm in. I knew with Adrian -- one of the best in the game, if not the best in the game -- backing him up my opportunities were going to be limited and I had to make the most of them. It's been tough, but that's kind of the role I was in."Gerhart's role could be changin...

Falcons defense looking to slow Peterson

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. When the Falcons host 2-8 Minnesota on Sunday gunning for their fifth win in six games, the match-up will present a case of strength versus strength, weakness versus weakness that is, if Vikings running back Adrian Peterson can play. After their impressive effort last week against a former NFL rushing champion they held Tennessee's Chris Johnson to 13...

Adrian Peterson could miss more then just week 12

When Adrian Peterson was first diagnosed with a grade 1 ankle sprain the Vikings said he would only miss a week, but now Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier is saying they might hold Peterson out for 2 or 3 weeks to let his ankle heal. Since the team isn’t in the playoff hunt this is the smart move.  No use further injuring your best player in games that don’t matter.  The Vikings...

Adrian Peterson could play vs. Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier did not rule out on Wednesday that running back Adrian Peterson could potentially play on Sunday against the Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Peterson, who suffered a high ankle sprain to his left ankle last Sunday against Oakland, is wearing a protective boot. Frazier said Peterson would have the boot removed on Friday...

Vikings RB Peterson doubtful against Falcons

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at Atlanta because of a high ankle sprain.

Week 12 Streaming Piles Of D

Atlanta vs. MIN Things couldn’t get much worse for Minnesota after they are in jeopardy of playing without their only consistent offensive weapon, Adrian Peterson. Even if Peterson gets in the game, Atlanta has evolved into one of the better run defenses in the league. It will be tough going for Ponder against Grimes and the Falcons’ secondary as they’ve snagged 11 interceptions...

Studs and Duds From Week 11

The Raiders slogged through the second half again and it nearly came back to bite them. A better team may have been able to capitalize on the Raiders penalties, but the Vikings without Adrian Peterson were powerless to do so. The defense looked suspect again and the Raiders offensive line struggled more than they have [...]

Vikings RB Peterson doubtful against Falcons

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at Atlanta because of a high ankle sprain.

Adrian Peterson still in walking boot for Vikings

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says star running back Adrian Peterson will not play Sunday against Atlanta if he cannot practice by Friday.

Vikings' Peterson sits out, doubtful vs. Falcons

Minnesota Vikings halfback Adrian Peterson didn't practice Friday and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons because of his high ankle sprain.

Victory vs. Vikes - Good, Bad, and Ugly

Raiders 27 - Vikings 21The game yesterday had an odd ebb and flow to it. After surrendering an early 7-0 lead to the Vikings, the Raiders scored 27 unanswered points. It seemed like the Vikings completely fell apart immediately after RB Adrian Peterson was injured. In the ensuing 2nd quarter of play, the Raiders had 3 possessions and 3 touchdown drives. With :51 left in the 3rd...

Vikings-Falcons Preview

The Atlanta Falcons had a somewhat sloppy performance last week, but still managed to win. The players know they can't make the same mistakes and still prevail, although they might be able to get away with it against the lowly Minnesota Vikings. Especially if they're without Adrian Peterson. The Falcons hope to erase some of last week's miscues Sunday when they host...
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