Found December 19, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. With a pivotal final two games coming against teams that have already clinched playoff spots, the Minnesota Vikings got back to practice Wednesday without three key players, though only starting defensive end Brian Robison's status for Sunday is in doubt. Running back Adrian Peterson, who leads the league with 1,812 yards rushing and is vying for Eric Dickerson's single-season record of 2,105, sat out Wednesday's practice with what's listed as abdominal and groin injuries. But Peterson, coming back from major knee surgery, was likely getting rest at the end of a season in which he's received more of a workload than many expected. "We may or may not have Adrian do anything today," Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier said earlier Wednesday before Peterson was held out. Rookie left tackle Matt Kalil missed practice because of an illness. Robison, who has 7.5 sacks as the starting left end, is dealing with an AC sprain in his right shoulder, and Frazier said the sprain is a Grade 3, which means Robison suffered major tears to the tendons. "It will be day to day," Frazier said of Robison's status for Sunday's game at 12-2 Houston. "We're hoping that he'll make it. But it will be day to day. We probably won't know anything until probably Friday, just to see whether or not he's making continued progress throughout the week." Veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield (knee), defensive end Jared Allen (shoulder), punter Chris Kluwe (left kneeright groin), tackle Phil Loadholt (knee) and safety Mistral Raymond (ankle) were limited in Wednesday's practice. Defensive end Everson Griffen, who filled in for Robison after the injury Sunday and had an interception return for a touchdown, had his elbow heavily wrapped during practice but was a full participant. Cornerback and returner Marcus Sherels was listed as a full participant with quadriceps and elbow injuries. Cornerback Chris Cook, still trying to make his return from a broken arm, was at practice again Wednesday and is hopeful to return for Sunday's game. Peterson earns team honor, gives toys for the holidays: Peterson, in his comeback from knee surgery, was selected as the team's 2012 Ed Block Courage Award winner as voted on by his teammates. He suffered tears to the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee against Washington last season and had surgery on Dec. 30. Yet Peterson battled through a major recovery and was in the lineup for the season's opening game and has already established a career high in rushing yards this season and is a candidate for MVP and Comeback Player of the Year honors. Every NFL team selects an Ed Block Courage Award winner who "exemplifies commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage." The Vikings also announced that Peterson and the Mall of America are partnering to donate 1,812 toys (one for each of Peterson's rushing yards to date) to the Salvation Army during the holiday season. The total number of toys will increase at the completion of the regular season to reflect Peterson's final rushing yardage total. Follow Brian Hall on Twitter.

Adrian Peterson Gets Engaged To Former Playboy Playmate and College Sweetheart

The Minnesota Vikings running back is having a career season on and off the field. Adrian Peterson is reportedly engaged to his college sweetheart and former Playboy Playmate, Ashley Brown. The two met in college at the University of Oklahoma in 2004 and have been dating since. Congrats to Adrian and Ashley. [Rolling Out] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Peterson to appear on 'The League' Thursday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Nearing the NFL's single-season rushing record, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is everywhere these days, from magazines, newspapers, radio and TV talk shows and highlight shows. Tonight he takes on a sitcom nearly as flawlessly as he does NFL defenses. Peterson is set to appear on tonight's episode of "The League" on FX, starring...

Peterson to appear Thursday on 'The League'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. As he nears the NFL's single-season rushing record, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is everywhere these days, from magazines, newspapers and radio to TV talk shows and highlight shows. On Thursday night, he takes on a sitcom nearly as flawlessly as he does NFL defenses. Peterson is set to appear on Thursday's episode of "The League...

Make no mistake: Peterson wants what Dickerson has

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. In the NFL, some milestones and records mean more than others. Whether it's Tom Brady's 50 passing touchdowns in 2007 or Brett Favre's 297 consecutive starts, a few numbers simply captivate football fans. Last year, 5,000 passing yards was the milestone of the moment, but three players getting there in the same season knocked off the shine. One hundred...

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Records Were Made to Be Broken

With two weeks left in the regular season, the race for MVP has been whittled down to a two-man contest, Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson. While arguments can also be made for Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and J.J. Watt, the reality is that Manning and Peterson both overcame impossible, insurmountable odds. And both performed at a level that exceeded all expectations. Manning, as...

Former Vikes’ QB Embarrassed with Minnesota Passing Game

Former Vikings QB Fran Tarkenton passed his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, so he knows a thing or two about how an offense should be ran, and what a passing game should consist of. With his old team struggling in the era of pass-happy teams, he is embarrassed by the product the Vikings are putting on the field for the fans. Former Vikings QB Frank Tarkenton is none too happy...

Walsh kicking up a storm in Minnesota

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With the NFL season only a couple weeks away from concluding its regular season, we find ourselves trying to separate the haves from the have-nots, as multiple teams find themselves in position to make a push to the playoffs. As some teams still have work to do by controlling their own destiny, and other teams can only hope they get the necessary help to get in, it’ll be interesting...
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