Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/8/12
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Reeling from two losses in their past three games, the Minnesota Vikings went into Thursday's practice without their two biggest stars: running back Adrian Peterson and receiver Percy Harvin.Peterson, who leads the NFL with 957 rushing yards, was missing with an undisclosed illness. Meanwhile, Harvin, who has a league-high 62 receptions, is still dealing with a badly injured ankle. Harvin limped very slowly through the locker room Thursday but was without crutches after suffering sprains in three places during last week's 30-20 loss at Seattle.For an offense that has struggled to sustain drives and score points, missing its top two offensive playmakers heading into Sunday's game against NFC North foe Detroit would be damaging.Peterson, who's averaging a career-best 5.7 yards per carry after having major knee surgery in December, has rushed for at least 123 yards in each of the past three games, including a season-high 182 last week. But even with Peterson's elit...
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