Found September 03, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Jacksonville at Minnesota Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Mall of America Field, Minneapolis - TV: CBS; DirecTV: 710 *TV announcers: Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots *Keys to the game: Vikings coach Leslie Frazier continues to temper excitement building for Adrian Peterson's return to action for the first time since a Christmas Eve knee injury and said he'll be a game-time decision. Controlling the ball is a stated mantra, and the Vikings need pinpoint passing from QB Christian Ponder as a complement to the smashmouth running game with Peterson and a beefed-up Toby Gerhart. The Jaguars have their own backfield drama with Maurice Jones-Drew ending a 38-day holdout exactly one week before the opener. He'll have enough of a grasp of the playbook to get on the field, but Rashad Jennings figures to take most of the totes behind a good blocking front. Rookie WR Justin Blackmon could emerge as a steady No. 1 receiver, but will need second-year QB Blaine Gabbert to find his rhythm a...

Fraizer: Peterson will be gametime decision

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Back at practice Monday for the start of the first week of the regular season, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was making no assurances on the availability of star running back Adrian Peterson. Frazier said he wants to see how Peterson does in practice this week and said the team will wait to make the decision whether to activate Peterson right up until...

Adrian Peterson given the green light for full contact

Accordin to Kevin Seifert of, Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier told 1500 ESPN Radio in Minneapolis that defenders will be allowed to fully hit running back Adrian Peterson in today’s practice. Leslie Frazier tells that defenders can hit Adrian Peterson w/out limitations today in prax for first time. #Vikings — Kevin Seifert (@espn_nfcnblog) September...

Vikings will take Peterson decision to wire

MINNEAPOLIS - Despite his return to practice and his well-publicized goal of wanting to play in the season opener, running back Adrian Peterson's status for Sunday's game against the Jaguars won't be decided until the Vikings turn in their list of inactives 90 minutes before kickoff. "Without question, that's what we'll do," coach Leslie Frazier said...

Frazier: Peterson decision won't come until Sunday

Updates. With AP Photos. By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer Playing in the season opener has been at the forefront of Adrian Peterson's mind almost since he went down with a torn left ACL in the second-to-last game of the 2011 season. How long it has taken other running backs to return from the injury doesn't concern Peterson. The Minnesota Vikings' star running back...

Adrian Peterson will be a game time decision

AP According to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Radio, Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has indicated that running back Adrian Peterson (knee) will be a game time decision this week. Frazier says #Vikings “without question” will take Adrian Peterson decision up to Sunday. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 3, 2012 Even if Peterson plays this week, I wouldn’t...

Peterson will be limited if he plays Sunday

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be limited if he plays Sunday in the regular-season opener, head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday.

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson will be limited if he plays

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be limited if he plays Sunday in the regular-season opener, head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday.

Minnesota Vikings: Most Loved And Hated Players

You don't have to think very hard to find the player that the vast majority of Viking fans absolutely adore. Hands down the solid majority will scream "Adrian" as if Rocky were standing there all bloody, dazed and confused. Yes AD (All Day) Adrian Peterson is the main man in the twin cities and rightfully so. The running back has done nothing to disappoint from his...

Harvin the Vikings’ primary healthy playmaker

With Adrian Peterson on the comeback trail, there is little question who is the Vikings’ biggest offensive playmaker. Percy Harvin showed just how productive he can be last year when Peterson was struggling with ankle and knee injuries, even if Harvin downplayed it.
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