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Harvin, Peterson miss practice for Vikings

Percy Harvin AP

On offense, the Vikings have two reliable weapons.  Neither practiced on Thursday.

Via Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com, receiver Percy Harvin missed another day of practice with an ankle that he says was sprained in three places.  It casts real doubt on his ability to play Sunday against the Lions.

Also absent from practice was running back Adrian Peterson, who has an illness.  That said, it’s hard to imagine any illness of any kind or any severity keeping Peterson from playing.

The Vikings follow their game against the Lions with a bye week.  After that, the Viking launch into a season-killing six-pack to conclude the season, with games against the Bears, Packers, Bears, Rams, Texans, and Packers.

Win or lose on Sunday, a season that not long ago had plenty of promise could soon be going up in Colorado/Washington smoke.

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38 Responses to “Harvin, Peterson miss practice for Vikings”
  1. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Nov 8, 2012 4:11 PM

    Harvin has asked to be traded to the Broncos or Seahawks.

  2. rhcpvikings says: Nov 8, 2012 4:14 PM

    Bring it on! Vikes gonna go 5-2 the last 7 games and make the playoffs at 10-6. After that anything can happen.

  3. plumbstupid says: Nov 8, 2012 4:21 PM

    I feel for you, Peterson. I get physically ill watching Ponder play too.

  4. stellarperformance says: Nov 8, 2012 4:26 PM

    I would normally (always) cheer against the Vikings, no matter what. But I am actually beginning to feel sorry for them. With the two players that make up the franchise out and the team clearly an underdog, I will be cheering for a Lions loss.

  5. chatham10 says: Nov 8, 2012 4:31 PM

    Even if the Vikings do not win another game this year it still beats what all the experts had to say about this team.

  6. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Nov 8, 2012 4:38 PM

    rhcpvikings says:Nov 8, 2012 4:14 PM

    Bring it on! Vikes gonna go 5-2 the last 7 games and make the playoffs at 10-6. After that anything can happen.
    _____

    Actually, going 5-2 in their last 7 games is the very definition of “anything can happen.” You don’t have to wait until the playoffs for it.

  7. vikefan says: Nov 8, 2012 4:42 PM

    ……and with Harvin possibly out it will give Musgrave & Ponder a chance to actually come up with an air assault that does not hinge on only 1 receiver

    may be interesting to watch Ponder may actually look for an open receiver instead of just #12

  8. vikefan says: Nov 8, 2012 4:43 PM

    …..but make sure the game plan does not involve any fade routes.

  9. dukemarc says: Nov 8, 2012 4:45 PM

    rhcpvikings says:
    Nov 8, 2012 4:14 PM
    Bring it on! Vikes gonna go 5-2 the last 7 games and make the playoffs at 10-6. After that anything can happen.
    ————————–

    That assumes they are going to either sweep the Bears or the Packers or that they are going to beat the Texans – which is it? I’m dying to hear this reply.

  10. ejmat2 says: Nov 8, 2012 4:50 PM

    vikefan says:
    Nov 8, 2012 4:42 PM
    ……and with Harvin possibly out it will give Musgrave & Ponder a chance to actually come up with an air assault that does not hinge on only 1 receiver

    may be interesting to watch Ponder may actually look for an open receiver instead of just #12
    ——————————-
    I agree but in all fairness he does try to force the ball to Simpson every so often when he’s double covered. lol

  11. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Nov 8, 2012 4:53 PM

    “On offense, the Vikings have two reliable weapons.”

    What do you mean? What about Jerome Sim…, John Car…, Devon Aroma…, Kyle Rud…, Michael Jen…, Jerome Fel…, Rhett El.., Jarius Wri…

  12. bobnelsonjr says: Nov 8, 2012 4:56 PM

    Lions by 30.

    The vikings and their loudmouth customers have disappeared again.

  13. titogetmesometissue says: Nov 8, 2012 4:56 PM

    vikefan says:Nov 8, 2012 4:42 PM

    ……and with Harvin possibly out it will give Musgrave & Ponder a chance to actually come up with an air assault that does not hinge on only 1 receiver

    may be interesting to watch Ponder may actually look for an open receiver instead of just #12

    _____

    Yeah, because slightly below average quarterbacks always perform better when their two best offensive weapons aren’t in the game. Lord, just it be over soon please.

  14. klunge says: Nov 8, 2012 5:09 PM

    rhcpvikings says:
    Nov 8, 2012 4:14 PM
    Bring it on! Vikes gonna go 5-2 the last 7 games and make the playoffs at 10-6. After that anything can happen.
    ————————————————-

    Actually, they’re most likely going to have to go 5-1 over their last 6 games. Vikings have definitely done better than everyone thought so far, but that’s the definition of overachieving. They managed to play above themselves for half a season, but that can’t last. Lions have been underachieving but that too is correcting itself. It’s a shame Harvin is likely to miss, when the Lions win skeptics will blame it on Minny not being full strength. Not being hater but in the previous victory their offense was awful with only 212yds/2 FG, and they’ve looked worse lately except for Peterson.

  15. dcviking says: Nov 8, 2012 5:25 PM

    bobnelsonjr says: Nov 8, 2012 4:56 PM

    Lions by 30.

    The vikings and their loudmouth customers have disappeared again.
    ————————————-

    Maybe but blowhard Packers fans and their moronic predictions never disappoint

  16. geniusfan says: Nov 8, 2012 5:26 PM

    The only good thing about Christian Ponder is his girlfriend.

  17. tombradysponytail says: Nov 8, 2012 5:37 PM

    Wow, why are you Vike fans all so negative? Your team still has a winning record, how could you expect much more than that? I can’t believe you’re all bailing on your squad so quickly. I thought you “bled purple?” Sheesh.

  18. sterling7 says: Nov 8, 2012 5:39 PM

    Christian Ponder makes Tarvaris Jackson look like Johnny Unitas!

  19. purplengold says: Nov 8, 2012 5:41 PM

    arrrg

  20. dcviking says: Nov 8, 2012 5:48 PM

    Actually wait, bobby is probably an “owner”. Right Bobby? Or did you just photocopy another persons stock purchase, or maybe you just used word or photoshop to make your own authentic Packer stock certificate.

  21. purpleguy says: Nov 8, 2012 6:22 PM

    Only fans with half a brain expected more than 6-7 wins out of this team (an example of 1/2 a brain is demonstrated by the Pack-fan posts above). Peterson hasn’t really practiced on a Thursday the last few weeks so no biggie, but with Harvin likely out, we’re screwed on Sunday.

  22. klunge says: Nov 8, 2012 6:53 PM

    purplengold says:Nov 8, 2012 5:41 PM

    arrrg
    ——————————————————–

    That about sums it up. Sometimes saying it simple says it best.

  23. udjets says: Nov 8, 2012 6:54 PM

    I don’t think Ponder is he problem; he’s shown plenty of potential. I think the problem is Simpson or rather Musgrave trying to force Simpson on Ponder. They desperately want a deep threat and appear to want the ball forced his way. They were much better without him while relying on Peterson and the short game, although I’m not sure that Harvin doesn’t mean more to the team as an overall threat. I also believe they are a more well rounded team than some give them credit for.

  24. mnomalley says: Nov 8, 2012 7:18 PM

    hey everybody can dog on ponder all they want im not defending him but out wr’s simply cant get open or get any separation which forces him to dump it off or throw it away- the smart choice or act like a 2nd year qb and try to run from the pocket. give him some time and lets get another wr before we pull out our pitchforks.

  25. ernie ernie says: Nov 8, 2012 7:20 PM

    That means that Pederson will only get 36 carries and Harvin like 20. When they do practice they get 36 and 20.
    Ya right like they ain’t playing with the Lions coming to town

  26. rmosss says: Nov 8, 2012 8:32 PM

    (My Jim Mora voice) Playoffs???? Shh…. Don’t talk to me about playoffs….You kid’n me??? Playoffs??? Playoffs??? Shh….I just hope we can win another game!!!!

  27. vikingfan1971 says: Nov 8, 2012 8:33 PM

    samantha steele shut up you dont know if that is what he wants harvin will be with us till the end of his contract.

  28. vikingfan1971 says: Nov 8, 2012 8:39 PM

    bob I am here I am a viking fan till the end no matter what they are rated

  29. dustinq says: Nov 8, 2012 9:50 PM

    I know for a FACT that Harvin truly wants out of Minnesota.

  30. contra74 says: Nov 8, 2012 9:55 PM

    bobnelsonjr says:
    Nov 8, 2012 4:56 PM
    Lions by 30.

    The vikings and their loudmouth customers have disappeared again.

    —–

    Your love affair with the Vikings continues huh Bob!? Don’t let the packer fans catch you cheating on them!

  31. whatjusthapped says: Nov 8, 2012 10:31 PM

    Not to worry, this is a rebuilding year for the Vikings. Much like their other 52 or so years in the league.

    All they need is a franchise QB, O-line and some some shut down corners and they will become a force.

  32. pack13queens0 says: Nov 8, 2012 11:12 PM

    I think bobnelsonjr is right, Lions should win this game by 30. If it wasn’t for the Nascar race on Sunday, I’d come out to cheer the Lions on. We all know they need somebody to buy tickets because nobody in Minnesota will.

  33. thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 9, 2012 12:33 AM

    Looks like the Vikings are going to get another top 5 pick to completely waste!

  34. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Nov 9, 2012 11:04 AM

    @thetokyomanblaster….because the two the Vikings picked this yeah have been so bad right?

  35. florioisshort says: Nov 9, 2012 12:52 PM

    tokyomanblaster makes my ovaries hurt.

    The land of the golden cheese fields must be a sad and angry place.

  36. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Nov 9, 2012 1:03 PM

    vikingfan1971 says:Nov 8, 2012 8:33 PM

    samantha steele shut up you dont know if that is what he wants harvin will be with us till the end of his contract.
    _______

    Easy, big fella. It was a joke.

  37. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Nov 9, 2012 2:24 PM

    pack13queens0 says: “….If it wasn’t for the Nascar race on Sunday…”

    Wow, the explains so much….

  38. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Nov 9, 2012 2:26 PM

    *that

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