Adrian Peterson should have stayed with Jerry

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There’s a simple explanation for Vikings running back missing both team buses last weekend in Chicago.

I overslept,” the Vikings running back said, via Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com. “I slept through the alarm, through the calls.”

That caused a momentary panic, before Peterson caught a cab to Solider Field and joined his teammates around 20 minutes late.

While a special teamer might have been made example of, Peterson started the game, but turned the ball over twice in the 28-10 loss.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said it was a “big deal,” whenever a player isn’t where he’s supposed to be, when he’s supposed to be there.

“It was something we just discussed, talked about,” Peterson said. “It’s over and done with. So, I’m moving forward, worrying about what’s important now.”

At least no one tried to compensate by offering him a cup of hot tea.