Peterson quiets chances of a Rams comeback

AP

The Vikings, who developed a reputation last year for blowing big leads, are now flirting with the possibility of blowing a lead that would blow them out of playoff contention.

After building a 33-7 lead, the Vikings have now allowed a pair of touchdowns to the Rams.  With a two-pointer, the lead has been cut from 26 points to 11.

With more than half a quarter remaining in the game, the Rams still have a chance to tie things up.

UPDATE 3:51 p.m. ET:  Enter Adrian Peterson.  With a 52-yard run, the Vikings are in field-goal range.  And Peterson has 212 for the game.