Adrian Peterson misses practice again, says he’s “ready to roll” on Sunday

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed a second day of practice on Thursday because of a back injury, but he left no doubt about where expects to be when Sunday’s game against the Seahawks gets underway.

Peterson said that the lack of practice has been about rest and not because his back is bothering him enough that there’s a chance he’ll have to remain on the sideline.

“I’m good,” Peterson said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I’m feeling good. I was able to rest the body today. I’ll be ready to roll on Sunday.”

This is the fourth time that Peterson has made it to the playoffs. The Vikings lost a painful overtime NFC title game to the Saints in his first visit and were knocked out in the Wild Card round in 2008 and 2012 with Joe Webb forced to start at quarterback because of a Christian Ponder injury in 2012. At 30, Peterson said he knows how fast time can go without making it to the postseason and that adds to “the sense of urgency” he feels to play and play well against Seattle this weekend.

67 responses to “Adrian Peterson misses practice again, says he’s “ready to roll” on Sunday

  1. Game temp of zero with windchills of -20 to -30…hes not rolling…maybe chipping!!!! Just the way football should be played……..cancel the Dome order and stay outside in the elements!!!

  2. Are Vikings fans clueless?
    Guess their players will be warm and perfect. While HaWks players will be frozen and cold. What a theory.
    Wilson played in Wisconsin folks. Lynch and Jackson in buffalo. Yes it’ll be cold, but I’d take the nfc champs over the purple inexperienced linemen. Peterson will have another weak performance, Patterson will be shut down, and Rhodes will be exposed again.
    Should be concentrating on our offense, defense, special teams, Not the weather

  3. Correction: This is AP’s 4th trip to the postseason:

    2008: Philadelpha (L-Wild Card)
    2009: Dallas (W – Divisional Round)
    2009: New Orleans (L – NFC Championship)
    2012: Green Bay (L – Wild Card)
    2015: Seattle (???)

  4. Actually, this is Peterson’s fourth trip to the playoffs. The Vikings also went in 2008 as NFC North Champions.

    That year they lost in the wildcard round that year to Philadelphia, thanks to Brad Childress’s decision to bench Gus Frerotte (who saved his butt a year before Brett Favre did) in favor Childress’s handpicked franchise QB of the future. That quarterback? Current Seattle backup Tarvaris Jackson.

  5. AP 3 lost fumbles. 327 carries
    Martin 5 lost fumbles. 288 carries.
    Gurley 1 lost. 288 carries.
    McFadden 3 lost. 239 carries.
    Ivory 2 lost. 247 carries.
    Murray 1 lost. 266 carries.
    Freeman 2 lost. 265 carries.

    Your top 7 rushers in league. Only AP is in the playoffs. And AP did not fumble last week. Teddy dropped the ball.

    So. Feel free to shut up now.

  6. I’m looking forward to seeing how Teddy handles his first taste of the playoffs. After being terrible in the first Seattle game, he went on a very nice 3-game run with 70% completion, 9.1 YPA, 6 TDs, and 0 Ints. Now he had a bad game again last week. Will he respond in the same way? Win or lose, this will be a great experience for this young team and it would be nice to see guys like Teddy put forth a big-time performance.

  7. AP gets his chance at the playoffs again. On the coldest of days. Except this time it’s different.

    It’s time to send these birds back to their tropical home on the west coast so we can get on with re-claiming what is rightfully ours! The NFC Division. #skol

  8. Busy daddin’ it up I’m sure. He’s one of the best, you know. People just don’t understand his parenting greatness.

    Coincidentally, he is Skype’s #1 celebrity spokesman.

  9. Eddie Lacy is twice the back Adrian Peterson is. In pounds anyways.

  10. If Peterson goes for 200+ and 2 TDs we and we win turnover battle I agree we win the game. But as a Vikings fan I’m not expecting that. Good luck to both teams going injury free. Go vikes!

  11. Got a feeling Teddy is going to light it up on Sunday bc it’s playoff and mindset is totally different. Last time Teddy had a bad game, he was pretty good the next one. Vikings will win on Sunday. Hawks will do something wrong to lose the game.

  12. seatownballers says:
    Jan 7, 2016 3:45 PM
    Are Vikings fans clueless?
    Guess their players will be warm and perfect. While HaWks players will be frozen and cold. What a theory.
    Wilson played in Wisconsin folks. Lynch and Jackson in buffalo. Yes it’ll be cold, but I’d take the nfc champs over the purple inexperienced linemen. Peterson will have another weak performance, Patterson will be shut down, and Rhodes will be exposed again.
    Should be concentrating on our offense, defense, special teams, Not the weather

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    Hawks 1-7 in games where temp is under 32 degrees. UW doesn’t play games outdoors in Dec or Jan so not a ton of cold weather experience. Vikings are practicing outside all week, but it’s 30 now I’m not sure that will prepare them for below zero, weather will have an effect on both teams, but if it’s cold and windy I think that favors the Vikings slightly. If the sun is out that will be another advantage for Vikings as their bench is in the sun while visitors is in the shade that cold be another advantage. Any little thing helps this time of year.

  13. raiderlyfe510 says:
    Jan 7, 2016 3:29 PM

    How is Seattle gonna handle that brutally cold Minnesotta weather..inquiring minds want to know.
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    None of the Minnesota players have played much in this weather, especially Teddy “Florida” Bridgewater.

  14. conormacleod says:
    Jan 7, 2016 4:10 PM

    AP 3 lost fumbles. 327 carries
    Martin 5 lost fumbles. 288 carries.
    Gurley 1 lost. 288 carries.
    McFadden 3 lost. 239 carries.
    Ivory 2 lost. 247 carries.
    Murray 1 lost. 266 carries.
    Freeman 2 lost. 265 carries.

    Your top 7 rushers in league. Only AP is in the playoffs. And AP did not fumble last week. Teddy dropped the ball.

    So. Feel free to shut up now.
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    24th in fumbles among active NFL players. 22 of the 24 are QB’s.

  15. Yeah, Adrian Peterson is ready to roll … roll out of town. He cannot wait to get some place a lot warmer, like Hawaii. His back may shatter in the cold along with the Viking’s dream of the Super Bowl. The Beast is coming to Minnesota and The Hawks are going to burn down that village and carry off the women.

  16. Folks are concerned for the back to back NFC Champs, back to back SB Seahawks, and not the Vikings featuring Teddy B in his first playoff game? Okay, good luck with that!

  17. …It’s time to send these birds back to their tropical home on the west coast…

    Tropical home??? FYI: I was colder in Seattle last week then the North Pole.. That is a FACT. Maybe they don’t get to Zero, but the weather, up to tomorrow and game day has been practically balmy in Minnesota this year.

    No advantage to either team, but Pete Carroll’s hero is Bud Grant, so maybe a little of the that dude will rub off on the team. And yes, Russell Wilson will have the advantage over Teddy, who has NEVER seen even 32 degrees before.

  18. Weather probably slightly favors Vikings only because they have next to no passing game to start with so it can only go down so much further. BUT if Peterson has to run on near frozen turf (even with the heaters it is still pretty hard) and Joseph has to run on that same hard turf the Vikings could loose two of their key players pretty early on. If Peterson spends the 2nd quarter having his back loosened up the game could be over before he returns. Weather will favor Vikings but I’m just amazed at the number of Minnesota fans (who are too wimpy to actually buy tickets even though every one of them is totally acclimated to the cold and could go to the game in their shorts if they wanted to) who expect the weather to provide a real advantage.

  19. Fans of the Pacific Northwest Sixth seeds are funny. When your team loses you guys can go back to being 49er, Cowboy and Broncos fans.

  20. TCF Stadium holds a wopping 52,000. Given the number of seats for sale on StubHub there will probably be only 40,000 there for the game. Half of those will be Seahawk fans. By half time only the Seahawk fans will remain.

  21. Although Seattle is probably good enough to over come any weather “advantage” the Vikes may have, it clearly is not an even playing field at TCF bank when it comes to weather. Unless you are a Vikes fan going to games, most do not realize there is about 20 degree differentce between home sunny sidelines and shaded visitor side. Add in wind chill and it will be significantly colder for the Hawks. Usually if it is subzero temps atleast it’s sunny. So Advantage Vikes. If it will truly matter is yet to be seen

  22. harrisonhits2 says:
    Jan 7, 2016 5:05 PM
    Vikes have been bottom feeders for years, that’s not going to change this weekend.

    good thing green bay won the division then , right?

  23. The biggest advantage the Vikes have as far as weather goes is that the brutal cold generally slows teams down. As hot as the Hawks offense has been the second half of the season, it may just be enough temper them down a notch or two. Which, if its a low scoring game, definitely plays to the favor of the Vikes.

  24. No advantage to either team, but Pete Carroll’s hero is Bud Grant, so maybe a little of the that dude will rub off on the team. And yes, Russell Wilson will have the advantage over Teddy, who has NEVER seen even 32 degrees before.

    Teddy’s last two games have been under 32 degrees…

  25. oreo51 says:
    Jan 7, 2016 8:13 PM
    TCF Stadium holds a wopping 52,000. Given the number of seats for sale on StubHub there will probably be only 40,000 there for the game. Half of those will be Seahawk fans. By half time only the Seahawk fans will remain.

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    Based on history, the Seahawks themselves barely shows up in cold weather, what makes you think their fans will? If there are empty seats at this game, they’ll be unsold visitor tickets.

  26. atthemurph says:
    Jan 8, 2016 11:39 AM
    Roll? He meant to say fumble.

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    I find the fumble comments funny, may want to do a little research before you post. AP has 3 lost fumbles same as Russell Wilson this season. If you would like to extrapolate how many fumbles Sea backs would have had if any of them were durable enough or talented enough to log the carries AP does then Rawls would have 3 fumbles, F. Jackson would have 15, and something called Tukuafu would have 27. Lynch hasn’t fumbled this year, but the question will be how healthy is he, and how does he fit into an offense that was more explosive without him.

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