Adrian Peterson says he’s playing against Colts

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When Vikings running back Adrian Peterson initially discussed his hopes for returning to the field this season, he pointed to the team’s Week 16 game against the Packers as his target date.

That’s apparently been moved up a week. Peterson made an appearance on Dash Radio with DJ Skee on Friday afternoon and broke the news that he’ll be playing against the Colts this Sunday.

“I’m gonna go ahead and go this week,” Peterson said. “I’m getting back out there and looking forward to joining my team as we continue on this journey to make the playoffs.”

Peterson said that he spoke with coach Mike Zimmer and the team’s training staff about playing against Indianapolis after he felt good in his return to practice this week. The Vikings will need to make a move by Saturday afternoon in order to add Peterson to the roster in time to play this weekend.

Peterson last played in Week Two when he tore his meniscus and was designated to return from injured reserve this week.

69 responses to “Adrian Peterson says he’s playing against Colts

  1. Everybody is picking the Lions and Packers to win the division but it’s going to be the Vikings.

  2. Bottom line. It simply can’t hurt the Vikings last place rushing attack. A lot of people keep saying he will screw up the chemistry. There is no chemistry to this offense. Any change should be a good change.

  3. If anything else, opposing teams HAVE to worry about him because if they don’t, he very easily could cut their throats. If nothing else, It will open the passing game up.

    Hell, even on one leg he is better than any other RB in the NFC North.

  4. 2016nfcnorthchampiondetroitlions says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:02 PM
    One warm-up game before he lays waste to the Packers in week 16 to ensure the Packers’ 3rd place status!

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    Yup. Laying waste……1.6 yards at a time. Look out Green Bay!

  5. Be sure to catch all the Packer comments on this and other threads…after a possible loss to the Bears and a for certain loss to the Vikings, they won’t be seen on social media for several months.

    #noinsidetrack
    #miredinthirdplace

  6. Nice. An uplifting story about the long awaited return of their star running back and all the Vikings fans can talk about are the Packers. Come on, make it official, put on a green and gold jersey and come into the light. Its ok, you know you want to.

  7. leatherface2012 says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:08 PM
    and all packer fans will say is eddie lacy has more career yards than AP

    They are only .4 yards apart on average per carry….

    So AP gets 14.4 more inches per carry. Amazing. Best evah!

  8. ad28bestever says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:10 PM

    If anything else, opposing teams HAVE to worry about him because if they don’t, he very easily could cut their throats. If nothing else, It will open the passing game up.
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    Cut their throats? He’s more of a “switch to the scrotum” type of guy, isn’t he?

  9. Want to know how many Packer fans are in Viking threads? Just look at the thumbs up/thumbs down ratio. Crazy how many Packer fans are obsessed with the Vikings.

    I don’t have a dog in this fight, so making fun of the Vikings doesn’t affect me.

  10. If he is anywhere close to back to normal, it should be a huge lift to that abysmal running game. If he does get 50 yards and a few short yardage 1st downs or TDs, it will be a huge improvement. I still think Green Bay will be favored next week, but that doesn’t win the game.

    I hope for his sake that he isn’t coming back too early, a la Jerry Rice, and then re-injures it.

  11. How is it that he lead the league in yards and TD’s last year, but people keep wanting to only talk about his 1 game this season? A game in which the Vikings won? It’s like people memories can’t go beyond 1-2 games at a time.

  12. It sounds like he is calling the shots and telling Childress……..errr…..Zimmer….what to do.

    Welcome back.

  13. Green Bay is just one game. It doesn’t mean more than the other games. He’s not shaking off the rust just to play the Packers. The Vikings need to win all the games, starting with Sunday. And even as a Vikings fan, I know this team is too injured to win in the playoffs.

  14. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:40 PM
    Don’t let him get hurt before the Packer game. The Vikings desperately want him for their Superbowl game against Green Bay.
    ——
    See my 3:32 pm post numb nuts…

    Now, try talking real football and see if anybody listens.

  15. If anything it makes going to the game in 10+ degrees below zero weather a little bit more worthwhile…At least we dont have to sit outside like Lambeau or Soldier field! Dont care how much of a fan you are, freezing your ass off for 4 hours isnt that much fun.

  16. conormacleod says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:30 PM
    How is it that he lead the league in yards and TD’s last year, but people keep wanting to only talk about his 1 game this season? A game in which the Vikings won? It’s like people memories can’t go beyond 1-2 games at a time.

    Sorta misleading – he had 11 TDs – along with 3 other RBs. 2 other RB’s had more explosive plays too (20+ yard runs)

    One area he DID lead all others – he had more fumbles than anyone else.

  17. you packa fans are so funny…our superbowl game? LOL please. The Indy game is just as important as the game with the cheese and the game after will be even more important as we will be playing to win the division when the Lions lose out…so just think Week 17 we will be rooting for the team that one of the most annoying fan bases in the world will be rooting for. Or will they? Will they hate the fact that the Vikings will win the division that they will root against their beloved Franchise? Poetic!

  18. I’ve watched their offensive line since the days of Ron Yary……and this current group is just flat out bad. I fear for Peterson’s safety……might make play-action work a little better though

  19. teal379 says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:51 PM
    conormacleod says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:30 PM
    How is it that he lead the league in yards and TD’s last year, but people keep wanting to only talk about his 1 game this season? A game in which the Vikings won? It’s like people memories can’t go beyond 1-2 games at a time.

    Sorta misleading – he had 11 TDs – along with 3 other RBs. 2 other RB’s had more explosive plays too (20+ yard runs)
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    There is absolutely nothing misleading about leading the NFL in rushing and rushing TD’s. It’s an easy stat to comprehend.

  20. WOW. Trolls out in full force. haha!
    C’Mon it’s AP. He’ll pick up those 3rd and one’s and if he doesn’t ZIM will make you stop him again. Zim will be very aggressive down the stretch.
    Bottom-line is teams still fear him and the play action near the goaline will be SICK!
    LET’S GO!!

  21. tokyosandblaster says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:34 PM

    What a joke of a franchise.
    *****************************
    What a joke of a delusional fan base!

  22. I’m more interested in when Harrison Smith returns — under the current roster situation, AP’s presence won’t make much difference.

    And frankly, contrary to the number of comments noted by many above, the pressing issue is with the Colts, not the Pack. No need to worry about beating the team out east for the third straight time next week unless the Vikes win Sunday.

  23. You can tell this guy is getting into politics when his NFL career is over next year. He does nothing in his “real job” but keeps running his mouth to reporters about what he might do/wants to do/or maybe might do if the circumstances are to his liking.

    Just go away already. There’s enough wind-bags in the world vying for attention already. Geez.

    Well, I guess I’m responding to this garbage so…….. but still…. uuuuhg…

  24. Decoy. AD is washed up. He wants to come back this week where he can play in the warm confines of that bird-killing, obstrosity of a stadium so he can get injured again and not have travel to GB Chrismas Eve to freeze and be embarrassed. He’ll leave that to the rest of the team.

    Still
    Keep
    On
    Losing!!!!! SKOL!!!

  25. gbbvan says:
    Dec 16, 2016 4:12 PM
    tokyosandblaster says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:34 PM
    What a joke of a franchise.
    *****************************
    What a joke of a delusional fan base!
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    What a very very large fan base in Green Bay.

  26. conormacleod says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:32 PM
    Green Bay is just one game. It doesn’t mean more than the other games.
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    ……except it’s one of two bi-annual Viking “SuperBowls.”

  27. jimnsota says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:47 PM

    If anything it makes going to the game in 10+ degrees below zero weather a little bit more worthwhile…At least we dont have to sit outside like Lambeau or Soldier field! Dont care how much of a fan you are, freezing your ass off for 4 hours isnt that much fun.
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    Yes, let’s count the Super Bowl wins of the NFC North teams that play indoors against the Super Bowl wins of the NFC North teams that play outside.
    I could wait forever for the first one playing in a dome.

  28. firerogergoodell says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:06 PM
    Everybody is picking the Lions and Packers to win the division but it’s going to be the Vikings.
    ________

    Probably because the Vikings FINALLY won their second game since Columbus day last week, is a big reason. That and a horrible offense. That may have scored 3 TDs in a game this season, twice at the MOST without the help of the Defense or Special Teams.

    Mix in the 2-3 division record, and the fact that the Packers and Lions play the last week, its pretty clear why people have jumped off that bandwagon.

  29. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:40 PM

    Don’t let him get hurt before the Packer game. The Vikings desperately want him for their Superbowl game against Green Bay.

    ________

    It’s the Aaron Rodgers For-All-The-Marbles Bowl.

    You would think by now you would get it right.

  30. cheeseisfattening says:
    Dec 16, 2016 5:16 PM
    What a very very large fan base in Green Bay.
    ///////////////////////////////////

    The Packer fan base living within the City of Green Bay is not as large as the Packer fan base living within Minneapolis/St. Paul.

    That must be fun, huh?

  31. If the Vikings have had a total collapse, just what has happened to the Packers?

    They were one of the “fashionable” picks for the Super Bowl and yet they are two games behind Detroit in the NFC North.

    Packer fans – some of the least knowledgeable fan bases in the NFL.

  32. cribbage12 says:

    Decoy. AD is washed up. He wants to come back this week where he can play in the warm confines of that bird-killing, obstrosity of a stadium so he can get injured again and not have travel to GB Chrismas Eve to freeze and be embarrassed. He’ll leave that to the rest of the team.
    —————-

    I seem to remember a similar bluster blowing out of your rectal orifice last year about this time.

    Only to tuck your tail between your legs after the Packers lost at Lambeau in the last game of the year – leaving the Packers winless at home against the NFC North…. 😀

  33. stellarperformance says:

    The Packer fan base living within the City of Green Bay is not as large as the Packer fan base living within Minneapolis/St. Paul.
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    Which says a lot for the lack of employment opportunities in Wisconsin for highly educated people…

  34. stellarperformance says:

    ……except it’s one of two bi-annual Viking “SuperBowls.”
    ————–

    You know full well that it’s the Packers bi-annual Super Bowl, not the Vikings.

    It became YOUR Super Bowl when the Packers couldn’t find a playoff win for 25 full regulation seasons in a row.

    “Well, we didn’t make the playoffs again, much less win a playoff game, but we managed to beat the Vikings one time…”

    17 non winning seasons out of 25 will do permanent brain damage to a fan base like the Packers have…

  35. gtodriver says:
    Dec 16, 2016 5:53
    Only to tuck your tail between your legs after the Packers lost at Lambeau in the last game of the year – leaving the Packers winless at home against the NFC North….😀
    _______________

    I would rather go winless in the division at home, and win a playoff game than go undefeated vs the division, and not advance.

  36. You wouldn’t be able to tell if Peterson is rusty for all the time off or if its just a terrible O line, or possibly both.

    Either way, he’s a horrible human being and the fact that the Viking fan base welcomes him back is as disgusting as his child abuse crimes. Which is worse? I’d say the fans because they are not being paid $18 M to act this way, at least Peterson has that excuse.

  37. shaggytoodle says:

    That and a horrible offense. That may have scored 3 TDs in a game this season, twice at the MOST without the help of the Defense or Special Teams.
    ————————–

    It was twice – The Giants and the Texans – two likely playoff teams.

    What you forget is that when your defense only allows opponents less than 18 points per game on average, instead of 24 points like your Packer defense – you don’t have to score as many points.

    The proof is right in front of you – we beat you by holding your so called “high powered offense” to a mere 14 points.

    Bradford, with only 10 days as a Viking, threw for 286 yards and two TD’s – compared to Rodgers who only completed 55% of his passes for 186 yards, an INT, 5 sacks and 3 fumbles….

  38. The Packers and the Vikings went 14-15 and 15-14 against each other during the seventies and eighties, and neither team won any championships. They accomplished the same during that period of time. Nothing.

    However, the Vikings were able to build upon their current all-time NFL record for postseason futility by losing more postseason games than any team in NFL history, including all pre-merger teams.

    In fact, the Vikings own the all-time NFL record for one-and-done postseason appearances.

    Their trolls try their best to deflect their negative aura onto the league-leading Thirteen Time NFL Champion Green Bay Packers, to no effect.

    The closest they have come to a Super Bowl victory is beating the all-time champs during the regular season.

    Everybody knows that.

  39. gtodriver says:
    Dec 16, 2016 5:56 PM
    Which says a lot for the lack of employment opportunities in Wisconsin for highly educated people…
    /////////////////////////////////

    It’s a dire need for intelligent people in the Twin Cities workforce that just happen to be intelligent football fans as well.

    Hard to beat the truth.

  40. Leading in yards and TD’s means you are out in front of everyone else.

    It does not mean being stacked up 4 wide at the same time. That’s TIED, not leading.

    4 guys with the same # of TDs means no one is LEADING.

  41. I wonder if Zimmer and the Vikings management know he is playing. Read an article that they are upset he announced this. Now they will have to cut someone to make room for him. Nice to let your coaches know before you open your mouth.

  42. gtodriver says:
    Dec 16, 2016 6:27 PM
    stellarperformance says:
    ……except it’s one of two bi-annual Viking “SuperBowls.”
    ————–
    You know full well that it’s the Packers bi-annual Super Bowl, not the Vikings.
    It became YOUR Super Bowl when the Packers couldn’t find a playoff win for 25 full regulation seasons in a row.
    “Well, we didn’t make the playoffs again, much less win a playoff game, but we managed to beat the Vikings one time…”
    17 non winning seasons out of 25 will do permanent brain damage to a fan base like the Packers have…
    ==================================
    You are aware that since that time, 24 seasons have passed, and Green Bay has won 2 Super Bowls, and been in 3. They have been in the playoffs 18 of the last 24 seasons. They have met with pretty good success.

    For playoff futility, go no further than the Minnesota Vikings, the all-time leader in playoff losses and 24th in playoff winning percentage.

    The “in-season” Super Bowl is for teams that can’t win an actual Super Bowl, and/or have difficulty beating a team over a sustained period of time, or are not very good. The Packers and Vikings were playoff teams last year and are in the hunt this year. There is no “in-season” Super Bowl for either.

    The Bears, on the other hand, who are lousy (and haven’t made the playoffs for some time), unfortunately do have an in-season Super Bowl, but most Bear fans would consider it to be against Green Bay. However, I’m a Bear fan that likes Green Bay more than Minnesota, and while I enjoy it when they beat either team, I especially like it when they beat the Vikings, who they are 8-5 against this decade.

    Funny, but the Steelers went from 1933 to 1972 with only one playoff appearance (1947) without a playoff win- 39 years. Oddly enough, you don’t hear fans of AFC teams whining about the Steelers not winning any playoff games in that time period.

    The Patriots didn’t win a playoff game for over 2o years. Nobody seems to talk about it.

    No one really cares about a franchise’s dry spells when they have had a degree of success, especially postseason, that offsets it.

  43. gtodriver says:
    Dec 16, 2016 6:52 PM
    shaggytoodle says:

    That and a horrible offense. That may have scored 3 TDs in a game this season, twice at the MOST without the help of the Defense or Special Teams.
    ————————–

    It was twice – The Giants and the Texans – two likely playoff teams.

    What you forget is that when your defense only allows opponents less than 18 points per game on average, instead of 24 points like your Packer defense – you don’t have to score as many points.

    The proof is right in front of you – we beat you by holding your so called “high powered offense” to a mere 14 points.
    _________________

    Actually the Vikings scored on a return from Sherrels vs. the Texans so that would make it Once vs the Giants.

    What you are ignoing is since the bye the Vikigns offense averages under 17 points a game.

    While the Packers beat the Texans, and Seahawks in back to back weeks. along with the Giants earlier they are all likely playoff teams like you said. This may sound a lot like something that was said to Packer fans last year, but you aren’t the same team since the bye week.

    Averaging 18 points a game doesn’t help when offense has been averaging about 13 has gotten in the end zone 3 times only once this season. You are relying on practically perfection from the defense, and while they are good they haven’t been good enough to cover up for that offense.

    Since the bye the Vikings have given up more than over 22 points, twice which isn’t horrible, but they are 2-6 winning over the Cards in a crazy game, and outdueling the Jags in the FG fest Sunday, losing to Dallas and Detroit when giving up fewer than 18 points.

  44. stellarperformance says:
    Dec 16, 2016 5:34 PM
    conormacleod says:
    Dec 16, 2016 3:32 PM
    Green Bay is just one game. It doesn’t mean more than the other games.
    ///////////////////://///////////:

    ……except it’s one of two bi-annual Viking “SuperBowls.”

    —-

    I guess the Vikings are 2 time defending “SuperBowl” championships then, eh?

  45. skolvikes says:
    Dec 16, 2016 11:47 PM
    I guess the Vikings are 2 time defending “SuperBowl” championships then, eh?
    //////////////////////////////

    Absolutely……..in Bizarro World.

  46. Yeah, because he totally lit the 49ers up when he came back on MNF looking to “redeem” himself the season opener after being suspended.

    31 yards 0 TDs

    Maybe he wasn’t “targeting” that one though.

  47. shaggytoodle says:
    Dec 17, 2016 3:45 PM
    Yeah, because he totally lit the 49ers up when he came back on MNF looking to “redeem” himself the season opener after being suspended.

    31 yards 0 TDs

    Maybe he wasn’t “targeting” that one though.
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    Great call shaggy!

    What a bum! Sheesh.

    The least he could have done was run for 2,097 yds in a year….. oh wait he already did that.

    The least he could have done was set the single game NFL record for rushing with 296 yards…. oh wait he already did that.

    Two hundred and ninety six yards rushing in one game…
    That’s worth repeating. Sorry.

    The least he could do is lead the NFL in rushing yards and TDs at 30 years old… Oh wait, that’s exactly what he did.

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