No Thursday practice for Adrian Peterson

AP

As the Vikings prepare for a prime-time game against the Giants, running back Adrian Peterson has done no actual preparation, yet.

Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Peterson didn’t practice again on Thursday. Peterson said he expects to practice Friday.

The NFL’s leading rushing is optimistic he’ll play despite spraining an ankle on Sunday against the Bears, adding that “everything’s cool” with the ankle.

The Vikings have been dealing with plenty of injuries on the defensive side of the ball lately. On Thursday, defensive tackle Linval Joseph (foot), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), safety Harrison Smith (hamstring), and defensive end Everson Griffen (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis. Joseph has missed three straight games; Smith and Barr have missed the last two.

The Vikings will clinch a playoff berth with a win on Sunday night, or if the Seahawks beat the Rams or the Panthers beat the Falcons earlier in the day.

Basically, the only way the Vikings don’t miss the postseason is if they lose their last two games, the Seahawks lose their last two games, and the Falcons win their last two games.

26 responses to “No Thursday practice for Adrian Peterson

  1. Everyone knows this team is a fluke. They are going no where fast. They some how managed to make the playoffs, mostly because of the Bears and Lions playing poorly. Teddy has a weak arm and is not NFL caliber, he wears white gloves and these delusional Viking fans think he is the next best QB. He’s slightly better then JaMarcus Russell, but not is good as Culpepper. The Vikings are trash and will be destroyed in in the playoffs, really it’s a wasted spot for a real, actual, contending team. This Viking team is an embarrassment and their fans are a bigger embarrassment. 54 years of disappointing, pitifully BAD football!

  2. Everyone knows this team is a fluke. They are going no where fast. They some how managed to make the playoffs, mostly because of the Bears and Lions playing poorly. Teddy has a weak arm and is not NFL caliber, he wears white gloves and these delusional Viking fans think he is the next best QB. He’s slightly better then JaMarcus Russell, but not is good as Culpepper. The Vikings are trash and will be destroyed in the playoffs, really it’s a wasted spot for a real, actual, contending team. This Viking team is an embarrassment and their fans are a bigger embarrassment. 54 years of disappointing, pitifully BAD football!

  3. beerbratscheese says:
    Dec 24, 2015 4:00 PM
    Looks like it’s getting close to the end of the line for old Adrienne. He may be able to beat 4-year-olds, but he can’t beat Father Time.
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    He’s leading the league in rushing. He has a sprained ankle and is not going to miss a game. I don’t understand your logic. I assure you, he can beat 4 year olds AND father time

  4. I say rest everyone who is not 100% for the next couple of weeks and try to go into the first round as healthy as possible. Vikes still have a good shot to win the last two games with the healthy players they have.

  5. ariani1985 says:
    Dec 24, 2015 5:18 PM

    Playing the hapless packers in the first round of the playoffs would be an honor, only 8 consecutive years of losing!
    ==================================
    No. The Vikings went to the NFC Championship in 2009. They made the playoffs in 2012 but lost to the Packers. So the losing really started in 2009, which is only 6 years.

  6. beerbratscheese says:
    Dec 24, 2015 4:00 PM

    Looks like it’s getting close to the end of the line for old Adrienne. He may be able to beat 4-year-olds, but he can’t beat Father Time.

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    He’s playing better than any other RB, numbnuts

    Also to everyone still knocking him for the child whipping. You know that old saying, The first without sin, cast that stone!

    Yeah that’s what i thought, silence!

  7. Everyone knows this team is a fluke. They are going no where fast. They some how managed to make the playoffs, mostly because of the Bears and Lions playing poorly.

    This is hilarious coming from a Packer fan whose team lost to the Bears and Lions that are playing poorly. Talk about a team on the decline and going nowhere fast, look no further than Green Bay.

  8. The old “I don’t know if I can play” routine.

    Then if he does well he played through the injury and if he sucks he has a built in excuse.

    This little girl has it perfected.

  9. uncommon1 says:
    Dec 24, 2015 4:12 PM

    He’s leading the league in rushing. He has a sprained ankle and is not going to miss a game. I don’t understand your logic. I assure you, he can beat 4 year olds AND father time
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    My logic is that he is averaging about 3 yards per carry and 50 yards per game since he starting nursing his ankle injury. If he’s still not practicing, there’s no logical reasoning for that trend to change. He’s recovering like a 30 year old running back with almost 2500 carries in the NFL rather than a 22 year old rookie.

  10. This is nothing new. If you have a sprained Ankle it’s best to rest it. It won’t effect his playing this week. How come all the Packer fans worry so much about the Vikings. Every time there is a blog about the Vikings all the idiot Packer fans have to make dumb comments. Packer fans can see the writing on the wall. Times are changing and they are now a team on the decline and the Vikings are on the rise. It might not be this year. But, its coming. Vikings are 4-1 in the division and could surprise the Packers in Green Bay.

  11. beerbratscheese says:
    Dec 24, 2015 6:50 PM

    uncommon1 says:
    Dec 24, 2015 4:12 PM

    He’s leading the league in rushing. He has a sprained ankle and is not going to miss a game. I don’t understand your logic. I assure you, he can beat 4 year olds AND father time
    —————————

    My logic is that he is averaging about 3 yards per carry and 50 yards per game since he starting nursing his ankle injury. If he’s still not practicing, there’s no logical reasoning for that trend to change. He’s recovering like a 30 year old running back with almost 2500 carries in the NFL rather than a 22 year old rookie.

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    He just sprained the ankle in last Sunday’s game. Took a couple of series off to stretch it and came back in to play the rest of the game, so, the “3 yards per carry and 50 yards per game” comment doesn’t wash. He may be a 30 year old running back, I’ll give you that but he’s built like a machine and he’s also just had a year off.

  12. dbreinki says:
    Dec 24, 2015 8:17 PM

    He just sprained the ankle in last Sunday’s game. Took a couple of series off to stretch it and came back in to play the rest of the game, so, the “3 yards per carry and 50 yards per game” comment doesn’t wash. He may be a 30 year old running back, I’ll give you that but he’s built like a machine and he’s also just had a year off.
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    My bad. I thought he initially sprained it against the Seahawks. I guess he just sucked against the Seahawks and Cardinals, rather than playing hurt. But maybe that supports my original theory more than a long recovery time.

  13. BTW…last time I looked, our ‘aging’ RB is leading the league in rushing….. Lol

  14. Quick question. Name a QB that was nothing more than an over-rated compiler. He had a completion % of just over 50%, threw as many INT’s as TD’s 152-138 and somehow made the Hall of Fame? You guessed it, Bart Starr, the most over-rated Hall of Fame player I can think of. He doesn’t even belong in the hall of fame, there are dozen of QB’s with much better stats they are not in. What a joke.

  15. I think some of the posters must have a bad zero key on their keyboard. They didn’t mean 30 year old RB they meant 300 lbs running back. Fat slob.
    That goes for the coach too. Big sloppy gut having over his pants, my! that’s attractive.

  16. jrsamps says:
    Dec 25, 2015 11:12 AM

    Quick question. Name a QB that was nothing more than an over-rated compiler. He had a completion % of just over 50%, threw as many INT’s as TD’s 152-138 and somehow made the Hall of Fame? You guessed it, Bart Starr, the most over-rated Hall of Fame player I can think of. He doesn’t even belong in the hall of fame, there are dozen of QB’s with much better stats they are not in. What a joke.

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    Odd, I thought this was a post about a child abusing RB with a boo boo, but I digress.

    Quick question for you.
    How many QBs have led their team to 5 NFL Championships, named MVP in 2 Super Bowls and was a league MVP?

    Who also holds the league’s highest post season QB rating (104.80) while posting a 9-1 record?

    This would be none other than, Bryan Bartlett Starr.
    And though you ridicule his completion percentage (57.4), it was the NFL’s best when he retired in ’72.
    This was long before the NFL changed their passing rules in the ’80s to ensure high scoring offensive games.

  17. Must be a nervous day for Vikes fans, with Adrian spending time with 2 – 5 of his children.

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