Adrian Peterson resumes light running

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The Vikings have plenty of problems, 5-4 record notwithstanding. Among them is a rushing attack that is more like a rushing retreat.

They’re averaging 2.67 yards per attempt for the season, only 0.3 yards per try more than the lowest full-season average since the Giants churned out 2.64 yards per rush in 1954.

As explained recently by Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, no team has rushed for 2.8 yards per attempt or worse since the 1994 Patriots.

So the Vikings could use running back Adrian Peterson. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Peterson is back to running again, although light running. He’s still receiving treatment on his knee following September surgery to repair a torn meniscus, and his timetable for a return continues to be December.

When in December remains to be seen. The month begins two weeks from tonight, when the Vikings host the Cowboys on Thursday Night Football.

33 responses to “Adrian Peterson resumes light running

  1. It’s the O-line, AND who is running the ball. Asiata could only get 3 yards when there was a hole. Now? Zero. And McKinnon, for reasons unknown, stops dead in his tracks every time he takes a handoff. It isn’t because there’s nowhere to run. He loses yards because he refuses to actually run.

  2. Why don’t the Vikings just use their WRs for RBs? Sure makes sense around here. Doesn’t it?

  3. The amount of undeserved money this waste has received over the course of the last few years is obscene. If Viking fans want to know why the team has it’s hands tied, look no further……your hero.

  4. His value is much greater than his yards per carry. If/when AP is activated opposing defenses go back to focusing on him, taking pressure off Sammy. It’s all good fellas. Superbowl homeboy!

  5. The Minnesota Vikings don’t need adrian peterson.

    Sam Bradford has been sacked 15 times in the last four games (5th most sacks in NFL – 24 sacks).

    The Minnesota Vikings need a healthy and stout offensive line.


  6. His value is much greater than his yards per carry. If/when AP is activated opposing defenses go back to focusing on him, taking pressure off Sammy. It’s all good fellas. Superbowl homeboy!”

    Let’s be realistic. AP is coming off an injury. When he returns, no one will view him as a threat until he proves he is one. That was something he was unable to do the few games he played this season. His days as a legitimate threat are over.

    You’ll down vote because I’m a Pack fan, but we all know both our teams are broken and neither is looking like they will rebound. If you are an actual fan, not a troll, you’ll know what I said on AP is accurate.

  7. Minnesota fans need to stop with blaming the o-line for everything. There’s Dallas, a couple teams a tier below, then the rest of the league. Everyone has a terrible o-line. The Seahawks have a converted basketball player, an UNDRAFTED ROOKIE, STARTING at LEFT TACKLE – he played a little football as a 5th year senior in college. They have another rookie starting at RG and all of them have been shuffled and moved and replaced at some point. Yet that’s just the norm for all but a few teams. The Vikings have issues everywhere, and that’s why they are losing. They just aren’t the team you hoped and prayed they were. And their defense should be winning some of these games, if they were half as good as Vikes fans have been saying.

  8. I mean, I guess I understand. Vikings fans thought they were finally watching a winner. Maybe next time you’ll listen to others and believe us when we tell you that you aren’t there yet. You’ve never seen a winner so you have trouble recognizing one. I’ll be kind and let you know when you can get excited about your team. FYI: it won’t be with Bradford or Bridgewater at QB.

  9. Rock n Skol says:
    Nov 17, 2016 10:06 PM
    Makes me wonder when Cheeseburger Eddie will be back so the green and yellow have to stop signing Seattle and Kansas City cast-offs.
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    Why would this make you wonder? Unless the Packers are so deep inside your head you can’t shake it.

  10. packmad1 says:
    Nov 17, 2016 11:44 PM


    His value is much greater than his yards per carry. If/when AP is activated opposing defenses go back to focusing on him, taking pressure off Sammy. It’s all good fellas. Superbowl homeboy!”

    Let’s be realistic. AP is coming off an injury. When he returns, no one will view him as a threat until he proves he is one. That was something he was unable to do the few games he played this season. His days as a legitimate threat are over.

    You’ll down vote because I’m a Pack fan, but we all know both our teams are broken and neither is looking like they will rebound. If you are an actual fan, not a troll, you’ll know what I said on AP is accurate.
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    Right, right the whole game and a half that be played is norm while throwing out any of previous 8 years as an indicator of what he can do with the rock….sheesh

  11. Oh ya sounds good put an aging Adrian Peterson back from an injury to run behind one of the worst offensive lines in the history of the NFL.

  12. For all who are bashing on the Vikings, just remember, on any given Sunday, Thursday, or Monday……… Zimmer is a class act and a great HC, he will get this team back on track!

  13. Vikes O line wasn’t very good last year but AP managed to lead the league in rushing. He’s 31 but is a genetic freak. Can still outrun most players on the field. He’s still able to run your ass over any given play so the D will respect him. Easy to downplay his importance when you aren’t the one trying to tackle him. A few new wrinkles to play calling would help. Stop with the handoffs 7 yds behind the LOS.

  14. Rock n Skol says:
    Nov 17, 2016 10:06 PM
    Makes me wonder when Cheeseburger Eddie will be back so the green and yellow have to stop signing Seattle and Kansas City cast-offs.
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    You obviously don’t realize the Vikings put a claim in on the same running back from Seahawks but he went to the Packers. So, when will the Vikings stop trying to sign castoff’s??

  15. Lets welcome all of the new 4th graders that are still giggling at their comical genius. I’m sure they are proud of their switch jokes that none of us have seen before… ever.

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