NFL

Minnesota Vikings
Position
RB
 
Jersey
28
Name  Adrian Peterson
Born  3/21/1985
Height  6-1
Weight  217
College  Oklahoma
2/21/2014 4:13:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson (groin surgery) is on track to be ready for April OTAs.
Insight: Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a still respectable though not up to expectation 1,266 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013. If the Vikings can find a passing offense to balance it out, he should be good for a few more years.
 
1/23/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson underwent groin surgery on Thursday. SOURCE: Vikings.com
Insight: He should be good to go in about six weeks. Peterson followed up his MVP 2012 campaign with a respectable 1,266 rushing yards and ten touchdowns in 2013.
 
1/22/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Vikings halfback Adrian Peterson will have groin surgery this offseason. SOURCE: Josina Anderson, ESPN
Insight: The doctor who will be performing the surgery also performed Peterson's sports hernia operation last offseason. He should be back in plenty of time for the start of training camp.
 
1/19/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Minnesota halfback Adrian Peterson may require groin surgery later this offseason. SOURCE: Tom Pelissero, USA Today
Insight: Peterson missed two of the team's last three games though neither absence was related to a groin injury. Even if Peterson does undergo surgery, he should be back in plenty of time for the start of the 2014 regular season.
 
12/28/2013 5:13:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Insight: After missing Week 15 due to a foot sprain, Peterson had 45 yards on 11 carries and saw just one touch after halftime in Week 16 at Cincinnati. The Vikings have no reason to play Peterson in Week 17 with nothing to play for. Matt Asiata will start at running back and is a solid flex option having scored three TDs in place of Peterson two weeks ago.
 
12/27/2013 1:53:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) is doubtful for Sunday's game, according to Mark Craig of the Star Tribune.
Insight: After missing Week 15 due to a foot sprain, Peterson had just 45 yards on 11 carries and saw just one touch after halftime Sunday at Cincinnati. The Vikings have no reason to play Peterson in Week 17 with nothing to play for.
 
12/27/2013 10:03:00 AM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) hopes to play Sunday against the Lions, but he'll need to see how he feels the next few days. SOURCE: Chris Scoggins, Star Tribune
Insight: After missing Week 15 due to a foot sprain, Peterson had just 45 yards on 11 carries and saw just one touch after halftime Sunday at Cincinnati. The Vikings have no reason to play Peterson in Week 17 but if he thinks he can go he'll be out there against Detroit.
 
12/22/2013 5:52:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had 45 yards on 11 carries Sunday at Cincinnati after missing Week 15 due to a sprained foot.
Insight: Minnesota fell behind 28-7 by halftime and there was no reason to put Peterson at risk after that. He had just one touch in the second half.
 
12/22/2013 11:58:00 AM
Description: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) is active and playing in Week 16.
Insight: Peterson missed last week's game against the Eagles due to the foot sprain he suffered in Week 14, but he wanted to play through the injury. He's a must start.
 
12/22/2013 10:09:00 AM
Description: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) says he's playing in Week 16.
Insight: Peterson missed last week's game against the Eagles due to the foot sprain he suffered in Week 14, but he wanted to play through the injury. Fantasy owners can expect him to play against the Bengals.
 
12/15/2013 6:30:00 PM
Description: Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he anticipates having Adrian Peterson (foot) in Week 16, according to Ben Goessling of espn.com.
Insight: Peterson missed Sunday's game against the Eagles due to the foot sprain he suffered in Week 14. Toby Gerhart (hamstring) was also out, allowing Matt Asiata to rush for three TDs.
 
12/15/2013 11:36:00 AM
Description: Vikings players were told that Adrian Peterson (foot) will not play Sunday against the Eagles and now it's official - he's inactive.
Insight: Toby Gerhart (hamstring) also is out, which leaves 26-year-old Matt Asiata as the No. 1 running back and a desperation flex option Sunday. Peterson may have been able to play through a sprained foot if the Vikings were in playoff contention, but with nothing to play for they will hold him out.
 
12/15/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: According to ESPN, Vikings players were told that Adrian Peterson (foot) will not play Sunday against the Eagles.
Insight: Toby Gerhart (hamstring) also is not expected to play, which leaves 26-year-old Matt Asiata as the No. 1 running back and a desperation flex option Sunday. Peterson may have been able to play through a sprained foot if the Vikings were in playoff contention, but with nothing to play for they will hold him out.
 
12/14/2013 10:44:00 PM
Description: The Vikings haven't made a final decision on Adrian Peterson (foot) yet, but he made it through Minnesota's walkthrough fine on Saturday, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com.
Insight: Man is this guy tough. A week ago when Peterson was carted off the field with a sprained foot, it looked like he would be out for the rest of the season. Now he might not miss a game. Sunday's game in Minnesota kicks off at 1 p.m. ET so we should know his status by 11:30.
 
12/14/2013 11:09:00 AM
Description: ESPN's John Clayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Eagles.
Insight: Man is this guy tough. A week ago when Peterson was carted off the field with a sprained foot, it looked like he would be out for the rest of the season. Now he might not miss a game. Sunday's game in Minnesota kicks off at 1 p.m. ET so we should know his status by 11:30.
 
12/13/2013 2:04:00 PM
Description: Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said a decision probably won't be made until early Sunday.
Insight: Peterson did a little jogging Friday, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to play. The Vikings have no reason to push their "meal ticket" in a lost season. The real problem is that backup Toby Gerhart is also questionable.
 
12/11/2013 2:09:00 PM
Description: Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he's a little more optimistic about Toby Gerhart (hamstring) than Adrian Peterson (foot sprain) for Sunday's game against the Eagles, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling.
Insight: Peterson is out of his walking boot and will try to practice Friday. If he cannot, he'll be ruled out for Week 15.
 
12/10/2013 8:30:00 AM
Description: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot sprain) will have his tests sent to a specialist.
Insight: Peterson is in a walking boot and early predictions are that he will miss Sunday's game against Philadelphia. This is Peterson, however, and he's surprised us in the past. The smart move is to pick up Toby Gerhart for insurance.
 
12/9/2013 10:24:00 PM
Description: According to Ben Goessling of espn.com, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (foot) doesn't need surgery but is unlikely to play in Week 15.
Insight: The Vikings will know more when Peterson gets out of his walking boot and starts running. The running back said he plans on playing, but the team will have to see how his sprained foot feels when he runs.
 
12/9/2013 5:34:00 PM
Description: According to the Star Tribune, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said his initial round of evaluations ruled out a Lisfranc injury. Peterson is scheduled to see a foot specialist Monday.
Insight: "Well, it’s a little painful," Peterson said. "Obviously it kept me out of the game. The MRI came back great so that’s good. Just got to get a CT scan to make sure the bone is OK." Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said the team's 3-9-1 record will factor into whether Peterson returns this season.
 

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 2013 American Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-New England 12 4 0 .750 444 338 8-0 4-4 4-2 9-3
NY Jets 8 8 0 .500 290 387 6-2 2-6 3-3 5-7
Miami 8 8 0 .500 317 335 4-4 4-4 2-4 7-5
Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 339 388 4-4 2-6 3-3 5-7
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Cincinnati 11 5 0 .688 430 305 8-0 3-5 3-3 8-4
Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 379 370 5-3 3-5 4-2 6-6
Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 320 352 6-2 2-6 3-3 6-6
Cleveland 4 12 0 .250 308 406 3-5 1-7 2-4 3-9
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 391 336 6-2 5-3 6-0 9-3
Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 362 381 3-5 4-4 2-4 6-6
Jacksonville 4 12 0 .250 247 449 1-7 3-5 3-3 4-8
Houston 2 14 0 .125 276 428 1-7 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
West Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Denver 13 3 0 .813 606 399 7-1 6-2 5-1 9-3
x-Kansas City 11 5 0 .688 430 305 5-3 6-2 2-4 7-5
x-San Diego 9 7 0 .563 396 348 5-3 4-4 4-2 6-6
Oakland 4 12 0 .250 322 453 3-5 1-7 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
 2013 National Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Philadelphia 10 6 0 .625 442 382 4-4 6-2 4-2 9-3
Dallas 8 8 0 .500 439 432 5-3 3-5 5-1 7-5
NY Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 383 4-4 3-5 3-3 6-6
Washington 3 13 0 .188 334 478 2-6 1-7 0-6 1-11
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Green Bay 8 7 1 .531 417 428 4-3-1 4-4 3-2-1 6-5-1
Chicago 8 8 0 .500 445 478 5-3 3-5 2-4 4-8
Detroit 7 9 0 .438 395 376 4-4 3-5 4-2 6-6
Minnesota 5 10 1 .344 391 480 5-3 0-7-1 2-3-1 4-7-1
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Carolina 12 4 0 .750 366 241 7-1 5-3 5-1 9-3
x-New Orleans 11 5 0 .688 414 304 8-0 3-5 5-1 9-3
Atlanta 4 12 0 .250 353 443 3-5 1-7 1-5 3-9
Tampa Bay 4 12 0 .250 288 389 3-5 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
West Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Seattle 13 3 0 .813 417 231 7-1 6-2 4-2 10-2
x-San Francisco 12 4 0 .750 406 272 6-2 6-2 5-1 9-3
Arizona 10 6 0 .625 379 324 6-2 4-4 2-4 6-6
St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 348 364 5-3 2-6 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
Final
SDP 1
COL 3
Final
PIT 11
MIL 2
Final
WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
Final
CWS 1
BOS 3
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
1st OT
STL 3
CHI 3
 
2nd Intermission
COL 2
MIN 4
 
1st Intermission
SJS 3
LOS 0
 
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2