Adrian Peterson RB MIN 4 months ago

Peterson rushed for 45 yards on 23 carries and added 13 receiving yards on two catches in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. He lost a fumble during the game.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Stymied for much of the game, Peterson lost a critical fumble in the fourth quarter that set Seattle up to take the lead. Later, on Minnesota's second-to-last drive of the game, it was Jerick McKinnon, not Peterson, on the field trying to help lead the comeback. Fumbles come with the territory for Peterson, who led the league in the unfortunate stat this year and has fumbled at least thrice in six of his eight full seasons. What doesn't normally come with the territory is a lack of production, and that's what Peterson began to show toward the end of the season. In five of his last six games of the year, including Sunday, Peterson was held to 3.5 yards per carry or less - the lone exception being a matchup against the hapless Giants defense. Peterson still managed to score three touchdowns during those games, but given that he'll be 31 next season, Peterson may be showing signs of fatigue that could result in a less dominant share of carries in 2016.

Adrian Peterson RB MIN 4 months ago

Peterson (back) is active for Sunday's wild-card contest versus the Seahawks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Peterson will brush off a lower back injury with the Vikings' season on the line, but his least productive outing occurred in a Week 13 beatdown versus the Seahawks, who contained the 2015 rushing champion to eight carries for 18 yards and four receptions for six yards. A throwback performance will be required to upend the back-to-back NFC champions.

Adrian Peterson RB MIN 5 months ago

Peterson (back) is considered probable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Peterson was a full participant in Friday's practice, his first appearance during a week in which he's treated a back injury. Despite that ailment, Peterson is expected to be ready to roll for Sunday's playoff tilt against the Seahawks.

Adrian Peterson RB MIN 5 months ago

Peterson (lower back) didn't practice Thursday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While Peterson also sat out Wednesday's session, the report suggests that the running back is simply being being rested and is in line to suit up for Sunday afternoon's playoff tilt at home against the Seahawks.

Adrian Peterson RB MIN 5 months ago

Peterson didn't practice Wednesday due to a lower back injury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Peterson was held out of a portion of Sunday's win at Green Bay with a back issue, limiting him to 19 rushes for 67 yards and one touchdown. The outing was enough to ensure the third rushing title of his career, but despite playing the entire 2015 slate, only two of his seven 100-yard performances this season took place over the last seven games. Considering the bruising he's expected to take Sunday against the Seahawks, it wouldn't shock if he resides in the trainer's room rather than the practice field for most of this week.

Adrian Peterson RB MIN 5 months ago

Despite missing part of the second half with a back injury, Peterson had 19 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown, adding one reception for one yard on his only target, in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Packers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Listed as probable due to ankle and shoulder injuries, Peterson appeared no worse for the wear until he hurt his back in the third quarter. He subsequently missed one drive but did make it back for the Vikings' final possession. Peterson finishes the regular season as the NFL leader in carries (327) and rushing yards (1,485), with his 11 rushing touchdowns tying Devonta Freeman and Jeremy Hill for first place. The reward for an NFC North title and rushing title is a first-round matchup with a vicious Seattle defense that dominated the Vikings back in Week 13.

Adrian Peterson RB MIN 5 months ago

Peterson (ankle/shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Peterson missed practice Wednesday and Thursday but then returned as a full participant Friday. He should be in line for his usual workload in a game that will determine the NFC North champion.

Adrian Peterson RB MIN 5 months ago

Peterson (ankle/shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After missing practice Wednesday and Thursday, Peterson was a full participant at Friday's session. With the Vikings playing for the division title, their superstar running back shouldn't have any limitations.

Adrian Peterson RB MIN 5 months ago

Peterson (ankle/shoulder) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Peterson was a non-participant at drills last Wednesday and Thursday, but a full return Friday cleared the way for active status in Week 16. In reality, he likely doesn't need to take the practice field this week in order to suit up Sunday in Green Bay, but an appearance would clear up any question about his potential to play.

Adrian Peterson RB MIN 5 months ago

Peterson (ankle) had 22 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown, adding one reception for 15 yards on two targets, in Sunday's 49-17 win over the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Peterson showed no ill effects from last week's injury, receiving 20+ carries for the ninth time this season. He got his last touch of the night late in the third quarter, ceding garbage-time work to Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon, the second of whom scored twice in the final 14 minutes. With an NFC North title on the line in Week 17, Peterson should get plenty of carries against a Green Bay defense that held him to 45 rushing yards earlier this season.