Adrian Peterson powered in for three first-quarter touchdowns to build a lead large enough even Minnesota couldn't lose it, and the Vikings finally earned their first victory Sunday by beating the bumbling Arizona Cardinals 34-10.
The Vikings lost 22-17 at Kansas City Sunday to drop to 0-4 on the season. Minnesota trailed 9-7 at halftime but led 10-9 early in the 2nd half. Matt Cassel threw for 260 yards and 1 touchdown and Dwayne Bowe had 5 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown.
Viking running back Adrian Peterson was back in at practice in a limited capacity Thursday with a calf injury. He's expected to play and could have a big day against Kansas City Sunday. Ryan Mathews ran for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Chiefs last week. Peterson is 6th in the NFL in rushing yards through 3 games this season.
The Vikings rested running back Adrian Peterson at practice Wednesday because of a sore calf. The move is precautionary according to head coach Leslie Frazier and Frazier expects Peterson to be fine today. Middle linebacker E.J. Henderson also missed practice Wednesday with a knee injury. He's status is more uncertain for Sunday at Kansas City.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson plans to donate $5,000 every time he makes a touchdown. And Hollywood power couple actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are going to match those donations.
The Vikings lost for a 2nd straight week after holding the lead for much of the game Sunday. Tampa Bay came from behind to beat the Vikings 24-20. Minnesota led 17-0 at halftime and 20-10 with 9:41 left in the 4th quarter. LeGarrett Blount ran in a 4-yard touchdown with :31 seconds left to put the Buccaneers up for good.
The Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson have agreed to terms on a 7-year contract extension worth $100 Million with $36 Million guaranteed. Peterson will get $40 over the first 3 years of the contract. Peterson is being paid as the hi ghest paid running back in the league.
Viking running back Adrian Peterson is expected to be back at practice for the Vikings tomorrow after the birth of his son. Peterson told head coach Leslie Frazier everything went well. Peterson is in the final year of his current contract. The Vikings are expected to start negotiations with Peterson on a long term contract.
Viking running back Adrian Peterson showed his strong feelings toward NFL owners when he did an interview for Yahoo Sports. Peterson compared the players' place in the game to "modern day slavery". Peterson went on to say the owners make a lot of money off of them.
The NFC defeated the AFC in the Pro Bowl in Hawaii Sunday night 55-41. DeAngelo Hall of Washington had a fumble return touchdown and an interception to earn MVP honors for the NFC. The AFC committed 6 turnovers.
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