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AP Won’t Return If Vikings Are Eliminated From Playoff Contention

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After jumping out the gates to a (5-0) start, the Minnesota Vikings have lost six of their last seven contests. As Minnesota fights for playoff lives, veteran running back Adrian Peterson is progressing from his knee injury very well. He’s been seen running on the sidelines, even making cuts.

However, if the Vikings were to be eliminated from playoff contention sometime soon, don’t expect the 31-year-old to put his body on the line during meaningless games down the stretch.

Considering Peterson’s age and the wear and tear on his body, this makes complete sense.

Source: Eric Smith


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