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RB Adrian Peterson - Minnesota Vikings

6-0, 220Born: 3-21-1985College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 1, pick 7

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Week 13: vs Carolina Panthers

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. 3-7-1 Carolina faces off against 4-7 Minnesota in this one, but incredible as it sounds, the Panthers are still in the NFC South race so for Carolina this game is a must-win situation. The Vikings are in spoiler mode with Green Bay far out of reach (as is a wild card playoff berth in the NFC). Jerrick McKinnon carried the load for the Vikings vs. Green Bay last week - he posted 15/54/0 rushing and 3/9/0 receiving as the lead back for Minnesota while Matt Asiata was sidelined due to post-concussion issues. Joe Banyard (5/26/0 rushing and 3/19/0 receiving) was the change-of-pace back for the Vikings while newcomer Ben Tate sat out the contest. The Panthers' rush D is ranked 22nd in the NFL averaging 119.1 rushing yards allowed per game, with 13 rushing scores given up so far. Atlanta managed 27/86/0 rushing against them two weeks ago, while Philadelphia had 23/37/2 rushing vs. Carolina back in Week 10 - though they have cut down on the yards allowed in recent weeks, the Panthers' rush D is still suspect entering Week 13. Advantage, Vikings.

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Latest News

Vikings | Vikes working to keep Adrian Peterson out (Sun Nov 23, 12:48 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's return is being threatened by Vikings general counsel Kevin Warren, who is working with the NFL to keep Peterson off the field, according to league sources.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson's appeal hearing set (Fri Nov 21, 02:49 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's appeal hearing is scheduled to occur Dec. 2, and commissioner Roger Goodell will not be in charge of the hearing. Former NFL employee Harold Henderson will be the hearing officer.

Our View: Peterson is still facing very long odds to play this season, so he probably shouldn't be carried in typical leagues in the hope that he returns to the field in 2014.
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Vikings | Adrian Peterson contemplates move (Fri Nov 21, 10:53 AM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he'll gladly return this season if he wins the appeal of his indefinite suspension. If he loses his appeal and has to sit out the rest of this season, he's not certain he'll return with the Vikings. He has given a lot of thought to the idea of getting a fresh start somewhere else.

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Vikings | Adrian Peterson appeals suspension (Thu Nov 20, 11:35 AM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has officially appealed his suspension, according to a source. The NFL Players Association is looking for a neutral arbitrator to hear the case, but commissioner Roger Goodell will make the decision on who hears the case.

Our View: Of course he did. This is a huge mess for everyone involved and nobody can honestly say what the result will be. Don't expect Peterson to play for your team the rest of the year. We're not sure whether he will even be a Viking next year.
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Vikings | Adrian Peterson can stay on list (Tue Nov 18, 05:24 PM) - Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson can be kept on the commissioner's exempt list until the appeal on Peterson's suspension is heard, according to an arbitrator.

Our View: Some thought Peterson would be back soon, but there's been a holdup. Now, the appeals process will have to be exhausted. That means there's a chance Peterson doesn't get back in action this year.
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15@ Detroit Lions
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