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Vikings Send Adrian Peterson to IR

After tearing his meniscus against the Green Bay Packers, we figured Minnesota Vikings running back and child abuser Adrian Peterson was likely finished for the year and possibly forever.

His earliest potential return date after having surgery is in late December. Besides that, he’s 31 and was terrible during the first two weeks of the season. So it certainly looked like it might be the end of the road.

Well, the Vikings took the logical step and put Peterson on injured reserve on Friday.

They could, of course, give Peterson the designation to return, meaning pull him off IR at a later date. If they did that, the soonest Peterson would be eligible to play would be week 11. However, his recovery timetable makes that unrealistic.

Despite Peterson’s terrible early-season stat line — 31 carries, 51 yards, 1.6 ypc — defenses were still stacking the box to stop him. It will be interesting to see how they play the Vikings offense without Peterson.

We doubt anyone is afraid of Matt Asiata, which would suggest defenses would shift their attention toward Sam Bradford and Stefon Diggs.

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Joseph Bonham

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  1. PF4L September 23, 2016

    That photo above is seriously disturbing.

  2. Chad Lundberg September 23, 2016

    There are times when site truly crosses the line, and thats when they wish physical harm on players. Seriously, if this site wasnt so addictive Id quit coming here.

  3. Killer September 23, 2016

    Despite their 1-1 record the Packers are definitely sitting pretty. Think about it: Would you rather the Packers were relatively injury free at 1-1 or would you rather they were 2-0 but had lost Aaron Rodgers, David B., and Eddie Lacey to season ending injuries? If the Packers had lost their QB, their LT, and their RB, stick a fork in them they would be totally done due to poor coaching by MM and poor drafting by TT. As is, the Vikings, with the great team-building, drafting, and coaching, still actually have some chance. The Packers also have such an extremely easy schedule.

    1. PF4L September 24, 2016

      So your equating the vikings losing Teddy Bridgewater to us losing Aaron Rodgers? Really?

      Wow, you lost a running back that was gaining 1.6 ypc…How will you go on without him?

      Please enlighten us with more words of wisdom ol wise one..gtfo ..lmao

      1. Killer September 24, 2016

        There is a dramatic dichotomy in your thinking. A double-standard. And you either don’t get the point or chose to act like you do not understand it.

        I’ll illuminate the latter before the former:

        The point I was making that you missed or chose to pretend you missed was the loss of our QB1, our RB1, and our LT and how the loss of those three on the Packers would debilitate them beyond hope. You chose to pretend I was saying Teddy is as good a QB as Rodgers. I never meant that. I would not insult Teddy that way. Teddy is certainly better than Rodgers. He is a better leader, a better person, a better teammate, and, statistically, a much more accurate and higher rated QB than Rodgers over the last year.

        Now the former point:
        You treat AP like a 1.6 yd average in the first two games is the sum of his value. You completely ignore the past — like that he has won the NFL rushing title three times, Including Last Year! You also ignore he has faced 8 and 9 man fronts with an LT playing on one leg. You entirely limit AP’s value to the last two games.
        Conversely, you react with outrage to an alleged Teddy to Rodgers comparison. If you used the same standard as you used with AP, the recent games, your outrage should be saved on behalf of poor Teddy who is practically sullied by such a comparison. Maybe that is what you meant but, since you are a Packer fan, there is no way I can give you benefit of the doubt that you are using common sense or fair standards. I suspect you are still thinking of the old 2014 and earlier Rodgers while choosing to put blinders on yourself and only look at AP’s last two games.