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Bleacher Report – Vikings

An unlikely duo in Asiata and McKinnon ready to fill Peterson’s shoes

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — In 2011, Matt Asiata was working shifts at a Utah warehouse, Jerick McKinnon was a sophomore quarterback at Georgia Southern and Adrian Peterson was on the eve of his 2,097-yard rushing season.

Three years later, Asiata and McKinnon are hoisted up as the two-headed rushing attack for the Minnesota Vikings as the team’s best player steps away from the team to deal with his legal matters.

Asiata got his second career start in Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots, Peterson’s first game away from the team, and scored the Vikings’ only points…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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