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Turner, Vikings trying to be patient with Peterson-less running game

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Since 2007, the Minnesota Vikings haven’t had to worry about gaining yards on the ground.

When Adrian Peterson was drafted seventh overall seven years ago, opponents game planned to stop the Vikings’ rushing attack by loading the line of scrimmage with defenders. On Sunday, rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is set to make his first NFL start without Peterson, without tight end Kyle Rudolph and without right guard Brandon Fusco — one of the team’s best run blockers.

The circumstances surrounding Bridgewater’s starting debut are not what…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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