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Krammer: Adrian Peterson's talents wasted with poor quarterback play

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — While speculation circulates around quarterback Christian Ponder and whether or not the Minnesota Vikings have moved on from their former 12th-overall pick, a future Hall of Fame running back is lost in the mix.

He’s been held back by the situation since 2007.

Despite all the electrifying, record-breaking displays, Adrian […]

Report: Colts had interest in Toby Gerhart before netting Richardson

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The Browns traded Trent Richardson to the Colts this week, springing wide speculation that they’re playing for next season or beyond.

Before they landed Richardson, the Colts were also interested in Vikings backup running back Toby Gerhart, according to CBS Sports.

The Colts had apparently targeted running backs still on their rookie […]

Peterson “soul-searching” after slow (for him) start

By Darin Gantt

Getty Images

For many backs, being on pace for more than 1,500 yards is reason to celebrate.

But for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, it’s cause for introspection.

According to Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Peterson said he needed to do some “soul-searching” after rushing for 100 yards last week […]

Is Adrian Peterson Enough to Carry Minnesota Vikings Offense to the Playoffs?

By Giancarlo King (Featured Columnist) Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Although the NFL has been dubbed as a “quarterback league” in recent years—for a deeper look into this transition, check out Bleacher Report NFL National Leader Writer Michael Schottey’s article—when it comes down to it, running the football is still a key element to any successful offense.

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Kevin Williams returns, makes one change to Vikings' inactives

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — Minnesota Vikings veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams will return from a hyperextension and bone-bruised right knee that has held him out of all but two practices since Aug. 25.

Williams, 33, hopes to bolster a defense that allowed a combined 283 yards to Detroit Lions running backs Joique Bell and Reggie […]

Pregame: Battles in the trenches matter most in Vikings-Bears

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings’ victory at the Detroit Lions last season is their only NFC North road win in the last 10 road trips.

Quarterback Christian Ponder’s lone division road victory wasn’t of his own volition, as he threw for just 111 yards and was backed up by special teams […]

Peterson believes 100 yards is ‘so easy’

Adrian Peterson (Andrew Weber/USA TODAY) By John Holler VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 13, 2013 Despite being stopped short on Sunday, Adrian Peterson believes getting 100 yards rushing in a game is “so easy.” The Vikings likely will need that and more to win at Chicago this week. It was one quote in a weekly press […]

Kevin Williams practiced Wednesday and could play Sunday in Chicago

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams could play this Sunday if all continues to go well.

Williams participated – although he was limited – in Wednesday’s no-pads practice, his first time back in action since taking a cheap shot that bruised and hyperextended his right knee in the team’s third […]

Adrian Peterson: In my mind, I’m getting younger

Posted by Josh Alper on September 1, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

AP

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson did some quick calculations this summer and came up with the tail end of the 2017 season as his bet for the time when he passes Emmitt Smith to become the NFL’s all-time leading rusher.

Peterson will […]

Prediction for Vikings' 53-man roster

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

The Minnesota Vikings preseason came to a close Thursday night with 29 contributors on the sideline as their replacements beat the Tennessee Titans 24-23.

Coaches and team officials have until Saturday at 5 p.m. CT to trim the roster down to 53.

“It is without question, one of the toughest parts […]