It should come as a surprise to no one that Adrian Peterson is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against Atlanta. Peterson left the Raiders game after suffering a high ankle sprain and spent most of the week in a walking boot. The boot came off on Friday but Peterson was limited in practice. With the Vikings at 2-8 there is no good reason for Peterson to push it and play on Sunday.
Peterson is only one of several important offensive players who landed on Friday’s injury report. Kyle Rudolph, who has begun breaking out the last few games after being mostly invisible for much of the season, is also doubtful with a bruised quad. Percy Harvin and Visanthe Shiancoe are questionable, while Christian Ponder is listed as probable with a knee thing. Charlie Johnson is also probable but frankly who cares?
On the defensive side, Chris Cook and Husain Abdullah are out. Abdullah misses his second straight game with a concussion.