Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (20) and running back Adrian Peterson (no hat) watch the team play the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Peterson and Cook did not play. The Vikings win 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
The Pro Bowl may be unconferenced this year but it will not be un-Adrian Petersoned. For the sixth time in his career, running back Peterson has been selected to represent the Vikings in the annual football All-Star game, scheduled to be held on January 26th in Honolulu.
No other Vikings were selected to this year’s roster, which for the first time ever was voted upon without regards to conference. Instead of the traditional AFC vs. NFC match-up, this year’s game will feature a pair of teams put together from the pool of Pro Bowlers via fantasy-style draft. That draft will take place January 22nd and will be televised by NFL Network as part of a three hour special.
Peterson is currently battling several injuries and is not expected to play the season finale against Detroit. But knowing Peterson and his love of playing in the Pro Bowl, he will find a way to get healed up and be on the field come January 26th.
The Chiefs and 49ers tied for the most Pro Bowlers this year with 8 apiece. The Packers were among several teams that failed to score a single Pro Bowler. I’m guessing Packer fans will be okay with that snub if they beat Chicago Sunday and make the postseason. Especially if Aaron Rodgers is back at quarterback.