Vikings will need some help from an old friend in Week 14

(Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Adrian Peterson
(Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Adrian Peterson /

Trailing by a game for first place in the NFC North, the Minnesota Vikings will be hoping Adrian Peterson and the Washington Redskins can knock off the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

During his tenure with the team, Adrian Peterson played a big part in any success that the Minnesota Vikings were able to achieve. Peterson was a focal part of the Vikings’ offense for multiple seasons and his name is currently at the top of numerous all-time team records.

Even with his success in purple, Minnesota decided to end their relationship with the veteran running back in 2017 and he’s currently a member of the Washington Redskins.

With the Redskins this season, Peterson has only been able to help lead the team to just three wins in their first 12 games. However, Washington has won each of their matchups during the last two weeks.

For their next game in Week 14, Peterson and the Redskins will be taking on the Green Bay Packers. After falling to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, the Vikings need their former running back to help Washington pull off the upset over the Packers.

The loss to the Seahawks moved Minnesota’s current record to 8-4 and put them a game behind Green Bay for first place in the NFC North. If the Vikings are going to have a shot at winning the division this year, they’re going to need at least beat the Packers in Week 16 and hope that Green Bay drops one of their other three matchups.

Minnesota’s chances of capturing the NFC North would certainly get a nice boost if Peterson and the Redskins are able to go into Green Bay on Sunday and get a victory.

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It seems like the deck is stacked against Washington, but the Packers did suffer a 15-point loss to a four-win Los Angeles Chargers team back in Week 9. So who knows what crazy shenanigans could go down at Lambeau Field this weekend.