Vikings reporter Sean Jensen reports that the Vikings were told reigning NFL MVP Adrian Peterson would not play on Sunday while backup runningback Toby Gerhart is also not expected to play. That leaves Matt Asiata to shoulder the load.
Asiata, 26, has three career carries for nine yards all coming last season. Peterson is second in the NFL in rushing with 1,221 yards, trailing only Eagles runningback LeSean McCoy. Gerhart had rushed just 36 times for 283 yards this season but has an 89-yard and a 91-yard performance in two of the last three games.
Kickoff on Sunday afternoon at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis is slated for 1:00 pm. The game can be seen on Fox and you can hear Merrill Reese and Mike Quick call the game on the radio on 94.1 WIP.
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