Peterson Suffers Knee Injury vs. Redskins

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on December 24, 2011 – 1:51 pm

Early in the third quarter of Saturday’s game vs. the Redskins, Adrian Peterson took a hit from safety DeJon Gomes and suffered a left knee injury.  The Vikings medical staff helped him to the sideline and he was later carted to the locker room.

We’ll have more on this story as it unfolds.

POSTGAME UPDATE: Head Coach Leslie Frazier said Peterson will have an MRI once the team gets back to Minnesota on Saturday night.

UPDATE NO. 2: The Vikings issued the following statement on Saturday night: An MRI this evening revealed that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Head Coach Leslie Frazier will give a further update Monday at his 12:30 p.m. press conference.

Here’s video of the play where Peterson got hurt.

Here’s video of Peterson talking about the injury after the game.

Click here to watch Leslie Frazier’s postgame speech to the team following the win vs. the Redskins.

Click here to watch Frazier’s postgame presser where he talked about the injury and much more.

Click here to read a game recap from the Associated Press with postgame quotes from Peterson and others.

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Mr. Hippe’s Weather Report

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 24, 2011 – 12:00 pm

It’s a great day for football in the Washington D.C. area. Since it’s an outdoor game, Mr. Hippe has checked in with a weather report.

Mr. Hippe reports a temperature of 47 degrees with sunny skies and winds from the south-to-southwest at 10-15 mph.

As we said, a great day for football.

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Vikings-Redskins Inactives

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on December 24, 2011 – 10:29 am

Here are today’s inactive players for the Vikings:

CB Asher Allen, CB Chris Cook, LB Xavier Adibi, OL DeMarcus Love, OL Steve Hutchinson, TE Allen Reisner and DE D’Aundre Reed.

Joe Berger will start in place of Hutchinson at LG.

Here are the Redskins inactives:

No. 29 RB Roy Helu
No. 55 LB Markus White
No. 58 OL Erik Cook
No. 87 TE Rob Myers
No. 88 WR David Anderson
No. 90 DE Doug Worthington
No. 93 DE Kentwan Balmer

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Jared Allen, Adrian Peterson Chasing Illustrious Records

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 24, 2011 – 10:10 am

The Vikings are 2-12 and there are no playoff implications in their game against the Washington Redskins today, but there is still plenty of reason to watch.

Jared Allen, with 17.5 sacks, ranks 2nd in the NFL and he’s just 3.5 sacks away from tying the Vikings single-season record, which is held by Chris Doleman. If Allen has a big day today, he could also challenge Michael Strahan’s NFL single-season of 22.5 sacks next week against the Chicago Bears.

Adrian Peterson is just 105 yards away from breaking Robert Smith’s team record for career rushing yards. He is also just 68 yards away from notching his 5th straight 1,000-yard rushing season. The Redskins rank 15th in the NFL against the run, giving up 112.0 yards per game on the ground. Today is a good matchup between the Vikings running game – ranked 4th in the NFL – and a talented front 7 in Washington’s 3-4 defensive scheme.

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Thinking Of You Today, Freddy

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 24, 2011 – 9:55 am


The Minnesota Vikings will do something for the first time in franchise history today. They’ll play a game without legendary former athletic trainer Fred Zamberletti in attendance.

Zamberletti, who was the team’s trainer from the very beginning of the franchise in 1961 and remains with the club as a consultant and team historian, had never missed a preseason, regular season or postseason game in team history, a streak of 1,049 games up until today. He had to remain home because of an illness, but we know he’ll be back with the club in no time.

Zamberletti is a member of the Vikings Ring of Honor and is a voice of reason and wisdom within the organization. During his long tenure with the team, Zamberletti has earned the respect and admiration of players, staff and fans. In fact, over 100 alumni showed up to celebrate with him at the Metrodome when the team held “Fred Zamberletti Day” in 1998.

This trip has not been the same without you, Freddy. We’re all thinking of you on this day and we look forward to seeing you when we get back home.

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Vikings Arrive At FedEx Field

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 24, 2011 – 9:38 am

The Vikings have arrived at FedEx Field in Landover, Marlyand for today’s showdown with the Washington Redskins. Kickoff is slated for 12:00 p.m. CT (1:00 p.m. out here). FOX will be handling the television broadcast, with Chris Myers and Tim Ryan calling the action, but the best broadcast will be from the Vikings Radio Network, where Paul Allen (play-by-play), Pete Bercich (analyst) and Greg Coleman (sideline) will bring fans the game.

It’s a great day for football here in the Washington D.C. area, with sunny and clear skies, temperatures hovering around 50 degrees and a slight breeze circling around. The bad news, though, appears to be the field conditions. Early reports from various people already are that it’s the poorest field conditions we’ve seen this year. That will be an issue to monitor.

We’ll have much more on which to update you before the game, including the Vikings inactives 90 minutes prior to kickoff, so be sure to stay tuned to all day today.

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