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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208 Responses to “Peterson Suffers Knee Injury vs. Redskins”

  1. By Viking Joe on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    That’s terrible, hope he gets well soon, they should have shut him down for the year a few weeks ago. Hindsight is 20/20, though.

  2. By DOLE on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    How long is he out for now???????

  3. By Spire22 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I have had that injury before, mcl tear hopefully….no 1000 yrds this year :(

  4. By Spire22 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    He will be done till next season

  5. By Jclock on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    For Good!

  6. By Spire22 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    who is saying that peterson is done for good?

  7. By kalishnakov on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Players, especially running backs, never come back the same from a knee injury.

  8. By brad on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Mcgahee came back pretty good….

  9. By Lex on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    i will never be the same player jajajajajaja

  10. By Mt_Viking on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Peterson is a great athlete. He may be able to recover enough so we can trade him .But, I think he will never be All Day again :(

  11. By GSmith on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    AP will be back strong next year. Hate to see him go through the pain. Stay strong, Adrian, and God bless!

  12. By Rich on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Why and the heck was Petereson playing? The whole coahing staff should be fired immediately. I can not believe that a 2-12 taem would put him out there. What was there to play for? A worse draft pick

  13. By Rick Mochal on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    trade him! his best years are behind him anyway come on!!!

  14. By Rick Mochal on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    he was playing because hes paid to do so Geeez

  15. By Rich on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    We won!!! Lets all go out and celebrate a great season!!

  16. By kalishnakov on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Webb proved he is the future, and Gerhart proved you dont need a 100mill dollar rb.

  17. By Cesar on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply


  18. By jv3rnon on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Man yall crazy! AP ain’t done They give him a better o-line he would run for 2000 yards easy.

  19. By cj on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    AP is the best running back in the nfl and he always will be….. i think we should go out and draft a half descent DB….. DON’T TRADE AP!!!!!! What the vikes need to do is protect our players in the backfield and he will run for unbilievable numbers.

  20. By Paul Nienaber on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    The fact that Adrian was even on the field should get Frasier fired. The dream is dead. Running backs don’t come back the same from those kind of injuries and with no hope for the number the number one pick this is officially a totally wasted season..

  21. By Shawn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    lol … some really dumb comments on here

    Most here must not be Viking Fans or youd remember

    1- Terry Allen

    2- Robert Smith

    Both had multiple knee injuries and came back just as strong.

  22. By Shawn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Unbelievable … Frazier now causes injuries? LOL Stupid. last week you all wanted to fire him cause AP had 10 carries. Some of you might have a dissability and should be checked out.

  23. By DRS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Let Peterson take the rest of the year off. There is no need to risk him for one more game that does not mater any longer.

    Have a great day.

  24. By Paul Nienaber on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Really, the hope you’re selling is Terry Allen? And Robert Smith was a long strider not a sharp cut change of direction power back. Slightly different skill sets.

  25. By Mt_Viking on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    AP just a sprained knee!!!! so next year watch out with the new O-line he’ll be unstoppable :)

  26. By DRS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings won, 3-12, what does that do to the draft now? what will it do to the draft if the vikings go 4-12?

    God bless U-All.

  27. By mr14 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings need some changes. First off the front office needs an overhaul. You need good leadership. Winning starts from the top down. To go from an NFC championship game to where we are now isn’t just the players. It started with losing Matt Birk. The guy that called out all fronts and blitz’s against your offense. From there the ball has just been rolling downhill. We need a good strong draft pick to start with. Free agency needs to work in our favor. Peterson will come back, he’s strong and a fighter. It’s a lot of what ifs. But we can’t go anywhere but up from the spot we are at.

  28. By Paul Nienaber on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with mr14 a true GM would be a good start. And not just someone who can draft in the first round. As much as it pains me to say it look at what the Pack has done with late round draft picks. It would be nice to think that we could actually make our second through seventh rounders matter.

  29. By Twoodsnvikes on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Webb is the only late round draft pick in a long time that actually contributes something

  30. By Paul Nienaber on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Fans can make good selections in the first round. These guys get paid to supposedly know the players beyond the obvoius AP and Harvin picks. It would be nice if they would start earning their paychecks.

  31. By mr14 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Like Paul said earn your money. We all have jobs if we don’t perform we lose our jobs. They need to do there jobs. If not find another professional that can.

  32. By 61vikings on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    This has been a long year!! Even when we win the game we lose!!! AP is one tough dude, he’ll be back strong next year!! It’s great to see Gerhart play a great game!! Joe Webb looked great as well!! We didn’t need to waste a draft pick on a QB, we already had one!! It just seems to me, that guys who are drafted in the later rounds turn out to be better QB’s!! They just have more drive to want to succeed!! The job was given to Ponder because he was a first round pick, but ultimately, you have to earn it!!!!!

  33. By gubber on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Dumbest team in pro sports. Congratulations on this monumental win over the Washington Deadthings. What was accomplished??? Darned if I know, except the chance of not being able to draft Matt Kalil if he comes out. This team can’t win a meaningful game all year, but wins games that are only a detriment to the team’s future. And on top of that you get your star running wrecked for absolutely nothing playing at less than 100%. Wobby should be ecstatic though with fostering his “winning attitude”. Unbelievable !!!

  34. By Twoodsnvikes on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    @Gubber: 100 percent agreed. They always do the wrong thing, why hurt yourself in the draft and win a game that means nothing

  35. By DeserViking on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Why would we ever trade AP? If anything we should trade Toby, he’s built up good trade value and could get a nice deal with the right team. Trading Adrian would be idiotic, he’s been nothing but productive with an offensive line that’s mediocre at best.

  36. By goldeneagle on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Regardless of the season, I hope AP is ok. He is a great athlete and human being. He is a rare athlete in this era of professional athletes–a team player. That is why he was out there today my uninformed friends. I hope the injury isn’t too serious and he is back full speed next season. Great job Vikes on digging in and getting the win. Now lets have a great draft.

  37. By Shawn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    DRS … About the Draft

    Its impossible for us to get the first pick anymore. We still have a shot at #2 but we would have to lose and the Rams win next week. I dont think either will happen. We play a beat up bears team and the Rams are awfull playing the 49ers.

    Right now we have the 3rd pick and if we win and the Browns, Jags, and / or the Buccs lose next week … it gets worse.

  38. By DeserViking on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Reading these comments makes me sick. You people actually wanted the our vikings to lose? HAHA, shame on you. Call yourselves real fans? I don’t care about draft positioning that’s in the future, focus on what’s going on now, and now we finally won a game. I’m content with that, it’s something we can build on.

  39. By The Brain on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    UMM shades of J. Mauer. Starters next year shoud include Mr. Webb. Take a seat Ponder my boy.

  40. By gubber on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Brian Billick for GM. Why hasn’t he already been hired and started sorting out this mess. Need someone who has “actually won something” and is a true football man. Spielman is a total waste of time, and should be shown the door to let Brian bring in the people he feels he needs to make this team a Super Bowl Champion. We don’t need tweeks, we need a bulldozer.

  41. By Twoodsnvikes on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    @DesertViking: The true fans are the ones who see the long term future of the franchise which means getting better picks this year. you really feel good about injuring Ponder and Peterson and winning a completely meaningless game and costing us draft picks??? Us true fans know that the picks would be much more beneficial.

  42. By Tim on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    If the Vikings dont draft tackle Matt Kalil they can draft CB Morris Claibourne one of them should be around for the third or fourth over all pick so lets go kick the sh!t out of them Bears.

  43. By DeserViking on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldn’t call this a meaningless game. It gave our team confidence and that’s something we really haven’t had in a while. I not happy about Ponder or Peterson getting hurt, but things like that happen all the time.
    Plus, having better picks doesn’t always guarantee getting a stud in the draft, so you’re logic there is flawed.
    People here always find something to b i t c h about, if we didn’t play Peterson and Ponder today everyone here would be complaining about wasting money on them if the coaches aren’t going to use them.

  44. By Jayson Child on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Great win today Vikes! I am glad that they didn’t just lay down. I was really impressed today with Joe Webb, Percy Harvin and Toby G. O-line playd descent to. As of right now, it looks like we are in line to get a third round pick and that is great. Future looks good. SKOL Vikings

  45. By DRS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Only question left this year is will it be 3-13 or 4-12, and will there be a new stadium in Minnesota or will there be a new team in LA?

    Come on Vikings get it done and get a GM,(one man to straighten out this team and lead it to a winning season).

    Bud Grant for GM only coach to get the Vikings to the SB.

  46. By camden803 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    A.P. is the best running back in the nfl ….i hope he have a gud recovery off of his injury….wat were the owner thinking letting him play ……

  47. By gubber on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Deserviking. I’m very curious as to what you think is ‘going on now”. Do you see something the rest of us don’t ??? Just what is it you think the team accomplished by winning today ??? From where I sit they did a couple of things. 1) they just made there negotiating position a little bit weaker as to what this team can control in the future, and it’s not today. 2) They got their star running back quite possibly seriously hurt in a game that no one will remember past Tuesday. Yes I and many others do call yourselves fans. Was a Viking fan going back to Joe Kapp, and that’s pretty much since day 1. But unlike feel good people such as yourself, I and many others are very tired of this thing called “futility”. You can only expect people to pay the freight for so long before they “demand” a decent return on their hard earned money.

  48. By DRS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Great win Vikings, why did you not play like this throu the entire year? Great win and here is to beating C-B’s.

    SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!

    God bless U-All.

  49. By Viking-ology on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Toby Gerhart had a 10+ average-that was the key to easy drives. I don’t understand why they don’t do that early in the game. You can have 3/1 carries with AP & TG. I don’t understand the directions the Vikes are going. The offseason and draft will be interesting-I hope we make good decisions to help this team because they are a team with no true identity.

  50. By Derrick.G on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    A lot of names here i’v never seen before. Most likely Packer trolls.

  51. By Mike B. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    @Twoodsnvikes Good coaches will never play to get the number 1 Draft pick. This team is probably the best 3-12 team in the league and if a few plays here and there would be at .500. We need enough picks to address the WR, OT, and CB issues. The whole idea to suck for luck is just a negative motivator and doesn’t necessarily get you in the win column. How many #1 picks has Detroit used that were worthless. You work to win every game and then look at what pick you have at the end. You draft the best players you can and go after next year. This team has class and heart you can’t ask them to lose just to get that #1 Pick. I think you got the Real fan tag all wrong bud.

  52. By 61vikings on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Dumba$$e$
    You play to win the game!! Did any of you candya$$e$ ever play any football at all!!! You don’t play to lose so you can get a better draft pick!! There are no guarantees in the draft any way, we found that out with our first pick from this year and drafts from the past in the first round!! We will still have a top 5 pick even if we win next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. By Derrick.G on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Peterson went down rookie year in 07, came back a few weeks after. We wont know how bad it is until they do an MRI. Yah hes done for the year, but relax people, he’ll be fine.

  54. By DesertViking on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    What happened now, as in today, is that we won. I agree what this has been a frustrating season. That’s why i’m happy about the win. Peterson is a football player and wanted to play, I admire him for that. It’s a shame get got hurt, but who’s to say that wouldn’t of happened during practice, the off season, preseason, or the first game of next year?
    I’d much rather see our starters go out and see them fight no matter what our record is, than just tuck their tails between their legs for a lousy 1st round pick that doesn’t guarantee anything, that’s not football to me, and no true football fan would want that.
    I don’t care that you’ve been a fan going back to the Joe Kapp days. I’ve been a fan since ’08 and that doesn’t make me any less of a fan than you.

  55. By Derrick.G on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    DesertViking is right!

  56. By DrinkHeavyVikingFans on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Man, after 40 years of being a Vikings fan, just when you think you’ve seen everything, here they go and find a positive way to shoot themselves and their future in the foot. Best wishes to AP and Ponder for full recoveries..keep em’ cold guys..

  57. By Twoodsnvikes on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Okay people are you r et arded? Obviously the coach wouldn’t come out and say that’s the reason he is doing it. He should have started all of the young guys and said it’s to “get a good look at them” and know what he has on the team, which is one of the few privileges you have when you are 2-12 to be able to fully evaluate your young talent and know where to go in the draft. And I would have been more than happy if Ponder and Peterson sat from the start along with all of our other “starters”

  58. By Derrick.G on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    According to early signs point to a knee sprain.

  59. By Derrick.G on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    We lose, you all complain.
    We win, you all complain. Seriously? Go away you mental cases we dont need your stupidity here. Vikings Win baby! And to those who dont like it…Suck it.

  60. By DesertViking on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    So, you’re saying what you’d just give up if you were in that position? No matter how you word it that’s the message that gets across, and that’s complete bulls h i t.
    Put the best talent out and fight to the end, no matter what. Having the #1 overall pick doesn’t guarantee anything.
    It’s fine if you and many others feel that way, but really, that’s not how football works and mainly it’s not how life works.

  61. By Twoodsnvikes on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Clearly you are having troubles reading or using the logical part of your brain, so we’ll just leave it at that. It would be the smartest thing to do. They always say football is a business, that would be the wise business decision to make.

  62. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Now let’s win against Chicago and beat Les Steckel’s team. We do not want that stigma on the current players. Yes, we play to win.

  63. By Mike B. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    @twoodsnvikes I don’t think Coach Frazier has your back. He just wants to win baby. He knows if he don’t get these last two games or gets embarrassed at the dome he was done in Minne. The starters just want to win baby, so they don’t have your back either. I think the dreams some of you had for that first round pick are just that dreams. These last two games are very winnable games and this team is going to try and win them. There is no holding back for even the top 3 pick in next years draft. They are playing for now. That is what vets do. I would put away any thoughts of the Number 1 pick and be happy with what we end up with. It obvious to most of us that playing football is about winning even if the game is meaningless.

  64. By DesertViking on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    HAHAHAHAHA!!! So just because people say football is a business you believe that? Talk about not using logic. Just because it’s the popular opinion that having the #1 pick gives you the best shot to draft a stud or have a better season the following year doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true.

  65. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Winning is done first in the mind. This team cannot go forward if they lose their last 8 games of the season and have the second worst season in franchise history. Sports is partly talent, but mostly won through the mind with belief, confidence, and will. Certainly, thinking it is to our advantage to lose out, is well, it is for losers!

  66. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Be 2-14? What a stigma to take into training camp. Utter nonsense to say it is our best interest to lose out.

  67. By gubber on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    As Twoodsnvikes commented, and I’ve said before, this isn’t the time for AP, Jared, or Percy. We know what we’ve got in these individuals, but can you or anyone else tell me how well the youngsters play when the lights go on ??? How good is Griifen or Ballard, and if they had been playing the last few meaningless games don’t you think the coaches might just have a much better idea of what they do and don’t have. And as you’re so wont to say “who’s to say” they won’t be a very pleasant surprise and open up even more possibilities for the team’s future. Oh and by the way 08. Come back in about 20 years time if this futility continues and your wallet’s significantly lighter, and see if your attitude hasn’t changed.

  68. By Mike B. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    lol when has the Vikings organization done the best as far as a business. They cut a player cause he’s overwieght, but don’t have a replacement in place. They let their top WR go and not have another waiting in the wings. They decide it’s not a rebuilding year and loose the first 3 games with a lead in the first half. You logical part of your bran thinks that players and a coach that was a player will play to the best thing for the football business. Or an owner that has no NFL background will do whats best for business. They want to get motivation for a stadium project and winning team gets that. They win the last two they can point and show if we fix this or that we can win. Please give us a Stadium. This is the focus to win and have positive momentum. Purposely losing and going for a future pick is re tar ted. Maybe you should be a cowboys fan.

  69. By DesertViking on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I think it’s the coaches job to know what they have in every player, if they don’t then they’re not very good coaches are they?
    I’ve seen Griffen and Ballard rotate in quite a lot, so i’m sure they know what they’re potential is. I’ll agree more of the young guys should get playing time, but not at the expense of losing. Sapp and Griffin should be replaced by Burton and Sherels. Then after that I don’t see many more changes to be made.
    It’s one thing to bench a player and replace him with an other because of bad play, but it’s a completely different thing to bench all your starters just to lose so you get a better draft pick. That’s why you scout players and draft out of necessity, not who the best overall player that’s available at the moment is.
    I don’t care about your wallet size and how long you’ve been a fan, really. it’s not my fault that your outlook on life is down just because you have wasted money or are a vikings fan, that’s on you.

  70. By UsedtoPurpleFailure on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    WOW! What a day to be a Vikings fan…

    Adrian, all the best to you sir. Knowing how tough AP is scares me that he actually stayed down. Makes me think he did something horrible to his knee.

    Dear idiots saying that running backs don’t come back from knee injury. Watch some tape on Robert smith’s first two years and then shut your hole. Smith had the same issue Griffith had and still managed to set franchise records. Besides, you are talking about AP, the man is tough enough to come back from nearly anything.

    Sadly though, I think I’m about to fall off of the Ponder wagon…


  71. By Regfan on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Wasted on a game that didn’t matter..what were they thinking?

  72. By SUPERMAN28 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Peterson is a tough guy if he is out for the rest of the season he’ll be back next yr stronger then ever. It would be stupid for the vikes to trade him and i dont think his career is over.

  73. By Mike B. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder is learning on the job with a make shift Oline. Even Webb was having to roll out and avoid pressure. The fortunate part is that the Redskin defense had a new wrinkle to defend against 3 possible RB with Webb in. We fix our OLine and add a tall outside speedy WR and then Ponder will be a much better QB. The Redskins was keeping in 8 in the box and were limiting our rushing game until they got tired. LT and WR will make the offense much improved. Ponder will be good if he has time to get rid of the ball. Webb is talented and should play. Startig QB I still don’t think so.

  74. By Mike B. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I am hoping for a bad sprain and no recontrustion necessary. He’s tough althougth the replay showed a lot of flex when that knee was hit.

  75. By Vikingfan-no-more on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    This PATHETIC, WRETCHED team blows … they can’t even lose right. I’ve been a vikings fan for forever and have been able to take all their MANY disappointments but for the first time I don’t even want to be a fan anymore. They gained N O T H I N G by winning. In fact they lost everything …. Many solid high draft picks in a trade-down, Peterson in a quite possibly, very serious injury, etc. for what????????????????????????????????????
    N O T H I N G!!!!!!! You FOOLS … what a bunch of #^@*#%& tards!!!!
    Are you so good that you throw away the potential of many high draft picks???
    This wretched, lousy, bunch of losers has gotten EVERYTHING WRONG this entire year and what do they do when there is N O T H I N G to gain … they go and win. Have fun with the couple of fans left up in your seats … everyone else will be GONE!!!!!!!

  76. By Steve on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Peterson will never be the same. Sad

  77. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    what a pathetic set of postings.

  78. By Steve on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I like Joe Webb!!!!

  79. By Robert Joners on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Ihope things go well with ponder and petersen. you all need to fire frazier

  80. By DrinkHeavyVikingFans on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply


  81. By Spence on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Do you guys not realize they dont play good for Ponder? They hated the fact that he was anointed as the guy when he didnt earn Jack squat.

  82. By Spence on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Notice as soon as Webb went in they were opening holes.

  83. By Matthias on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I hope Ponder is allright, too. The helmet to helmet hit looked bad. Did Ponder actually injured his nose (blood)?

    Hope both of you guys get well soon!

    P.S.: Everson Griffen is a beast!

  84. By Shawn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

  85. By Matthias on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I guess we should start Webb next week to see how he is playing against a fresh Defense.

  86. By NovaScotiaVike on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Merry CHR1stmas, Minnesota.

  87. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Merry Chr1tmas!!!!!

  88. By sandiamond on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    All right a W! boycotted the game and we finally won one. Who got the juice? yardage, td’s , int’s, etc

  89. By Shawn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Herm Edwards for secondary coach?

  90. By animal26 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings cant do anything right. Why win this game? Now we are all but assured of not getting the 1st overall pick in this years draft, which we could have gotten a huge deal out of. Dang it vikings!!!!!! Why!?!?!?!?!?!

  91. By sandiamond on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    no-more, just hit the highway then,,,, these players are paid thousand of G’s there is no flubbing a game in the NFL!!

  92. By DuaneN on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Webb played great.

    I really hope Ponder sits next week to see what Webb does as a starter. Webb can be really bad at times but I am back on the bandwagon. Ponder pick just looks dumber every week.

    Have a hard time believing AP injury is just a sprain.

    Thank you Rex for ending the interception drought.

  93. By sandiamond on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Rex? who got the int?

  94. By DuaneN on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    People need to chill with all these bs trade scenarios. Everybody knows the Vikings won’t take a QB next year.

    Almost zero chance the Vikings do anything except draft where they end up.

  95. By Viking-ology on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Mistral got the pick

  96. By Viking-ology on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    If Ponder is cleared to play next week, why would you want him to sit? This is the path the Viking’s chose. Give Ponder a break and get the “quick satifsaction results” with Webb out of your mind.

  97. By Viking-ology on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    If AP didn’t get hurt, should he sit next week because Gerhart got over 100 yards? Stop it already!

  98. By ozzinator on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Mistral sucks.
    Merry X-mas to all, at the end of the day I love all you guys!
    Peace and good will to all of you…………

  99. By Viking-ology on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I do want to add that Webb played good, and I hope he sees the field many more times in different capacities. Toby is an animal and he proved his worth again today. The coaches need to find a good mix with Peterson and Gerhart but can’t seem to do it when they are both healthy-I don’t understand the coaches logic.

  100. By VegasVike on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Here’s wishing Adrain and Chritsian (spelled wrong purposely) a speedy recovery and minimal damage.

  101. By sandiamond on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    If Ponder got over-stung today, then why play him next week? the Bears slapped us silly earlier in the year. Should be a rookie game now that a win is out of the way imo

  102. By Viking-ology on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    (in my opinion) if Ponder can play, he should. He needs to have some confidence going into the off-season and another game under his belt. He wants to prove his worth just like anyone else.

  103. By Dirty Nasty Legs on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with Twoods. Let the young guys play so you can see what you have for talent going into next year so you know who to keep to develop and what positions you need to draft or fill with free agents. And definately sit any veterans who are not 100% healthy.

  104. By Viking-ology on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    With all the things on the Vikings plate, this will be a very interesting off-season. I just hope good decisions are made to bring this team back to relavance, and get the stadium issue resolved too.

  105. By sandiamond on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Yea, but we may not have the off line to support a valuable rookie to play in week 17 like other teams. Just something to think about but yes Ponder is a rookie just like the others that need to be in game action next week.

  106. By PAUL M. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    REALITY CHECK: Frazier & Pagac must go or next season will leave the Vikings players & fans with more or less the same stresses, frustrations & anger.

    REALITY CHECK: At 2-12 you evaluate your young players & preserve your mvp’s for the performances they can make an actual difference in towards the attainment of the T-E-A-M-’s ultumate goal. Contractual bonuses: IRRELEVANT! Preserving the coachs’ jobs: IRRELEVANT! Selling tickets: IRRELEVANT! (How good is it to sell out a home game if you have to pay tens of millions to a player who can’t play anymore?!)


    REALITY CHECK FOR THE FANS: If the Vikings are not super-aggressive in pursuing HIGH VALUE O-line, D-back & other free agents during this off-season, THEN WAKE UP!!! YOU HAVE ALL BEEN TAKEN HOSTAGE BY A BUSINESS MODEL MASQUERADING AS A VIKINGS HELMET ! !

  107. By Pete Busarac on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    News sports report an hour says Adrian Petterson has a torn ACL knee injury. No other details to report. Can someone verify the story to be true or false?

  108. By PAUL M. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply




  109. By Shawn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Paul M …. REALITY CHECK Vikings are 3-12 not 2-12 as your reality remember it

    Bill Walsh was 2-14 his first season and recognized by fans like you as a loser … shows how much fans know

    Jimmy Johnson was 1-15 his first season ….

    Every coach deserves 2 years … the first to see how good or in this case bad we are and the second to show improvement

    Just because you thought we had a talented team , well we already know the craziness in your head … so nm

    LOL Frazier tackled Peterson? Your the same dope screaming about Peterson not getting more than 10 carries last week

  110. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, save your breath. It’s pointless.

  111. By Viking Joe on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    The initial speculation is that AP has a torm ACL, and would be in doubt to start the season next year, it usually takes a year to heal properly from the aforementioned injury, but AP is a fast healer and I’m sure he will rehab vigorously.

  112. By Viking Joe on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    torn, sorry.

  113. By Shawn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Titus maybe we are wrong maybe Paul is onto something. Maybe the way of the future is give coaches a 1 game contract and if they lose get a new coach. If they win they get a 2 game extension , which they must win 1 to get 3 game extension where they must win 2 to earn a 4 game extension …. and so on. Could you imagine the 0-16 Lions going through 16 coaches?

  114. By Shawn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Speaking of the Lions … HC Jim Schwartz

    year1 … 2-14

    year2 … 6-10

    year3 … 10-5 ( this season is the first time since 1999 Lions will make the playoffs )

    Imagine if they would of fired Jim Schwartz because of the 2-14 season because of psycho fans ideas?

  115. By Shawn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Lions have had 6 coach’s since 2000 … hmm any coincidence between 6 coaches and all the losing?

  116. By kalishnakov on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    @ shawn most correct, I believe Frazier is the one who will bring a championship to MN within 4 years, the fans just need to learn patience. And I disavow an earlier comment about players not coming back the same after a knee injury, solely because it is AD AP we are talking about. Dude puts mind over matter, I dont think Anything can keep him down. hes not like chris johnson who gets paid and just quits playing hard. AP if anything will have it out against the league next season.

  117. By Derek on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Wow some of you are terrible! Trade him, he never should have played. People he’s out there to play football, whether your 2-12 or 12-2 injuries happen, it just sucks it happened to our best player.He’ll be back next year! Get well soon AP.

  118. By Derrick.G on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    An 80% AP is still better than anyone else in the league, Hey if he does slow down, we can see him throw more people to the side, like the Browns game hahaha.

  119. By DRS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    kalishnakov ,we have waited for 50+ years, how many more do we wait?

    Peace to everyone and MCAHNY.

  120. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn– Snyder, the owner of the Redskins changed coaches every year for a long time– impatient to win– and they never did. Now, I think he finally got smart — probably some people told him– go get a good solid coach and give him time to develop a program. Now he has given Shanahan a few years– not sure how much longer he will be there, but the point is– you cannot evaluate a coach NOR can you build a championship team in a year or two– that is why the two go hand in hand-

  121. By Derrick.G on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    agree 100% Titus.

  122. By MOshutdown corner 2012 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Statement Regarding Adrian Peterson’s Injury
    Posted 1 hour ago

    aaRead Discuss Comments: .Eden Prairie, MN (December 24, 2011) – 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.


  123. By Regfan on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings won a Meaningless game in a Garbage season,and got their starting QB,and RB injured…so no first round draft pick..sad

  124. By Shawn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    @MOshotdown … clearly your a coward to come here and use a phony name. I hate the other 31 teams in the NFL and wouldnt wish an injury on anyone including Aaron Rodgers. That being said I hope you lose a leg.

  125. By Shawn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    heres the article from about Peterson and his torn ACL

  126. By Shawn on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    eww this article says ACL and possibly MCL :(

  127. By Immureglass on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Players like A.P., Jared Allen, Percy Harvin go out there to play regardless what the W-L record is. A.P. wanted to play today and would’ve been extremely upset if he didn’t get a chance to. Its a shame that he tore his ACL (I wish him a speedy and healthy recovery) but it happens. And whats there to play for? Well for these players its there paychecks and to avoid the shame of being the worst in team history. They don’t care what draft possession they end up with they only care about winning.

  128. By Immureglass on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe it was a meaningless game to win for some of the “fans.” But for the players we enjoy to watch there is no meaningless games. The get paid to win games for the team and fans not lose. If your saying that they should lose out just for a better draft spot I’m glad that your not in a position to make that decision.

  129. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Exactly -Immure– exactly. Can you imagine the coach telling Allen– don’t be too aggressive and keep the sacks to a minimum, we want to make sure we lose? These posters who say we should not have won do not play sports. The eye of the tiger, baby.

  130. By Paul Nienaber on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    @Titanium, Gruber and every other brain dead moron who thinks playing AP and winning today was a good idea. Let me say this: TORN ACL. That injury, incured in a meaningles game, puts next season in Jepardy for AP. Maybe Viking Fans have forgotten but “you play to win THE game”. THE game takes place in late Jan early Feb on a neutral site in front of a packed house. Not in front of a half empty stadium between two teams whose combined win totals doesn’t break into double digits. And for those of you who are talking about confidence going into next year…Half of these players wont be on the roster next season. And if confidence were so important to how a team plays the following year then why did we suck so bad last year after just missing the Superbowl the year before? Winning today cost us AP (Probably for next season, one that could actually matter) a shot at the best QB prospect since John Elway or tading that pick to fix multiple holes on this team with first round talent. If you can read this and still think that it was worth it to Play AP and win today then you are the reason that Packer Fans think we are stupid…because you are.

  131. By RealeastViking2009 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I really loathe some of you people in this fanbase, I honestly don’t understand how any of you consider yourselves football knowledgable or fit to type here just leave.

    1.People who are calling for Andrew Luck need to kick rocks and get a clue…There is 0% chance of him being a VIking…We have our young QB

    2.Those saying Fire Leslie? Get a clue hes not the one who didn’t get better talent in here for him to work with…That is on our brainless GM Rick Spielman.

    3. AP will be back by midseason and the trolls saying hes done can really go play in traffic.

  132. By RealeastViking2009 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    3* AP will be back by mid season and with all the advancements in surgeries, medicines, and technology wouldn’t be shocked if he was ready by week 1.

  133. By RealeastViking2009 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I could have sworn I saw someone post “The Players don’t play hard for Ponder”.

    Whoever said that seriously just go kill yourself and never watch football again, what a stupid thing to say.

  134. By Immureglass on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    @Paul Nienaber Their football players they get paid to play the game. As a coach you need to keep your players happy and if you knew anything about A.P. you know he would’ve been upset if he didn’t get to play. Its football injuries are gonna happen. And no one cares what Packers Fans think of us. Heck the majority of them have an IQ under 100 anyways.

  135. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Paul Nienaber — moron? You are a class act. Merry Chr1stmas dude.

  136. By Immureglass on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus yea if coach had said that to Allen I’m pretty sure he probably would’ve been sacked 100 times.

  137. By Viking33 on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Happy Holidays! You cannot possibly play armchair QB and second guess Peterson playing? Why was Harvin playing then, Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Ponder, Greenway, and Henderson. Maybe it would have been better to forfeit the game completely and then no one gets hurt. We won, maybe we didn’t need to win, maybe we shouldn’t have won, but I couldn’t cheer them to lose when they were making plays at the end of the game. I do like Fusco though, I like a mean nasty OLineman, and at least with Mistral we have a Safety that can catch. It seems that unless the Rams pull off an upset, we will have no better than the 3rd pick. Happy Holidays!!

  138. By Jon on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    As a diehard Joe Webb fan, I can’t wait to read more of y’all’s attempts to rationalize continuing to start Ponder over him, even in the wake of the ever-widening discrepancy in their on-field performance and results. With Joe, the Vikings play winning football. You play to win the game. It’s really not even all that complicated. Go Blazers.

  139. By mikebrown on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    i think all you should be in charge of team affairs

  140. By PAUL M. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    @ MR. TIT TIT






  141. By APALLDAY on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Shouldn’t have been out there. His ankle was not 100% so why have him out there anyway? Put the JV squad in…. o wait that is all of the starters this year. Can Frazier please.

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  144. By eric olson on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Well Injuries happen especially in football. It still is hard to watch such a great player get hurt though. I am just hoping for a good draft pick for next years defense because even today they could not hold their offense from scoring. Joe Webb defiantly played a very big role in today’s win scoring points all of his drives. I like the way he plays and would like to see him as one of our main guys using him where we can. I thought for a second though seeing the colts big back to back wins almost tying our record before we won would of gave a a sweet draft pick even though we won today there is room for much improvement to be that team that scores and stops. I watched every vikings game and we defiantly are struggling with secondary pass defense and the guys protecting the quarterback also.

  145. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Paul M– seriously, have a good Chr1stmas and remember that this is just a game– let’s count our blessings and be thankful. No reason to overreact.

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  147. By Justin on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Yo Adrian, Just want to say “Time Heals All Wounds” Don’t let it get you down. Your body will heal itself. Keep your mind strong. I believe your knee will be even stronger after it heals. The power of thought is huge. Think your knee will get better and stronger, visualize it. Stay positive. See you in 2012. PEACE!

  148. By PAUL M. on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    @ Shawn

    Dude, you’re pretty heavy on your rhetoric & light on your civility.

    As your compadre would say, “Class Act”.

  149. By Immureglass on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    For those who are upset that we’re not getting the #1 pick its not the end of the world. We’re still picking in the top 3. And can still get a good deal if they traded down. Look at what Cleveland got from Atlanta in this years draft and I think that was for the #6 pick. Just be happy that we got a win today and won’t have the worst team in team history. And have a happy holidays.

  150. By goldeneagle on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    God Bless you Adrian Peterson–get well soon and we will see you back on the field soon.

  151. By Spence on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Trade Adrian Peterson.

  152. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Can’t we all just get along???????????????????????????????????????????

    We may disagree on how to get there, but we all want to go to the same place.

  153. By Immureglass on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Well since Fredrick seems to be slacking I guess I’ll do my part to help with his cause. And to also lighten the mood up in here a little bit.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!

  154. By Immureglass on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    @Spence I think that trading A.P. would be counter productive for this team. Even with the kings ransom we could get for him it would still be a huge blow to this team. This team doesn’t revolve around the defense, QB’s or WR, even when Farve was on the team it still revolved around A.P. and will continue to when he heals up.

  155. By gubber on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    I’m curious as to the game day stamina of Griffen and Ballard. Can you possibly tell me if they’re truly full game ready to play every down, or just platoon. No one can say because neither has had the opportunity to play one full game never mind a series of games, so we really don’t know what we do or don’t have. Since we all agree that this season is a write-off don’t you think that the players aren’t thinking about next year, and hoping to have the “best possible talent available” lining up beside them. It’s mainly not how life works !!! You don’t really believe all people’s tax returns are honest I hope, or people don’t lie on a witness stand either. As Leo Durocher said “good guys finish last” and that’s the cold hard reality of not just pro sports but life itself. Bill Belichick I suppose wasn’t caught red handed cheating either, or baseball players never used steroids. Do you really and truly believe that what a lot of us are suggesting hasn’t been done ad nauseum by other teams in the same situation as the Vikes are in over the years. If you truly do, then I have a bridge I want to sell you.

  156. By Mike B. on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    I still can’t imagine why any fan of the Vikings would want to trade Adrian Peterson. Are you dense no team is going to make wholesale trade of picks for a running back any longer. I know as I suffered as a fan after the Herschel Walker trade. It ended up with many years of mediocre vikings teams and success of the Cowboys in the 90s. Jerry Burns was coach and Mike Lynn was the GM. Oh by the way even a GM can make a mistake. A real big one looking at the Walker trade. No team is going to make a wholesale trade for a running back if it didn’t work out they would be the joke of the league. Even worse than the Vikings looked back then. It is the same as the #! pick as you don’t know what kind of player is going to be at that #! spot. Andrew Luck may not be a good NFL QB. Then you look like a fool trading away the seasons picks on one guy. This win is takes us out of the Luck bonanza now anyway, but I would bet you might have gotten 3 picks maybe 4 and at most 3 this year and 1 next year. I much rather get the momentum of a win that worry about getting that pick. This team has never been that bad. Sorry it is what it is. We are the most talented 3-12 team in the NFL.

  157. By Immureglass on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn- also saying trade A.P. is like telling the Lions that they should of traded B.Sanders, the Cowboys they should have traded E. Smith, and the Bears that they should of trade W. Payton. Yes most RB’s are a dime a dozen but then there are those that are once in a million.

  158. By Mike B. on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    It is being said that the OLine wants to play more for Webb than Ponder. I say it is equally as likely they were playing hard for Adrian Peterson. It is quite possible if AP doesn’t get hurt we lose the game. Adversary sometimes brings out the beste in others. I wouldn’t put too much into playing for Webb than playing hard for the injured AP and Ponder. AP is quickly bedoming the heart of the Vikings. I said earlier in the year that Kliensasser would stay a Viking this yeare as he is the heart of the team. Now it is moving to AP> Just second way of looking at the win.

  159. By Immureglass on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry I meant Spence in my last post

  160. By Mike B. on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    AP will be back as good as new if the tear is not bad. There are various degrees of ACL injury let’s hope it’s the lesser. We are hoping you are better soon Adrian.

  161. By Immureglass on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll say that it would be wise for the Vikes to start Webb next week. Nothing against Ponder or anything but its the last game of the year for us. And Webb is capable of winning games and it’ll give Ponder time to fully heal and time to for the staff to analyze and come up with better schemes for next year.

  162. By Ak Viking Fan on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    In my opinion, the Vikings need to start Webb everygame. Every time Ponder has messed up, Webb gets put in and brings us back. Ive been saying this since last seasons Eagles game. START WEBB!!

  163. By Matthias on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Some say he has a torn acl, too. But:

    “The ACL primarily serves to stabilize the knee in an extended position and when surrounding muscles are relaxed; so if the muscles are strong, many people can function without it. Fluids will also build the muscle.”

  164. By Matthias on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Grade I MCL Tear
    This is an incomplete tear of the MCL. The tendon is still in continuity, and the symptoms are usually minimal. Patients usually complain of pain with pressure on the MCL, and may be able to return to their sport very quickly. Most athletes miss 1-2 weeks of play.

    Grade II MCL Tear
    Grade II injuries are also considered incomplete tears of the MCL. These patients may complain of instability when attempting to cut or pivot. The pain and swelling is more significant, and usually a period of 3-4 weeks of rest is necessary.

    Grade III MCL Tear
    A grade III injury is a complete tear of the MCL. Patients have significant pain and swelling, and often have difficulty bending the knee. Instability, or giving out, is a common finding with grade III MCL tears. A knee brace or a knee immobilizer is usually needed for comfort, and healing may take 6 weeks or longer.

  165. By Matthias on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    I hope it is just Grade 1…. Please!

  166. By wacky on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    lol…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………what a joke!

  167. By Old School on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    “Hope he recovers enough to trade him” !!!!!!!!!!

    REALLY……I’ve read this stuff all day…..I said months before the season started that he needed to be traded for draft picks!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A second and a third……..a first and third…………BUT NOOOOOOOO, I HEARD WAS HOW THIS TEAM WAS STILL IN THE WINDOW!

    I said this horse was going to get broke……you can’t ride one man like that!


  168. By Matthias on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Take your time and search the best doctor available. Hopefully they can fix you up to 100%.

    The Redskin with #26 (?) has to be carefull now, because A.D. will most likely truck him next year.

  169. By Matthias on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Stop the trade-talk. Players are human beings like all of us. This guy is the face of the franchise and everybody, who even considers to trade such a great human being should be ashamed of his-/ herself. It is not just about winning, it is also about being an example for younger generations.

    Next year the OLINE will be beefed up, so be aware for our purple monster to shine.

  170. By Old School on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    I will call this right now on X-MAS Day………………..


    Seems like a great kid….smart…hard worker………


    BAD PICK AT #12………..Get a new coach in here with new GM and let them grab their guy! Let’s not waste another year under Frazier….BECAUSE HE ISN’T THE GUY EITHER!

    MARK MY WORDS!!!!!

  171. By hippster on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    at 2 and 12 why in h-ll do you not play your back up players ,nothing to lose but pride ,this coach has put this tean in danger of never recovering .fire frazier now .this man has no clue now we get to watch the vikings pick another running back with their draft pick that could have been used in more important ways .this sucks to the max .frazier needs to go NOW

  172. By vikes#1 on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    @ old school.. Durrability is an issue are you nuts. Did you see those to hits. I am sure he probably had the concusion after the first hit, wich that player should be fined and suspended. Webb=tebow, and the way he plays you would be looking at mike vike injuries. missing half the games each year. Move him to wr, and stop the contraversy.

  173. By packerfan on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Hope Adrian makes a full and speedy recovery. Not a Vikings fan but I hate to see that happen to anyone.

  174. By Old School on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Just saying that his durability was a question coming out of college! Not saying that another QB wouldn’t have went down under the same hits….BUT…..this is not the first game that he has been hurt…….Hip…Head…….JUST SAYING THAT THE GUY IS NOT GOING TO HOLD UP IN THE NFL…….

    HE DIDN’T IN COLLEGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  175. By Old School on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply


  176. By Ted Brown 23 on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    get well soon brotherman!!!

  177. By goldeneagle on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    “Trade him”…………..”Can’t take a hit”……………..I wonder how many of these guys ever played the game (on any level). The hit Ponder took would give anyone a concussion. Anyone that plays Pro Football is a warrior–period. Easy to make those comments–throw yourself in the arena and then comment.

  178. By Regfan on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Now Peterson and Ponder will have a long time to rest-up…Now we can see what Webb and Gerhart do

  179. By Pachendrix on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Oh and about Ponder. I love Webb, but Ponder is a way better QB, is not his fault we have one of the worst, if not THE worst, O-line in the league. The gameplan for other teams defenses are based on Ponders style of play, they’re not practicing to play against Webb, which is the reason he has such good games. Hes a great player, and a good QB, but so far, Ponder looks to have the potential to be one of the elite QB’s in this league, all he needs is at the very least an above average O-line. Like I said I love Webb, but he’s an explosive athlete and should be switched to WR, I bet he’ll make an even bigger impact at that position. He has the speed, skills, height and will, to be a great receiver, and that will ultimately save us the trouble of using an early draft pick on a WR.

  180. By Ekolu on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Peterson will be fine for a few reasons. First is that is that he will get the absolute best medical treatment possible, probably Dr. James Andrews. Second, technology is at the point where it could restore him back to where he was at when he got injured, Third, he is an incredible athlete, with superior athletic ability. And Fourth, he is the most competitive player in the league with an incredible drive to succeed. I have the utmost confidence that he will return to his place as the most dominating Running Back in the game for years to come.

  181. By Viking Joe on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Thank you packerfan for your condolences regarding AP,I have to say that was classy, your a good fan, I hope your team does well in the playoffs, hey at least one good team from the NFC North made the playoffs, I know Detroit made it, but they’ll be one and done.

  182. By Viking Joe on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    Regarding Ponder’s injuries, no QB would last with our terrible OL !!

  183. By Childress' Mustache on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    I’m none too happy with the way personnel was handled this year. And I’m not talking about Ponder or Peterson. We let go of Bryant Mckinnie and who did we have in place? We let go of Sidney Rice and who did we have in place. Why was Lorenzo Booker or third back? Why was Marcus Sherels on our opening day roster? Come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate to say it, but either Speilman or Leslie Frazier blew it on personnel! Booker, Sherels, Aromoshidu, Arceneaux, Johsnon – HUH???? And Adoyle hasn’t done much either. Are you kidding me? Childress sucked, but at least he tightened up the personnel. And yes, I think it’s time to give Joe Webb some starts. With him and Gebhard next year, we can win. But we need to draft, an OT, Wr (2), CB, DT, and RB (2). I like Ponder, but maybe even trade him for a second rounder.

  184. By sandiamond on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    For those interested….

    Independence Bowl tomorrow at 4 cst

    3 players in the draft for Carolina : Zach Brown LB (1st) Dwight Jones WR (2nd) mentioned by several mocks as the projected vikes pick and Donte Paige-Moss DE slipping fast on the mock draft boards

  185. By VancleveVikings on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    All you people who are claiming that the Vikings coaches shouldn’t have played Peterson are absolute jokes. No team sits players because they can’t make the playoffs. That’s not how the NFL works. You don’t just give up after that and bench your best players. It’s terrible what happened but get over yourself.

  186. By Beeps 505 on Dec 25, 2011 | Reply

    No way the Vikings will trade Peterson!!!

  187. By Jimmy on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    Some fans get too caught up in the moment. If we’re mad at frazier for playing AP. Then we should also be mad that he played jared allen, percy harvin, and so forth. Adrian got hurt cause some idiot dove at his knees. Lets see what frazier can do with this team with a full offseason. Why do fans get so upset over winning cause they want a higher draft pick…vikings will still be top 3 probably…they dont need andrew luck anyways.

  188. By Old School on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    I know this team won’t trade A.P……it’s those kind of “Great” moves or none moves that have us at the “Top” of our division………………………


    Love reading the same old S$%^ on this blog site with the same old people…and new idiots too……….same ones that called me crazy 3 months before the season kicked off and I said they would go 4-12…last in our division………..


  189. By DBOSCH on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier, Speilman needs to go, drafts have been terrible for the past several years. We continue to give draft picks away for players we never should have went for, Moss, Mcnabb. Need DB the most and then WR, OL. If we really want to think seriously about beating the Packers, Lions we need a secondary. Is Winfield ever going to play a whole season? If we get the 3rd pick, trade down for extra pick(s) and take the best DB where you end up.

  190. By PackfanPR on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    Here’s to Adrian’s FULL recovery. Even as an opposing fan, he was fun to watch – even if it was while destroying our defense – awesome talent. Hope he returns to full form next year. I don’t even want to imagine if someone like Rodgers went down like that…would never wish that upon anyone, let alone the face of the franchise (yours OR mine). Sympathy goes out to all VIkes fans. Terrible season…but better days ahead.

  191. By The Licensed Fan "MNSOTA1" on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    AP will be lucky if he plays at all in 2012….at best, late in the season…..and with Ponder getting a concussion….well there is the nucleus of our future….we should have not played either if them, or any of our “top tier” players…rather give the younger players a chance to prove themselves in game situations….as it is, we only took ourselves out of the “Suck for Luck” sweepstakes….now our only hope is that Luck proves to be another Ryan Leaf (doubtful)….so who do we draft at number 3….oh wait…are we going to beat the Bears???…..and how many top players are going to get hurt in that game???…..The 2011 season is one to be forgotten, I only hope that the team will not be leaving the state on a sour note…..To the Govt of MN – STOP THE TALKING AND GET TO BUILDING!! JUST ONCE MAKE THE CITIZENS OF MINNESOTA PROUD OF YOUR WORK EFFORTS!

  192. By hippster on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    the hit on AP looks like a cheap shot intended to take him out .where;s the league on this any time a player hits a running back that low something bad vis going to happen,was there a contract out on peterson ? it looked like the same shot he took against GB when they put him out of the game .cheap shot.

  193. By zjay on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    We don’t think you’re stupid, we know you are. This site is raw entertainment. Keep playing the clown Viking fans! Go Pack!

  194. By zjay on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    Every play is cheap unless it comes from a Viking player according to Viking fans.
    Blame it on something, that’s all you fans do.

  195. By vikingbob136 on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    Might make sense drafting Trent Richardson. What a nightmare season.

  196. By Bigfan1 on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    I disagree with Wobby on his statement that saying the team should lose their last remaining games is ignorant. I appreciate Wobby’s comments and work and I know he’s commentator on behalf of the Vikings and travels with them and everything he says must be sanitized or he could be flipping burgers somewhere, but if a team is out of the playoffs what is the purpose of winning any more games and hamstring the team from getting the “best” player possible in the draft. Of course the coach can’t say okay guys the season is over since no playoffs go have a good time on the field but wins don’t matter, of course the coaching staff can’t say that. I would say it’s just the opposite of ignorant, it’s a tactical move to try and improve the team for the future. Man, the decision to keep Peterson on reserve for these last two games if Peterson doesn’t fully recover will have many people wondering what could’ve been. Why play your star players if the team can’t gain anything play the second and third to get a grasp on their worthiness.

  197. By Viking Joe on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    Injuries are part of the game, packer fan zjay show some class, if Rodgers ever goes down your team is cooked, and you’ll be crying it was a cheap shot that did him in,good luck in the playoffs !!!!

  198. By Viking Joe on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    I can never understand why packer fans go on our website, don’t you have your own, to the packer fans with class thanks for the condolences regarding AP, to the others you’re just classless.

  199. By Bigfan1 on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    To qualify my earlier statement and being a fan since the first day in 1961, while I would like to see the Vikes win I don’t get it when they play all their star players when they have no chance at a post season. There comes a point of diminishing returns on the season and the second and third lines could get great exposure. Unfortunately, with less experienced players come probable losses. At this point it doesn’t matter.

  200. By vike0din on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    This is the most angry I’ve been in a while! I have not really wanted to clean house until now, many coach that plays possibly one of the all time greats when we can do nothing but hope for some losses needs to lose his job, I was fine with resting him for the season after the new Orleans game, I could tell he wasn’t 100% so that makes him vulnerable to injury. I am so angry at Frazier right now I cannot even verbalize my thoughts. He may never be what he was destined to be because of some good for nothing idiot, I am done with the vikings until April.

  201. By gubber on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    To Vikinghbob136.
    I’m a big Trent Richardson fan, but we “can’t afford” to draft him. We have far to many other larger holes to fill. Now with Adrian gone and absolutely no one will know how much he can rehabilitate his badly damaged knee, we will “have to ” depend on Toby and Lorenzo whether we like it or not. All playing Adrian at less than 100% did was just give us one more possible weak spot on a team riddled with weak spots. Toby shows great promise but Lorenzo is just a fumbling machine. Just went from a position of strength to who knows what ???

  202. By Pete Busarac on Dec 27, 2011 | Reply

    They’re professional ballplayers who get paid to play the game. If the team is out of the race for the playoffs there are still incentives in their contracts that pay them extra for reaching goals in their stats.You may want to sit a player your trying to protect from injury but he wants to reach his goals. It what drives the player to continue to play at 100% effort and that is how you keep puting fans in the seats and infront of the tv to watch. As for AP. he is one of the strongest runners pound for pound and always goes at it with 100% effort. If there is anyone that can comeback from that injury to play as well or better than before AP would be my choice. He came back from a serious injury that kept him out of football in college and he’ll do it again. The Vikings need to use the draft and free agency to strengthen the offensive line, a premier receiver and strengthen the defensive backs. I like Toby Gerhart as a third down back but he can also be used mainly to pound the ball up the middle to tire the defensive line which will help AP use his strength and speed to gain big yards when he carries the ball.

  203. By gubber on Dec 27, 2011 | Reply

    No one is for one second questioning AP’s work erthic. It doesn’t get any better. As far as incentives go, it’s a nice bonus but you don’t play or not play someone based on whether they’re going to make a little extra. I can assure you that no one will be holding any garage sales for AP as he just became a very rich multi-millionaire. As for putting people in the seats it doesn’t appear you give Viking fans much credit. We all know AP’s not100%, and we all know that putting him in harm’s way right now just put us little more behind the 8 ball,.Because there’s no possible way of knowing the outcome of a surgery, or how far back AP can come from it,and why should be have had to go through all this in the first place ???

  204. By peter on Dec 27, 2011 | Reply

    I am going to save all the classless Packer postings in this blog and shove it in their face when the classy AP comes back next year and runs for 200 yds against against the pack.

  205. By vikingbob136 on Dec 27, 2011 | Reply

    i got your back Peter!

  206. By vikingbob136 on Dec 27, 2011 | Reply

    To Gubber,
    Can’t have enough quality running backs.We could always trade someone away
    if we are overstocked.

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