Minnesota Vikings all-world running back Adrian Peterson logged just six carries (for 36 yards and a touchdown) in last week's win over Washington after sustaining an ankle injury early in the second quarter. That injury turned out to be a sprain, and after practicing on a limited basis on Friday, he's officially listed as questionable, but will be a game-time decision tomorrow afternoon against our Buffalo Bills.
Raise your hand if you think Peterson sits this one out. (...) Didn't think so.
The Bills still have the league's worst run defense, and though he's been dinged often in his four-year career, Peterson has only missed two games. I asked Ted Glover of the Daily Norseman if injuries had any effect on Peterson's running abilities; the news isn't good.
"He's battled nagging injuries before this one, and it hasn't affected how he runs with the ball - and how he runs is with a fury that is a pure joy to watch as a Vikings fan," writes Glover. "He runs full on into the pile, and generally moves it three or four yards. Now, he might not have his top end speed, so if he gets into the open field, he might be able to be caught from behind."
Buffalo has held opponents to under 100 rushing yards just twice in its last 11 games. They've allowed over 200 yards five times in the same time frame.