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Vikings Upset 49ers 24-13

The Vikings improved to 2-1 Sunday with a stunning 24-13 win at home against the previously San Francisco 49ers. Minnesota jumped out to a 17-3 haltime lead and never trailed. Christian Ponder threw for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns and had a 23-yard touchdown run for the Vikings. Adrian Peterson ran for 86 yards on 25 carries and had 2 catches for 21 yards.

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2012 Week 3 NFL Fantasy Football Preview
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NFL Week 3 Fantasy Football Preview

Wes Welker's playing time (or lack thereof) has been, without question, the strangest story of the 2012 season. After catching a ridiculous 122 passes in 2011, Welker has seen his usage rate drop substantially in favor of the Julian Edelman. This trend has given rise to every manner of rumor and conspiracy theory, most notably the strange idea that the Patriots are somehow punishing Welker for complaining about his contract situation during the off-season.

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Colts Edge Vikings 23-20

The Vikings lost 23-20 at Indianapolis Sunday afternoon to drop to 1-1. The Vikings scored 2 4th quarter touchdowns to tie the game at 20 with :31 left. Andrew Luck moved the Colts down field to set up the 53-yard game-winning field goal for Adam Vinatieri. Christian Ponder was 27-35 passing for 245 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions.

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Vikings’ Peterson Sore But Ready For Week 2

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson admitted his reconstructed left knee was sore and somewhat painful days after the game Sunday but he has practiced in full the last 2 days and expects to play Sunday at Indianapolis. Peterson declared himself 95 percent healthy and expects to be back to 100 percent soon. Viking head coach Leslie Frazier stopped short of saying Peterson will get a full workload this Sunday.

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Vike’s Peterson Practices In Full

Viking running back Adrian Peterson was a full participant in practice Wednesday. Peterson has not experienced pain or soreness to his reconstructed left knee. He had 17 carries for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Vikings in their 26-23 overtime win over Jacksonville on Sunday. Peterson is expected to play this Sunday at Indianapolis but isn't expected to get the full workload.

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Vikings, Peterson Edge Jaguars 26-23 In Overtime

The Vikings nearly gave away a game that appeared to be theirs with just seconds left when Blaine Gabbert threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Cecil Shorts with :20 left. Viking quarterback Christian Ponder completed a pair of passes setting up kicker Blair Walsh for a 55-yard field goal. Walsh made the kick and made a 38-yard field goal in overtime that turned out to be the game-winner. Jacksonville got the ball once in overtime with the new overtime rule but were unable to score.

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Vike’s Peterson Closer to Playing

Viking running back Adrian Peterson appears closer to being able to play Sunday when the Vikings host Jacksonville in their season opener. Peterson has been listed as limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but declared himself ready to play. Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave says they are trying to determine the amount of touches Peterson will have if he plays. AM 1500-ESPN is reporting that Peterson will get 5-10 touches Sunday.

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Vikings’ Peterson Has No Practice Restrictions

Viking running back Adrian Peterson had all contact restrictions eliminated Wednesday and will no longer be protected in practice. Peterson is recovering from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee and was listed as limited in practice Wednesday. Peterson's status Sunday is still undetermined.

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Vikings Undecided On Peterson’s Status

Viking running back Adrian Peterson could return to the field Sunday against Jacksonville but no decision has been made yet. Viking head coach Leslie Frazier says if Peterson does play it will be with limited exposure. Frazier says a decision on Peterson could go all the way up to game-time. Peterson has been working his way back from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. Peterson sustained the injuries against Washington on December 24 of 2011.

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Vikings’ Peterson Faces Contact In Practice

Viking running back Adrian Peterson was allowed to have upper-body contact in practice in full pads Monday. It was the first contact Peterson was allowed to have since tearing his ACL and MCL in his left knee in December. The Vikings didn't allow for Peterson to be tackled to the ground but this is another sign of progress in his recovery.

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