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Vikings Host San Diego In Dress Rehearsal

The Vikings host the San Diego Chargers in what's considered a dress rehearsal for the regular season. The starters are expected to play into the 3rd quarter including quarterback Christian Ponder. Head coach Leslie Frazier says he'll limit the touches for running back Toby Gerhart because he'll be needed when the regular season starts against Jacksonville.

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Vikings May Have to Play Friday Without Guion

The Vikings may have to play without nose tackle Letroy Guion Friday night in their 3rd and most important preseason game. Guion aggravated his right knee injury in practice on Tuesday and was seen with his knee wrapped in a while compression sleeve on Wednesday at practice. Guion was signed to a contract extension in the offseason and the team hoped he would demand a double team and allow for the Vikings to improve their defense against the run.

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Peterson Is OK With Missing Preseason Games

Viking running back Adrian Peterson talked about missing the remaining 2 preseason games at practice Tuesday. He says he understands the reasons for it and knows he needs to be patient with his recovery. Viking head coach Leslie Frazier officially announced the decision Tuesday that Peterson will not play in the remaining 2 preseason games despite the progress he has made in his recovery.

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Vikings’ Peterson Won’t Play Final 2 Preseason Games

The Vikings will play their final 2 preseason games without running back Adrian Peterson according to multiple reports. Peterson is practicing with the team and was taken off the physically unable to perform list August 12. He is recovering from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. Peterson could still play in the Vikings regular season opener September 9 against Jacksonville.

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Vikings Rout Bills to Win Preseason Game

The Vikings routed the Buffalo Bills 36-14 Friday night at Mall of America Field. Christian Ponder was 10-13 passing for 136 yards and 1 touchdown with no interceptions. His one touchdown pass was to Jerome Felton from 1-yard out. Emanuel Arceneaux had 2 catches for 50 yards and Jerome Simpson had 3 catches for 43 yards for Minnesota. Rookie Audie Cole had 2 interception return touchdowns in the 2nd half.

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Vikings Host Bills Tonight In 2nd Preseason Game

The Vikings will host Buffalo tonight in their 2nd preseason game at 7pm, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 5:00. The Vikings are expected to play their starters into the 2nd quarter including Percy Harvin, Jared Allen, Antoine Winfield and Kevin Williams. None of the before mentioned players played at San Francisco last Friday. The Vikings lost to the 49ers 17-6 on August 10.

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Vikings Break Camp In Mankato; Host Bills Friday

The Vikings broke camp in Mankato Wednesday and will host Buffalo Friday night in their 2nd preseason game at 7pm, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 5:00. The Vikings were at camp in Mankato since July 26 and will now resume training camp activities at their Winter Park facility in Eden Prairie.

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Vikings’ Peterson Practices In Full Pads

Viking running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice for the Vikings and for the first time this season in full pads. Peterson took only a few hand-offs but the defense was instructed not to hit him. Peterson was disappointed he wasn't allowed to be hit but is happy to be back practicing with the guys.

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Vikings’ Defense Against the Run Needs to Improve

The Vikings allowed 260 yards rushing against the 49ers in their preseason game at San Francisco Friday night. Viking linebacker Chad Greenway says the mistakes made are correctable and one preseason game isn't an indication of how the season will go. The Vikings were the best team against the run in the NFL from 2006-2008. Pat Williams anchored the defensive line during those seasons and has since retired.

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Vikings Activate Peterson From PUP List

The Vikings activated running back Adrian Peterson from the physically unable to perform list Sunday. Peterson is coming back from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee and has been ahead of schedule in his rehab. Peterson was able to practice with the Vikings Sunday but cannot practice in pads until Tuesday because of the new collective bargaining agreement prohibits practicing in full pads for 2 days for players that have been activated from the PUP list.

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