Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says that he is cautiously optimistic that Adrian Peterson will be able to play this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. Peterson has been slowed with a groin injury and was unable to practice on Wednesday. He struggled against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, only rushing for 65 yards on 21 carries.
Peterson has fought through a variety of injuries this season and still has gone onto the field. The biggest reason that he can’t put up the huge numbers that we are used to is the player that is lining up under center. He hasn’t had a consistent quarterback all season. Matt Cassel has taken a few tries at the spot. Christian Ponder started out the season as the starter. Josh Freeman took a turn at it. Who is starting for the team against the Packers?
Someone has to step up and be another threat on offense. Otherwise, teams are going to stack them up to stop AP. Until there is a threat of a passing game, there is no reason to let Peterson beat you.