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"God willing, I will be out there playing," Peterson said. "Not a big deal at all."
Even with Brett Favre at quarterback, Peterson is the key to the Vikings' offense. He draws so much attention from opposing defenses who stack eight or nine men near the line of scrimmage that he opens up things for the passing game. The reigning NFL rushing champion has run for 272 yards through two weeks and already has scored four touchdowns.
"Right now, I've probably got a weak back," Peterson said.
When did that happen, Adrian?
"It happened, like, a week back," he deadpanned. "But that's all behind me now."
"I'm comfortable with where he's at," Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said. "I know he's been working hard to rehab. ... Right now, I think he's going to be OK, but we have to continue to go throughout the week with that."
Safety Madieu Williams again was limited with a shoulder injury, and backup linebacker and special teamer Erin Henderson missed another practice because of a calf injury.
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