Vikings' Peterson says ankle feels better, ready for Thursday's game vs. Bucs'Minnesota Sports
-- Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier told reporters yesterday that the ankle of his star running back Adrian Peterson felt better this Monday than it did the previous Monday.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier told reporters yesterday that the ankle of his star running back Adrian Peterson felt better this Monday than it did the previous Monday.
Peterson has missed practice time in each of the past two weeks due to the sore ankle, but has not missed any games. In fact, he rushed for 153 yards in Sunday's win over Arizona.
Frazier says they'll play it smart this week in practice, but the head coach fully expects Peterson to be ready for action on Thursday night when the Vikes host Tampa Bay in prime time.
Chicago's Jay Cutler threw a touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall as the Bears beat up the Lions 13-7 in Monday Night Football last night in Chicago. The Bears defense forced four turnovers en route to improving to an NFC North-best 5-1. Chicago is a half-game ahead of the Vikings in the division. The Lions dipped to 2-4.
Former Viking and current Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson suffered a broken right leg during Monday night's 13-7 loss to the Bears in Chicago. Burleson suffered the injury in the third quarter on his only catch of the game. He will miss the rest of the season. Burleson had 27 catches for 240 yards and two touchdowns this year.
The Packers will be without defensive star Charles Woodson for six weeks due to a broken collarbone. Woodson suffered the injury during Sunday's win over the Rams. Woodson also broke his collarbone in Green Bay's win over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl 45.