Frazier says wins comes first before recordRegional Sports
-- Minnesota Vikings’ Head Coach Leslie Frazier promised today that he won’t feed the ball to Adrian Peterson, so he can break the NFL’s season rushing record.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings’ Head Coach Leslie Frazier promised today that he won’t feed the ball to Adrian Peterson, so he can break the NFL’s season rushing record.
Just a year after an ACL knee injury, Peterson needs 208 yards against the Packers on Sunday to break Eric Dickerson’s mark of 2,105 season rushing yards. Frazier told Wisconsin reporters that he’ll call a regular game – and it would be great if the record comes in the midst of a Minnesota victory. Frazier said Peterson would be the first to tell you that the most important thing is the “W.” And that’s especially true for Minnesota on Sunday, because a win would put the Vikings into the playoffs.
It’s possible that the Green Bay Packers will play the Minnesota Vikings in each of the next two weekends. It’s the most likely scenario if the Vikings win on Sunday in Minneapolis. A Packers’ loss this weekend would most likely drop them to the Number-Three playoff seed in the NFC. That would give Green Bay a home game against the Number-Six seed on Wild Card Weekend. The Vikings would secure the Number-Six seed with a victory in their regular season finale. And according to the NFL’s playoff scenarios, the NFC East champion – either Dallas or Washington – would get the fourth seed, and either San Francisco or Seattle are most likely to get the Number-five seed. The Packers would get the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye if they beat the Vikings – or if both San Francisco or Seattle lose, which is not likely since both are double-digit favorites on Sunday. The Niners play Arizona, while Seattle faces Saint Louis.
Fans heading to Minneapolis for Sunday’s Packer-Viking game are being told to watch for counterfeit tickets. The regular season finale has playoff ramifications for both teams – and Vikings’ officials say lots of tickets will be sold over the Internet and outside the Metrodome on Game-Day. The Vikings urge fans to use common sense, and check whether the Packers have returned any of their tickets. Only the Vikings’ ticket office, Ticketmaster, and the NFL Ticket Exchange can guarantee valid online tickets. The cheapest price on the Ticket Exchange this morning was $190-dollars for a single nosebleed seat. The cheapest pair was $248-dollars each. On Stub-Hub, the cheapest pair ran for $240-each. The Vikings say any fans caught inside with fake tickets will be asked to leave – and they could get arrested.