No surprise in the Minnesota-Denver tilt set for 1:00 pm Sunday, as Adrian Peterson is inactive -- but there's also some good news/bad news for the teams involved as well, and the possibility that Peterson could mis additional time.
Percy Harvin is active for the Vikings, which is critical for Minnesota, because without AP, they're already limited enough on offense.
The Vikings offense will also be helped by a loss to the Broncos defense, as Von Miller, the leading candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year, won't play for Denver on Sunday.
Peterson's continued absence is obviously the biggest deal, and there's a possibility that he could miss additional time. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Peterson's high ankle sprain could keep him sidelined through Week 14 against the Lions as well.
Originally when Peterson was carted off, the injury looked potentially season-ending; Peterson expressed hope that he could play as soon as this week but that's obviously not happening.
Perhaps the Vikings are simply being cautious with their franchise player, and that's a good thing. But with word that Leslie Frazier's seat might be heating up in Minnesota, perhaps we'll see Peterson sooner than expected.
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