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Peterson in Frazier's doghouse

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08:01 AM ET 11.26 | Coming off a bye week, it didn't take long for things to get sideways for Minnesota on Sunday. [The] Vikings seemed unfit for the task from the beginning. Running back Adrian Peterson left the team hotel in a cab at 10 a.m., which was when players were supposed to be at the stadium. Coach Leslie Frazier said "there is something that Adrian and I need to talk about regarding getting to the stadium," and Peterson fumbled away his third carry of the game when Nick Roach punched the ball free. That set up the Bears' first touchdown of the game, after the Vikings had turned a Matt Forte fumble into an early field goal and forced a three-and-out. ... [Christian Ponder] and Peterson botched a handoff in the fourth quarter for another fumble.

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November 26, 2012  08:05 AM ET

There's a lot of competition in the NFC for those wild card slots. It's time to get your act together or start planning that golf vacation come January.

November 26, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Beer run ?

November 26, 2012  08:15 AM ET

Butter Fingers?

November 26, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Peterson must be getting tired after carrying that whole team on his back all year.

November 26, 2012  08:27 AM ET

You've got to admit, before the season started most of us thought this team would be 2-9 at this point.

November 26, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Horrific! Cut him! He'll never play again!

November 26, 2012  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Peterson must be getting tired after carrying that whole team on his back all year.

The absence of Percy Harvin is a factor, too.

November 26, 2012  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Horrific! Cut him! He'll never play again!

Word... but me thinks he'll outlast Frazier....

November 26, 2012  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The absence of Percy Harvin is a factor, too.

Harvin missing is bad for the offense, but it's also bad when you decide to try and let Christian Ponder win you the game. The Vikings had a 1st and goal yesterday and in 4 cracks, Peterson got the ball ONCE (an 8 yard run on 2nd down). Pathetic. They still had an outside shot at that point, but that sealed the game. The Vikings will do NOTHING as long as Ponder is playing. He's not even remotely a quality quarterback.

November 26, 2012  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The absence of Percy Harvin is a factor, too.

A big factor. Every time he touches the ball he's a threat to score.

November 26, 2012  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The Vikings will do NOTHING as long as Ponder is playing. He's not even remotely a quality quarterback.

^^^
THIS

November 26, 2012  09:10 AM ET

Peterson in Frazier's doghouse? Frazier **** should be out. Trade AP to the Giants...we'll take him. Frazier's doghouse.....LOL!

November 26, 2012  09:21 AM ET

Doe this mean he's not the best back "EVER"?

November 26, 2012  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The absence of Percy Harvin is a factor, too.

Harvin and Peterson are all they have...Ponder appears to be a problem...Harvin isn't a big guy and they use him a lot (running the ball etc.) he takes a beating and gets hurt a lot...don't get me wrong he's definitely an impact player when healthy...and Peterson be always had fumblitis...27 career fumbles...thank god he's as good as be is or we'd be talking Blair Thomas..

November 26, 2012  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Harvin and Peterson are all they have...Ponder appears to be a problem...Harvin isn't a big guy and they use him a lot (running the ball etc.) he takes a beating and gets hurt a lot...don't get me wrong he's definitely an impact player when healthy...and Peterson be always had fumblitis...27 career fumbles...thank god he's as good as be is or we'd be talking Blair Thomas..

**and Peterson always **

November 26, 2012  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Doe this mean he's not the best back "EVER"?

Does......I meant......It's Monday morning Sarge.

November 26, 2012  10:55 AM ET

A player whose work ethic gets him back on the field after an ACL injury as quick as he has,and leads the league in rushing,should not be in anyone's doghouse. Most,if not all teams would take Peterson in a heartbeat.

November 26, 2012  10:56 AM ET

Give the guy a break. He was out drinking the night before and got in a little late is all. His punishment will be he only carries the ball 25 times next week.

November 26, 2012  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

A player whose work ethic gets him back on the field after an ACL injury as quick as he has,and leads the league in rushing,should not be in anyone's doghouse. Most,if not all teams would take Peterson in a heartbeat.

No disputing what he has done....but you gotta make the team bus to the game.

 
November 26, 2012  12:01 PM ET

Wow the vipers are out. Was he not one of the favorites until this game for Comeback Player of the Year? He has been playing great all season and had a bad game. It is not like he is Marc Sanchez or something...

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