VU Daily Blog: 12/22/10

Adrian Peterson wasn't practicing again, and neither was Brett Favre. Peterson still had the fan vote wrapped up for the Pro Bowl. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progressed through the VU Daily Blog.

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POSTED BY: TIM YOTTER
ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010 AT 15:40:00

Peterson, Favre sit again

The Vikings will play Adrian Peterson when he's healthy, but the star running back didn't practice again on Wednesday after suffering a thigh bruise against the New York Giants on Dec. 13.

"If he's healthy and able to play, he'll play. But it's like Monday night, we're not going to put him at risk if he's not able to perform and protect himself and do the things he has to do," interim head coach Leslie Frazier said. "We'll monitor it and just see how he moves along as the weeks goes along."

Frazier confirmed that the injury Peterson is dealing with happened when the running back collided with quarterback Tarvaris Jackson during a handoff in that game.

"Very very sore, lots of pain and makes it difficult to turn, twist and do the things Adrian Peterson does," Frazier said.

Peterson is officially listed with a knee injury. Joining him on the "did not practice" list was quarterback Brett Favre (concussion/neck/shoulder), safety Madieu Williams (concussion) and safety Tyrell Johnson (knee).

Safety Jamarca Sanford (concussion) practiced fully and cornerback Frank Walker (hamstring) was limited.

For the Eagles, LB Stewart Bradley (elbow) has been declared out. CB Jorrick Calvin (back), LB Keenan Clayton (hamstring), RB Jerome Harrison (not injury-related) and DT Mike Paterson (knee) didn't practice. WR Jason Avant, G Nick Cole, LB Moise Fokou, TE Clay Harbor, G Todd Herremans, WR DeSean Jackson and T Winston Justice (knee) all practiced fully but were listed on the injury report.

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Correction: Madieu Williams (concussion) didn't practice. Jamarca Sanford (concussion) was full, Frank Walker (hamstring) limited. #
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Brett Favre (concussion/neck/should), Tyrell Johnson (knee), Adrian Peterson (knee) and J. Sanford (concucssion) didn't practice. #
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Not practicing for the #
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POSTED BY: TIM YOTTER
ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010 AT 13:41:00

Peterson wins Pro Bowl fan vote among RBs

Adrian Peterson finished sixth in Pro Bowl voting overall and was the top non-quarterback. Peterson received 948,410 votes, edging out Arian Foster of Houston with 710,166 and Maurice Jones-Drew of Jacksonville with 707,913 among NFL running backs.

The only other Viking to lead his position was Heath Farwell, who received 162,553 as a special-teams coverage player.

Fans cast a record 98.59 million votes on NFL.com, wireless phones and Facebook.

The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third towards determining the 43-man rosters that represent the American Football Conference and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes today and tomorrow.

The Pro Bowl squads will be announced next Tuesday at 6 p.m. Central. The Pro Bowl is Jan. 30 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The top 10 overall vote-getters among fans were QB Tom Brady, QB Michael Vick, QB Peyton Manning, QB Philip Rivers, QB Drew Brees, Peterson, QB Aaron Rodgers, Foster, Jones-Drew and QB Matt Ryan.

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Frazier doesn't expect Adrian Peterson to practice today because of his thigh contusion. #
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Frazier said Brett Favre will be day to day and continues to take the concussion test. Preparing as if Webb will start. #
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Andy Reid said Brad Childress is enjoying some time on the beach "and that's a good thing. He needed to get away." #
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Andy Reid said if he was an owner he would hire Leslie Frazier as a head coach. #
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Reid says he is a big fan of Frazier. He talked about his work ethic and him studying offensive lines to make the defense better. #
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Andy Reid was asked about taking back Brad Childress next year. His full comment: "I would be honored." #
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POSTED BY: TIM YOTTER
ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010 AT 10:36:00

Vikings, Favre still draw viewers

The performance on the field wasn't what Vikings fans had hoped for, but there were certainly a lot of viewers for Monday night's game – 17.1 million to be exact, producing an 11.6 rating.

Monday Night Football won the night of television among all programs in households, viewers and all key male and adult demos, helping ESPN win the night among all networks for the fifth time this season.

Monday's Bears-Vikings game ranks as the ninth most-viewed program among viewers in cable television history (excluding breaking news), according to Nielsen. For the year, it ranks as cable television's sixth most-viewed cable program among households and fourth most-watched among viewers.

The Vikings-Packers game on Oct. 5, 2009 – Brett Favre's first game against the Packers – still ranks as the most-viewed Monday Night Football contest on ESPN. That game attracted 21.8 million viewers.

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