Vikings rule out Peterson for finale

The Vikings have decided to sit star running back Adrian Peterson for the final game in the Metrodome, two days after he was selected to the sixth Pro Bowl of his career.

The Minnesota Vikings have ruled out running back Adrian Peterson for their final game of the season.

The Vikings announced Saturday they downgraded Peterson from doubtful on the original injury report to out against Detroit Sunday, when the Vikings and Lions will play the last game at the Metrodome.

Peterson sprained his right foot Dec. 8 at Baltimore and sat out the following week against Philadelphia. He played last Sunday at Cincinnati but was mostly ineffective. Peterson acknowledged afterward the injury affected his performance. He has also been bothered this year by a sore groin.

Peterson finished the season with 1,266 yards rushing, the second-lowest total of his seven years in the NFL.

SIXTH PRO BOWL FOR PETERSON

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been voted to his sixth career Pro Bowl.

The NFL made the announcement on Friday night. Voting was done by players, coaches and fans. Peterson has been voted in for all but one of his seven seasons.

Peterson is third in the NFL in rushing this season with 1,266 yards despite battling injuries for much of the year. His 10 touchdowns rushing are also good for third in the NFL and he topped 10,000 yards in his career earlier this season.

Peterson's six Pro Bowl appearances ties him for fifth-most in franchise history. Randall McDaniel is the leader with 11 selections.


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