Adrian Peterson wasn't alone in citations for traveling more than 100 mph. Bernard Berrian was issued a ticket as well on Monday night.
It wasn't a good week for driving fast and taking chances for Vikings players.
A day after it was learned that Adrian Peterson
was ticketed for driving 109 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone Saturday night on the Crosstown Highway in Edina, word got out that teammate Bernard Berrian
was just about as reckless with his vehicle.
On Monday at 9:38 p.m., Berrian was pulled over by a Minnesota Highway Patrol officer in the southbound lane of I-694 in Oakdale for allegedly driving 104 mph in a 60 mile per hour zone. As with Peterson, if convicted at that speed, Berrian would be subject to an automatic six-month suspension of his driver's license under Minnesota state law.
Peterson and Berrian both have 21 days to appeal their citations.
Antoine Winfield will once again be a game-time decision for Sunday's game. He has been out six weeks with a foot injury, lending more credence to initial reports that he suffered a broken bone in his foot – a claim Winfield has previously denied.
Guard Anthony Herrera did a light workout Friday, his first practice since suffering a concussion against Seattle. Herrera is listed as questionable, but isn't expected to start Sunday. If he doesn't, veteran Artis Hicks will get his second straight start.
Visanthe Shiancoe (ribs) and running back Chester Taylor (ribs) are both listed as questionable, but both are expected to play Sunday.
The Cardinals are expected to be without left tackle Mike Gandy, who has been sidelined with a pelvis injury. He isn't expected to play Sunday, which would likely mean backup guard Jeremy Bridges would start in his place. The last time the Vikings faced a similar situation was against the Packers when Chad Clifton was injured and starting guard Daryn Colledge was moved to left tackle. In that game, Jared Allen recorded 4.5 sacks.
The Vikings can clinch the NFC North title with a win over Arizona and a loss by Green Bay on Monday night against Baltimore. However, the team can clinch a playoff spot at a minimum with a win Sunday.
Adrian Peterson was fined $5,000 by the league Friday for a flagrant facemask on a run down the sidelines in which he tried to stiff-arm Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer.
Former Viking Daunte Culpepper downplayed a pregame argument caught on tape between himself and Lions general manager Martin Mayhew prior to their Thanksgiving Day game against the Packers. Culpepper, who had taken all the first-team snaps during the abbreviated week of practice, was informed only a couple of hours before the game that injured Matthew Stafford would be getting the start. He claimed there was no argument and that he and Mayhew had no problem. Culpepper sat out a portion of the pregame warm-ups Thanksgiving Day after being informed of the team's decision.
In a story by Peter King of Sports Illustrated, it turns out Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner was cleared by team doctors to play last week against Tennessee, but the quarterback "didn't feel right" heading into the game and was benched in favor of backup Matt Leinart.
John Holler has been writing about the Vikings for more than a decade for Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Viking Update web site or magazine, click here.