Vikings Withhold Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings wisely decided not to use rookie tailback Adrian Peterson during today's game against the New York Giants.

Peterson missed his second straight game since suffering a torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee.

The Vikings had left open the possibility of Peterson playing today after he participated in portions of practices during the week. He warmed up on the field at Giants Stadium before the game and tried to convince members of the coaching staff to allow him to play. But the Vikings withheld him and beat the Giants handily without him.

It seems likely that Peterson will return to the lineup next weekend.

By Mark Maske |  November 25, 2007; 6:53 PM ET  | Category:  Vikings
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