Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed Week 15 because of groin and foot injuries and then took to the bench after the first half of Week 16 because there was no point in risking further injury with the Bengals running away with the game.

Coach Leslie Frazier said that sitting Peterson for the finale was something the team was considering and Peterson did not practice with the team on Tuesday. He told reporters on a conference call that he was going to push to play in the final game the Vikings will play at the Metrodome.