With Adrian Peterson gone (for now), Jerick McKinnon hobbled, and Matt Asiata becoming one of those if-you-need-two-he’ll-get-you-two-and-if-you-need-five-he’ll-get-you-two guys, the Vikings have a running back on the roster who looked solid in a cameo appearance six days ago.

Although Ronnie Hillman has a total of nine yards on five carries in two games with the Vikings, Hillman showed real burst on a couple of carries — arguably more than any running back has demonstrated all year for the team, Peterson included.