Adrian Peterson isn't going to make any big predictions, but he also isn't going to miss a game against the Chicago Bears' league-worst run defense. Peterson, who is second in the league in rushing with 997 yards, returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and is probable for Sunday's home game against Chicago. Peterson is well off his pace for the 2,500-yard season he predicted in the offseason, but is 3 yards shy of the sixth 1,000-yard season of his seven-year NFL career. In 11 career games against the Bears, he's averaged 107.7 yards per game and Chicago is without defensive four starters from when the two teams met in Week 2. The Bears (6-5) allowed 258 rushing yards in a 42-21 loss to St. Louis last week and are giving up 145.2 yards per game and 4.9 yards per carry this season. "I'm not going to take it there," Peterson said Friday when asked if he has a number in mind for rushing yards this week. "We like to emphasize the run and that's what we're going to try and do, go out there and try to establish the run game. I'm not going to make any predictions, just go out and do what it takes to win. So if that's 150, then 150. Whatever it takes to win, that's what we're trying to do. I'm not trying to predict any number, any kind of stats right now." Minnesota (2-8-1) has listed tight end Kyle Rudolph (broken foot) and cornerback Josh Robinson (fractured sternum) out for Sunday, but is healthier than its been in weeks. Rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes and receiver Joe Webb passed their concussion testing and are listed as probable after returning to practice Friday.
Adrian Peterson says he'll be 'ready to roll' vs. Bears
Fox Sports North | Nov 30