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Vikings without Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder?

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The Minnesota Vikings take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday and it is looking like it might do so without the services of running back Adrian Peterson (again) and quarterback Christian Ponder, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Peterson took part in practice Thursday after missing the last two games with a high ankle sprain, the paper notes. Ponder did not take part as he is still recovering from a hip pointer he suffered in last Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos.

Peterson is "headed in the right direction," coach Leslie Frazier said, according to the Star Tribune. "Far more improved than he was a week ago. So we're encouraged by his work."

Ponder, though, is a much bigger question mark. "If he's not able to do anything [Friday], it'd be hard pressed for us to put him in the game," Frazier said, according to the Star Tribune. "We'd need to see him take some snaps and move around a little bit to make a decision about him playing."

Otherwise, here comes Joe Webb, Vikings fans. He's completed one of the two passes he's thrown this season for a whopping 8 yards. He's also run the ball four times for a total gain of 9 yards.

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