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No Adrian Peterson for Vikings this week

From our fine Minnesota Vikings blog, The Daily Norseman, comes official word that Vikings all-world running back Adrian Peterson will not play this week against the Giants.

Peterson, who set the single-game rushing record a few weeks back with 296 yards, is nursing a knee injury.

Here is the 'Norseman's' take on what this means for Minnesota.

So, for at least one more week, we're back to Chester Taylor as the starter at RB. After his performance on Sunday, with the 200+ yards of total offense and 3 TDs, I think we can be comfortable with that. The Vikings are going to need a big game from the rushing attack again in order to combat the Giants' insanely fearsome pass rush ... even though that rush got a little less fearsome with Mathias Kiwanuka suffering a season-ending leg injury in New York's victory over Detroit yesterday.

We will have much more analysis throughout the week, so stay tuned.