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jpele
10-22-2009, 12:16 PM
Whether you win or lose against the Ravens (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/team/baltimore-ravens), they are physical enough that you suffer for a couple of weeks afterward.

The Vikings (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/team/minnesota-vikings) got the win on Sunday, but they also got the bruises that come with it.

The biggest problem for the Vikings is cornerback Antoine Winfield (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/players/antoine-winfield/4672)'s foot injury (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/65373137.html). When Winfield left the game on Sunday the Ravens' pass offense suddenly became a world-beater as backup Karl Paymah (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/players/karl-paymah/7252) quickly proved he's not really ready for a starting job. The Vikings are not ruling out Winfield playing on Sunday, but everyone else is.

Now the news is out that Adrian Peterson was limited in practice (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/21/adrian-peterson-limited-by-ankle-injury/) on Wednesday with a sprained ankle. Unlike Winfield, it's highly likely that Peterson will play on Sunday, but an ankle sprain is not the news the Vikings want to hear as they get ready to face the Steelers (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/team/pittsburgh-steelers). If Peterson is healthy, he's the perfect weapon to attack a Steelers' run defense that is trying to recover from the loss of defensive end Aaron Smith (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/players/aaron-smith/4759). But if Peterson is limited in any way, it makes Steelers' coordinator Dick LeBeau's job much easier.

While the Vikings are limping, Pittsburgh (with the exception of Smith) is healthier than it has been in any game since the season opener.

Fanhouse (http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/10/21/adrian-peterson-joins-antoine-winfield-on-injured-list/)

Peterson being on the injury list is nothing more then a technicality , you can be sure he'll be ready to go.

LatrobePA
10-22-2009, 12:19 PM
AP will be 100% come Sunday, plan on it!

Zachintosh66
10-22-2009, 12:24 PM
He'll play... dont get excited

TampaSteelGirl
10-22-2009, 12:31 PM
AP will be 100% come Sunday, plan on it!

Please...agreed...he will be playing no doubt. I want the Vikes at 100% so we can get them with no excuses...:yellowthumb:

jpele
10-22-2009, 12:38 PM
I want the Vikes at 100% so we can get them with no excuses...:yellowthumb:

:iagree:

Callax
10-22-2009, 12:59 PM
If AP is dinged up they have a very good backup in chester taylor, who used to play for BALT., he's their pass catching back.

He's pretty good so they don't lose alot to going to him.

Big T
10-22-2009, 01:11 PM
If AP is dinged up they have a very good backup in chester taylor, who used to play for BALT., he's their pass catching back.

He's pretty good so they don't lose alot to going to him.

No matter how good Chester Taylor is, he is no AP....AP is going to play but if he wasn't, there would definitely be a drop off in their offensive production and they would have to change up their game plan

ejsteeler
10-22-2009, 02:04 PM
I don't believe he will be 100% but, I believe he will play and I believe his 80% (or more) is better than most starters in the league 100%......:yesnod:

However. our boys will put together a W in a close, hard fought game. :yellowthumb: :cope:

LarryNJ
10-22-2009, 02:42 PM
Please...agreed...he will be playing no doubt. I want the Vikes at 100% so we can get them with no excuses...:yellowthumb:

I also want him to play. Not that I give a **** if their fans make excuses, more because he's the best back in the league right now and I want to see him play. Be held to 60 yards on 25 carries...but play! :)

Silverback 92
10-22-2009, 03:34 PM
Please...agreed...he will be playing no doubt. I want the Vikes at 100% so we can get them with no excuses...:yellowthumb:

EXACTLY but the vikes fans I know will find something to whine about with or without AP

memphissteelergirl
10-22-2009, 03:49 PM
I don't believe he will be 100% but, I believe he will play and I believe his 80% (or more) is better than most starters in the league 100%......:yesnod:



True dat...and that's what's scary!

BlitzburghRockCity
10-22-2009, 04:07 PM
If Winfield is out, Ben will be licking his chops even more to take some cracks at that secondary and see how much we can light em up. There's nothing like big plays in front of a home crowd to whip the fans into a frenzy and make it harder for Favre and company to communicate on offense.

igor0190
10-22-2009, 04:45 PM
This game is going to be on Bruce Arians play calling. If he does a good job to slow down the Vikes front 4 with the play calling we will win. If he sends the receivers deep too much and leaves Ben back there too long we're in trouble. Don't get me wrong, the O-line is playing good, but even a great O-line can only hold that front 4 so long.

SteelersWoman
10-22-2009, 06:47 PM
....Don't get me wrong, the O-line is playing good....

Wow--how long has it been since that statement could be said about our O line? :grin1:

Dee Mca
10-22-2009, 06:53 PM
I think the viqueens are just playing mind games...Nothing wrong with AP except for fact he got to play on the worse field in the NFL.....Rainy weather next 3 days plus Pitt plays at home on Saturday that field should be in great shape for AP to try and run on esp with a bum ankle.

beaver688
10-22-2009, 06:55 PM
Ap will be running you can bet on it.

jpele
10-22-2009, 09:18 PM
Wow--how long has it been since that statement could be said about our O line? :grin1:

Check this out: Here
(http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-oline-confidential/09000d5d8139ca32/O-Line-Confidential-Steelers-Week-6)

I was a hater, but I'm liking them more every week.

Stlrs4Life
10-22-2009, 10:17 PM
AP will play, all smoke. This part is a bunch of crap:

"While the Vikings are limping, Pittsburgh (with the exception of Smith) is healthier than it has been in any game since the season opener."


BS, Troy is still not 100% and I'm sure there are a few others paying through some injuries.

MDSteel15
10-24-2009, 09:12 PM
Check this out: Here
(http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-oline-confidential/09000d5d8139ca32/O-Line-Confidential-Steelers-Week-6)

I was a hater, but I'm liking them more every week.

That was awesome! :yellowthumb: :cope: