MINNEAPOLIS -- Heading into Friday's announcement of the NFL's Pro Bowl rosters, it seemed like a good possibility that running back Adrian Peterson would be the Vikings' only representative.
That's how it worked out on Friday night, and given the fact he's doubtful to play on Sunday with groin and foot injuries, Peterson might wind up skipping the Pro Bowl in January.
He was voted into the game, which will take on a different format this year with two captains picking teams across conferences, after rushing for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns in the Vikings' first 14 games. Peterson is unlikely to play Sunday, which means he'll end the year having carried just 18 times for 58 yards in the Vikings' final four games.
Still, he seemed likely to make it based on what he'd done earlier this year and the résumé he'd built in the past. Return man Cordarrelle Patterson is the only other Vikings player I'd say had a decent shot, but now that there are no kickoff returns in the Pro Bowl, he got beat out by two punt returners (Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown and Kansas City's Dexter McCluster), which is probably the right call.
The teams will be drafted on Jan. 22, four days before the game is scheduled to be played at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.
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