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Sunday, December 22, 2013
Peterson, Gerhart active for Vikings

By Ben Goessling

CINCINNATI -- The Vikings won last week without Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart, but they won't have to play without either one in Cincinnati on Sunday.

Both Peterson and Gerhart are active for the Vikings, returning from a sprained right foot and strained hamstring, respectively. Peterson will start at running back, with Gerhart backing him up, as usual. It will be interesting to see how the Vikings divide the workload between the two players. Gerhart has played well in recent weeks, and the Vikings might look to take some stress off Peterson two weeks after he sprained his foot.

The Vikings will officially be without cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who was listed as out with a sprained ankle. Shaun Prater will start in Rhodes' place at cornerback after recording his first career interception last week, but as well as Rhodes has played, the Vikings would undoubtedly like to have him to deal with A.J. Green on Sunday.

Here is the Vikings' full list of inactives: