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Vikings' Adrian Peterson out vs. Lions

Updated: December 12, 2011, 3:04 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Minnesota Vikings were without running back Adrian Peterson for a third straight game.

Peterson was on the inactive list Sunday at Detroit with a sprained left ankle and Toby Gerhart took his place on the depth chart and ran for 90 yards and had a receiving touchdown.

Minnesota did have quarterback Christian Ponder in the lineup. The rookie was questionable because of a hip pointer.

Ponder threw two touchdowns in Minnesota's 34-28 loss to Detroit ...

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