Several different reports have indicated that the Vikings may not end up playing Adrian Peterson on Sunday once more. First reported by Pro Football Talk—
Don't be surprised if Vikings reverse course on letting Adrian Peterson play this Sunday. Hearing that Monday's decision could change.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 16, 2014
Then reported by Mike Freeman—
A number of team sources across football believe the Vikings are wavering on playing Adrian Peterson this weekend. We'll see.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) September 17, 2014
The hope is that if this is the case, the Vikings can put together a more specific gameplan that caters to the different strengths of the two other running backs on the roster.
Meanwhile, Adrian Peterson is losing sponsor after sponsor, while the NFL and the Vikings are being threatened with the same.