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Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) is tackled by Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte (47) during overtime at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bears 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder didn't practice today for Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a huge overtime win against the Chicago Bears in their season series finale which allowed them to split the series.

Minnesota was led by the arm of Matt Cassel in the second half while running back Adrian Peterson continued to do what he did best. Chew up the Bears defense.

It was a hard fought game but this offense was able to keep them in the game while allowing wide receiver Alshon Jeffery to chew up almost 250 receiving yards and two touchdowns against them.

Peterson who had one heck of a game himself will be limited for awhile as the team wants him to be fresh for the final four games of the year. He’ll have a tougher match up this Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens and their physical run defense.

Quarterback Christian Ponder who suffered a concussion on Sunday also sat out during practice today. He took a shot to the head after attempting a pass before the end of the first half and had to leave the game. Cassel replaced him and was welcomed with nothing but cheers from the Vikings faithful.

The team will more than likely continue to flop back and forth between the two of them. I doubt Freeman gets the opportunity to start again in Minnesota unless both Cassel and Ponder go down.

Or they could go with Joe Webb.

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