Biggs: Bears expect to face Peterson
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was held out of practice Friday with an illness and is questionable for Sunday’s game with the Chicago Bears at the Metrodome.
Peterson was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday with an ankle injury, but the Bears expect him to play. Peterson has dominated Chicago in the past. In his first two seasons, he rushed for more yards (554) and more touchdowns (8) vs. Chicago than any other team. Peterson has missed only two games so far in his career, sitting out two games as a rookie in 2007 with a knee sprain.
If Peterson is surprisingly held out or is limited, the Bears will see more of Chester Taylor, who scored touchdowns in each game against the Bears last season. Taylor rushed for a season-high 73 yards on 11 carries last week vs. Seattle.
The Vikings are expected to be without right guard Anthony Herrera. He missed practices all week with a concussion and veteran Artis Hicks will likely take his place. Like Peterson, Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield is questionable with a right foot injury, but he’s expected to give it a shot.
For the Bears, tight end Desmond Clark will miss his second game with a neck strain. Right guard Roberto Garza (right ankle) is probable.
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