EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -
Not only did the Vikings lose the lead Sunday in Baltimore three times in the fourth quarter - including twice in the final 90 seconds - then saw their star running back and several other players suffer significant injuries during the loss.
This excruciating season only has three weeks left.
Peterson walked through the Vikings locker room with a boot on his right foot Monday on his way to get a CT scan. X-rays previously revealed no broken bones. Peterson said the medical staff has ruled out the type of Lisfranc injury that can keep a player sidelined for months, rather than weeks. He also said he had minimal swelling the day after the game.
Though he said he's still sore, Peterson said he's expecting to play this weekend against Philadelphia.
''Nothing is torn. That's always good,'' he said.
Coach Leslie Frazier said the Vikings need to see how severe the injury is before determining the status of their franchise player.
''Nothing new to me. So if that's the case, I'll be ready,'' Felton said.
But wait, there's more:
- Tight end
- Also, the Vikings decided not to add wide receiver
On top of all the injuries, some Vikings felt the sting of ice-filled snowballs hitting them on the sideline from Ravens fans, which angered Peterson to the point he called them the worst in the NFL on Twitter after the game. Frazier said he got hit in the back, too.
''It was not specific to anyone. Anyone wearing purple. It's not what the league wants, not what anybody wants,'' Frazier said.
The coach said the NFL called him unsolicited on Monday to discuss calls during the game, some of which aided Ravens touchdowns in the 29-26 victory. He wouldn't discuss details.
The Vikings have endured a largely miserable season; nine of their 13 games have essentially been decided in the final two minutes or less. They're 3-5-1 in those games.
''When the guys are playing as hard as they're playing and practicing and preparing the way they are and you don't get a win, it's hard. It's really hard,'' Frazier said.