They say that every rose has its thorn, and Sunday's finale that launched the Vikings into the playoffs still carries a slight sting of disappointment for RB Adrian Peterson, who came up nine yards short of the NFL single-season rushing record.
Adrian Peterson doesn't get the record but does it matter? Gregg Doyel says the Vikings make the playoffs because of the 'All-Day' greatness of their star and weighs in on their playoff chances at Green Bay.
Vikings center John Sullivan just missed making the Pro Bowl when the announcements were made on Wednesday. He was chosen to be a first alternate (along with fellow offensive lineman rookie LT Matt Kalil), but that designation won't get him the $500,000 bonus he would have received had he been voted onto the team.