Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
—The Vikings reversed course on RB Adrian Peterson and placed him on the exempt list.
— The fallout from Peterson’s reinstatement continued all day Tuesday.
— Should the Vikings be ashamed of their decision to reinstate Peterson?
— It isn’t easy for Vikings players who get caught in the media storm.
— The Vikings brought back FB Zach Line to their practice squad.
— Here are five Vikings stats that stand out as we enter Week 3.
TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY
The #Vikings are participating in the Arc’s Value Village “Celebration of Sorts” today! #VikingsGiveBack #ACOS14 pic.twitter.com/bsY4Wz4plO
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 16, 2014
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
— The Saints must prepare as if Peterson is going to play Sunday.
— Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said his defense is killing the team.
— The Saints need to focus on their mistakes, not their playoff chances.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Head coach Mike Zimmer and QB Matt Cassel will have their weekly press conferences at Winter Park at 11 a.m. The locker room will be open then, too. Practice starts at 12:50 p.m.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Cassel is the only NFL starter who has yet to complete a pass beyond 20 yards this season, according to Pro Football Focus. Even Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu has completed one.