Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is not at full strength and it is clearly evident.
Bothered by a nagging groin injury, Peterson carried 21 times for 65 yards Sunday against the Seahawks. There were times when it appeared he needed a burst of speed or a quick move to break a long run. But he just didn't appear to have it in him.
"That groin is bothering him," coach Leslie Frazier said. "It definitely affected him. There were a couple of moments when he was so close to breaking it and just couldn't get that one key ingredient to get it going. He's not 100 percent."
"Actually, it was bothering me a lot," Peterson said of the injury.
Peterson said there were some plays early on that he could have turned into bigger gains but didn't have the power to do so. It doesn't look like he'll take time off, but with the Vikings struggling this season, it's not out of the question Peterson could be held back a little at some point. He takes on Green Bay in Week 12.