Minneapolis Star Tribune: With Adrian Peterson's 242 ru...

Minneapolis Star Tribune: With Adrian Peterson's 242 rushing
attempts ranking as the 3rd most in the NFL this season behind
Atlanta's Michael Turner (251) and Washington's Clinton Portis
(244), Vikings HC Childress has been looking for ways to lighten
Peterson's workload. Last Thursday, Childress held his Pro Bowl
running back out of practice in order to give him a rest. After
the Vikings' 30-12 victory over Jacksonville on Sunday - a game in
which Peterson did not play in the first 2 series because he was
late for a team meeting Saturday - Childress said he planned to
"change it up with Chester [Taylor] a good bit, coming down the
homestretch." Taylor, who finished with 25 yards and a touchdown
on 9 carries Sunday, has been the Vikings' primary back in 3rd-
down situations. But 2 years after rushing for 1,216 yards on 303
carries, Taylor is at 247 yards on 70 carries this season.
Overall, Taylor has 107 touches, including 29 receptions and 8
kickoff returns.

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