Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said his shoulder shouldn't keep him from playing this weekend, meaning up-and-down quarterback Christian Ponder should have one of his favorite targets on the field. It's the second concussion of the year for Rudolph, who also suffered one in the preseason. He said the latest concussion wasn't nearly as difficult to overcome.
''The other one was more of an equilibrium, balance type thing,'' he said. ''I didn't have any of that during this one. Two completely different circumstances.''
Rudolph should be a strong play against the Packers provided the Vikings have to throw the ball to stay in the game. Green Bay proved vulnerable against the run in Week 12, so if the Packer offense is not clicking, we may see another episode of The Adrian Peterson Show.