Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - With Toby Gerhart out and Adrian
Peterson listed as doubtful, the Minnesota Vikings are expected to start Matt
Asiata at running back against the Lions on Sunday in the regular-season
Gerhart will miss Sunday's game with a hamstring injury and will head into
free agency this offseason. He rushed for 283 yards on 36 carries in 14 games
Peterson (groin/foot) has carried the ball 279 times for 1,266 yards and 10
touchdowns in 14 games this season.
Asiata is set to make his second career start. With Gerhart and Peterson on
the sidelines two weeks ago against the Eagles, Asiata carried the ball 30
times for 51 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-30 win.
Cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes and Shaun Prater are both questionable with ankle
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