Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier
said that Matt Cassel will start at quarterback Sunday against the
Cassel will be under center for the second straight week after getting the
start in last Sunday's thriller against the Baltimore Ravens. He completed 17-
of-38 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns. Fellow quarterback Christian
Ponder missed the contest with a concussion.
Frazier announced on Wednesday that he was sticking with Cassel for another
Cassel has thrown for 1,122 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions
in six games (three starts) this season.
Star running back Adrian Peterson, meanwhile, left the Ravens game on a cart
with a sprained right foot. X-rays at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore were
negative after Peterson exited the 29-26 loss in the second quarter.
After an MRI exam and a CT scan revealed no fractures or structural damage,
Peterson said Monday he expected to play against the Eagles.
Meanwhile, backup running back Toby Gerhart is dealing with a hamstring
Frazier said Wednesday that both players probably wouldn't practice until
Friday. Matt Asiata is listed as the third running back on Minnesota's depth
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