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Adrian Peterson Has Torn ACL, MCL

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Minnesota Vikings are in the midst of a disappointing 3-12 season, but to add insult to inury, the team found out that star running back Adrian Peterson suffered a devastating knee injury. An MRI revealed that Peterson tore his ACL and sources have told ESPN's Josina Anderson that Peterson also tore his MCL.

Peterson was hurt during the team's 33-26 win over the Washington Redskins. He suffered the injury when he was tackled by Redskins safety DeJon Gomes after Peterson had a three-yard run on the team's first offensive play of the second half.

The injury will likely sideline Peterson for at least nine months and a return to the field by mid-season would be the Vikings best-case scenario.

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NFL Week 15 Preview: Saints (10-3) @ Vikings (2-11)

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- The New Orleans Saints (10-3) will bring the NFL’s number one rated offense to Minneapolis this Sunday to take on the Minnesota Vikings (2-11).

The Saints come into the contest on a five-game winning streak, already having clinched a berth in the NFC playoffs.

“Yeah, we clinched a playoff spot, but that’s nowhere near our ultimate goal,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. “We got plenty of dominoes to knock over as we go along here and the next one is being a division winner.”

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Eastern.

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Brett Favre Not Playing for Bears -- Or Any Team -- This Season

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Number four won't be suiting up this season, no matter how many starting quarterbacks go down. Despite speculation, quarterback Brett Favre will not come out of retirement this season under any circumstances.

There were reports that Favre would be interested in playing for the Bears, who would replace injured quarterback Jay Cutler. Favre apparently had said that if the Bears called him, he would listen. That call won't be coming. Despite the reports, Favre is enjoying retirement.

"Inspite of reports about playing with various teams, I'm enjoying retirement with my family and have no plans to play football," Favre said in a statement Tuesday night.

Speculation began over Favre's possible return to the field since the Bears have gone 0-2 without Cutler. Since Favre won't be coming to the Windy City, Caleb Hanie will remain the team's starting quarterback. Hanie has completed fewer than 50 percent of his passes, and has a quarterback rating of just 40.8.

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Minnesota Vikings Release Donovan McNabb

NFL(EDEN PRAIRE, Minn.) -- The Minnesota Vikings have waived quarterback Donovan McNabb at his request Thursday.

The six-time pro bowler came over this past summer in a trade with the Washington Redskins and immediately was installed as the starting quarterback. After leading the Vikings to a 1-5 record, McNabb was benched in favor of rookie quarterback Christian Ponder.

“I just thought the best move for me at this particular point was to move on, and clear my thoughts, and clear my head and see what’s next,” Mcnabb told ESPN.

McNabb spent his first 11 years in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, leading them to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX.

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Vikings' Adrian Peterson Ruled Out For Sunday

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.) -- If the Minnesota Vikings want to have a shot at beating the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, they'll have to do it without their best offensive weapon.

The team announced that running back Adrian Peterson will miss the team's game due to a high ankle sprain. There was hope that Peterson would be able to give it a go, but he couldn't practice all week after suffering the injury against the Oakland Raiders this past Sunday.

This a big blow to the Vikings offense. Peterson is seventh in the NFL with 872 rushing yards, and leads the NFL with 11 rushing touchdowns. This will be just the fourth game that Peterson will miss in his 5-year NFL career.

Replacing Peterson will be second-year running back Toby Gerhart.

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Packers Dominate Vikings 45-7 on 'Monday Night Football'

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- The Green Bay Packers' pursuit of perfection continues after their 45-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. By handlily defeating their NFC North division rival Monday night, the team is now 9-0 -- and is the only undefeated team in the NFL.

It was just another normal game for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers: he completed 23 of 30 passes for 250 yards, while also throwing for 4 touchdowns. Rookie wide receiver Randall Cobb also added an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown to add insult to injury to a Vikings team that is now 2-7.

"I'm excited about being 9-0. You know we're first place in our division and our goal every year is to win the division, to get a home playoff game here," Rodgers said. "As we saw it last year, we peaked at the right time so it doesn't matter how we're playing right now. We're excited about being undefeated, but it's a long time till December and the playoffs, we need to be peaking then."

After another dominating performance, Rodgers now leads the NFL in passer rating, completion percentage, and touchdowns.

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NFL Week 10 Preview: Minnesota (2-6) @ Green Bay (8-0)

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- All eyes will be on Lambeau Field Monday night when the undefeated Green Bay Packers (8-0) take on their NFC North rivals, The Minnesota Vikings (2-6) in the second meeting between these two clubs this season. Back in Week Seven, Green Bay beat Minnesota, 33-27.

"I don’t care what the records are,” Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “It’s a tough opponent. It’s a team you want really want to beat. We know the fans really care about this game. We know the importance to winning a division game. So, it’s an important game for us.”

The Packers come into the showdown with their passing offense ranked third overall, while the Vikings defense is ranked 30th overall against the pass.

Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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