Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will make his preseason debut this week against the 49ers.
It sounds like the Vikings are happy to have Peterson playing this after their offense was embarrased by the Bills last week.
“Without Adrian Peterson in our scheme, it impacts our offense tremendously because he’s the focal point,” Frazier said, via the Star Tribune. “Yeah, it definitely makes a difference. That will be obvious when we open up the season. It’s obvious if you look at us from a season ago and it showed on Friday night [in a 20-16 loss at Buffalo].
“We didn’t come into that ballgame saying we wanted to show Buffalo or anyone that we could be a dominant run team. We wanted to be able to do some things in the passing game. You saw us go up-tempo in what we call our red-ball offense. We were working on some things that we wanted to take a look at, and we’ll do more of that this week as well. Our identity has not changed.”