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— The Vikings players are each preparing for Sunday's frigid playoff game a little differently, including one daydreaming about South Beach.

— Running back Adrian Peterson has a sense of urgency and a word of warning to Vikings youngsters who might take the playoffs for granted.

— With Peterson and nose tackle Linval Joseph expected to play against the Seahawks, backup nose tackle Kenrick Ellis is the only injury concern.

— However you want to describe him, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will be quite the challenge for the Vikings defense on Sunday.

— Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn will have a tough matchup on Sunday.


— The Seahawks believe they are built to handle cold weather, too.

— Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is dealing with a painful toe injury. But Bennett says there is no way he is missing Sunday's game.

— Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin says he hopes to rattle his buddy, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, like he did back in December.


At 11 a.m., the Vikings will get in their final practice before playing the Seahawks. Coach Mike Zimmer will speak with reporters afterward.


Peterson rushed for just 18 yards on eight carries the last time these two teams met, but he was actually fortunate to get that many. According to ESPN Stats and Information, 17 of his 18 yards came after first contact, so the Seahawks spent plenty of time in the backfield. The Vikings have to change that this time because they can’t afford to fall behind and put the entire game on Bridgewater’s shoulders. Not against that defense.

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