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MVP candidate Adrian Peterson in Vikings' doghouse

Adrian Peterson arrived late to Soldier Field prior to the Vikings 28-10 loss to the Bears. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who is having an MVP-caliber season, now finds himself in coach Leslie Frazier's doghouse after arriving late to Soldier Field on Sunday

Peterson left the Vikings hotel in a cab at 10 a.m., after missing the team bus. Players were supposed to be at the stadium by 10 a.m. He arrived at 10:23 a.m., just over an hour and a half before kickoff. Peterson’s reason for arriving late is unknown.

Coach Leslie Frazier said "there is something that Adrian and I need to talk about regarding getting to the stadium."
Peterson made matters worse by fumbling away his third carry of the game and setting up the Bears' first touchdown. The All-Pro continued to struggle early, rushing for just 32 yards in the first half. He eventually added to his league-leading rushing total with 108 yards on the day.