Jaguars Vs. Vikings: Game Time, TV Schedule, Odds And More

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 1: Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars leaves the field following the game against the Indianapolis Colts at EverBank Field on January 1, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jaguars defeated the Colts 19-13. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars will try to ease their star running backs into the fold again in Week 1 on Sunday.

Two rebuilding teams in the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars will work toward getting their star running backs up to speed in Week 1 on Sunday.

Minnesota's Adrian Peterson, who went down near the end of the regular season in 2011 with a torn ACL, has been rehabbing for Sunday's opening game the entire offseason. Still, the Vikings, coming off a forgettable 3-13 campaign with inexperienced quarterback Christian Ponder taking a majority of the snaps, will wait until Sunday to make the final call on Peterson's availability.

Meanwhile in Jacksonville, Maurice Jones-Drew, the NFL's rushing leader of 2011, unsuccessfully ended his 38-day holdout for a new contract on Sunday and Jaguars new head coach Mike Mularkey has indicated that Jones-Drew will begin the 2012 season as a backup to starter Rashad Jennings.

Jacksonville, 5-11 in 2011, enters the second season with quarterback Blaine Gabbert under center, after he played in 15 games a year ago.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, Minn., and the contest will air on CBS. Currently, oddsmakers have the Vikings favored by 4.5.

For more on the Jaguars, head over to Big Cat Country, and for all things Vikings, check out Daily Norseman.

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