VIDEO: Toby Gerhart 67-Yard Run Sets Up Vikings Touchdown

On the Minnesota Vikings’ first possession after losing running back Adrian Peterson to a nasty leg injury, Toby Gerhart did his best to temporarily put fans at ease. Gerhart broke off a 67-yard run, bolting from the Vikings’ 25-yard line all the way down to Washington’s eight-yard line. That set up a Minnesota touchdown two plays later.

Quarterback Joe Webb picked up the nine-yard touchdown two plays after Gerhart’s run. That gave the Vikings a 17-13 lead, a lead which evaporated on Washington’s next possession.

With Adrian Peterson hurt, Gerhart takes over at the Vikings’ primary running back.

It’s been a particularly rough third quarter for Minnesota. After losing Adrian Peterson, they lost quarterback Christian Ponder on the very next play. The rookie quarterback suffered a concussion when he was sacked by Adam Carriker and London Fletcher.

For more on the Vikings, check out Daily Norseman. Stay on top of all the action from Week 16 in the NFL in this story stream from SB Nation.

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