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Adrian Peterson says he's playing against Green Bay despite sore groin

  • Seattle Seahawks' Red Bryant (79) pursues Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson who is tackled on a carry in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Seattle Seahawks' Red Bryant (79) pursues Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson who is tackled on a carry in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) hands off to Adrian Peterson in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) hands off to Adrian Peterson in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)  (The Associated Press)

Adrian Peterson says he plans on playing against Green Bay on Sunday despite a sore groin that has taken away some of his explosiveness.

Peterson spoke before practice on Thursday. He is taking it easy during the week to rest up and prepare for a game against the Minnesota Vikings' biggest rivals. The reigning NFL MVP says he has not considered taking a week or two off to heal up now that the Vikings are 2-8 and at the bottom of the NFC North.

Peterson says he still believes they have a chance. The Vikings haven't been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yet. Peterson says his teammates are still competing, and he isn't ready to give up on the season just yet.