Only Colts, Rams in running for top draft pick | NFL Notebook
Indianapolis and St. Louis are the last teams standing for the NFL draft's top pick next April. Minnesota (3-12) eliminated itself Saturday...
Indianapolis and St. Louis are the last teams standing for the NFL draft's top pick next April.
Minnesota (3-12) eliminated itself Saturday by beating Washington. Because their schedule was stronger than the Colts' or Rams', the Vikings can't select first even if all three finish 3-13.
The Colts (2-13) remain the front-runners and if they lose at Jacksonville next Sunday, they have the chance to choose Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, considered the top prospect in the draft. The Rams (2-13) would get the No. 1 spot if Indy wins and they lose at home to San Francisco.
St. Louis selected quarterback Sam Bradford No. 1 in 2010, so if the Rams earn the top pick again, they should get lots of offers for Luck.
suffers torn ACL
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson could be sidelined for nine months after tearing a ligament in his left knee in the Vikings' 33-26 win at Washington.
An MRI showed the anterior cruciate ligament tear after the team returned to Minnesota.
Peterson said he was in severe pain and knew "it was something bad" the moment he was hit by safety DeJon Gomes on a 3-yard run.
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