Even without seeing Peterson's first carries of the season, there are still plenty of players to pay attention to this week. The team looks to improve its run defense from last week and have a more complete showing on offense. It would be nice to see them find the end zone.
I did not include any of the known starters who sat last week because I felt that was obvious. Those guys are always worth watching because they are so skilled. However, here are seven other players that should command your attention when the Vikings take the field.