Minnesota Vikings – PlayerWatch 20 Sep 11

SS Tyrell Johnson will continue to rotate with SS Jamarca Sanford because neither player has taken a firm grasp on the position. Sanford has started the first two games at strong safety, but Johnson was on the field for the Bucs’ game-winning drive. He could have saved the win, but dropped what should have been an interception at the goal line with 1:56 left.

DT Kevin Williams returned Monday from his two-game StarCaps suspension and said his left foot “feels good” and he will not miss a game.

TE Visanthe Shiancoe summed up the theme in the locker room Monday when he said, “The Vikings beat the Vikings” not once, not twice, but three times.

SS Jamarca Sanford has started the first two games at strong safety, but continues to rotate with Tyrell Johnson because neither player has taken a firm grasp on the position. Although he’s not the starter, Johnson was on the field for the Bucs’ game-winning drive. He could have saved the win, but dropped what should have been an interception at the goal line with 1:56 left.

RB Adrian Peterson had two rushing touchdowns, giving him a team-record 54 in his five seasons. With his first touchdown, he moved past Chuck Foreman and Bill Brown. Peterson also reached 6,000 yards in his 63rd game, the fastest in team history. Only Robert Smith (6,818) has more rushing yards.

WR Percy Harvin hasn’t done much since opening the season with a 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. His longest play in nine receptions and six rushes is a 19-yard catch. He’s had only one other kickoff return, a 2-yarder that he muffed.

MLB E.J. Henderson played against the Bucs despite missing two days of practice and being listed as questionable because of a swollen left knee. He has six tackles, including one for a loss. Henderson sometimes experiences swelling and soreness in the knee area where a metal rod was inserted during surgery to repair a broken femur in 2009. It usually takes a couple of days of rest before he’s ready to return.