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Peterson questionable; Ponder not cleared; Ellison fined for OT facemask

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The Vikings have released their final injury report for Sunday's game in Baltimore, and the big name that will concern Vikings supporters is Adrian Peterson, who was limited in practice Friday.

Peterson is listed as questionable but is expected to play, though he did not practice Wednesday or Thursday.

Two other Vikings are also questionable, reserve linebacker Larry Dean (knee), and safety Jamarca Sanford (ankle), though he practiced in full Friday.

Meanwhile, Christian Ponder has still not been cleared to practice after suffering a concussion Sunday against Chicago, as he has not passed the NFL's concussion protocol. Ponder watched practice from the sideline without a helmet on, and Matt Cassel will start under center for the Purple with Josh Freeman serving as his back up.

In one final Vikings note, Rhett Ellison was fined $7,875 for the facemask penalty that wiped out Blair Walsh's would've-been game-winning 39-yard field goal against the Bears.

Once those points were off the board and the penalty was marched off, kicker Blair Walsh was forced into attempting a 57-yarder for the win, which he missed. Walsh would atone for the miss by winning the game for Minnesota on a 34-yard field goal later in overtime.

For the Ravens, tight end Dennis Pitta, who hasn't played all year as he recovers from offseason hip surgery, has a "reasonable chance" to play Sunday according to head coach John Harbaugh.

Linebacker Elvis Dumervil once again did not practice today after missing Wednesday and Thursday as well. He suffered an ankle injury last week against Pittsburgh, and Harbaugh said earlier in the week the team felt like he would play, but now "if he goes out there and feels like he can go, he'll go."

The Ravens are 6.5-point favorites Sunday.

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