Frazier: AP missing team bus was 'big deal'

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EDEN PRAIRIE -- A somber Leslie Frazier met the media Monday to talk about the Vikings 28-10 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field Sunday.

He didn't reveal when Percy Harvin might be back from his ankle sprain, but he did say tight end Kyle Rudolph and safety Harrison Smith have to clear concussion tests if they expect to suit up against Green Bay Sunday.

He also said running back Adrian Peterson suffered a shoulder strain, but should be able to play at Lambeau Field.

On other topics:

On Adrian Peterson missing the team bus to Soldier Field:
“We talked, and it’s not been something that’s come up in the past. Anytime one of your leaders is not where he’s supposed to be, it’s not good.It’s a big deal. Hopefully it’ll never happen again.”

On the Vikings dropped passes:
"The number of dropped passes we had yesterday is unacceptable in this league ... we have a lot of work to do."

On Jerome Simpson’s three dropped passes:
“I know he can catch the football. The drops really affected us.”

On Christian Ponder’s play:
“I thought he did some good things at times. He had some moments. Yesterday, we were inconsistent -- and it hurt us at times.”

On Chicago’s success on third downs:
“We got in too many third and shorts. We didn’t win our share of them yesterday.”

On how to beat Green Bay Sunday:
“You can’t turn the ball over, and you have to capitalize on red zone opportunities. This week … we have to do something different and better.”

On Green Bay in general:
“This is a very good opponent.”

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