The team is considering a name change under pressure from sponsors.
Peterson said the ovation almost made him cry.
Minnesota is a 16.5-point favorite.
On Thursday night, these two paths will cross as both quarterbacks will face their former employers for the first time.
Thielen could return to play at Kansas City on Nov. 3.
Thielen injured his hamstring against Detroit.
Retirement isn't in Peterson's plans just yet, though.
It's pure madness. Prepare your brain for pain.
It's a giant mess with just two weeks to go.
Minnesota can really do some damage in the playoff race with a win Monday night.
It's possible that Minnesota and Washington meet in the postseason.
Peterson has signed with the Redskins, per multiple reports.