'Bread-and-butter' play for Peterson sets stage

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 10, 2012 - 12:53 AM

Adrian Peterson began the game with a 51-yard run, giving the Vikings momentum and him a boost in his quest for the rushing title.

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partskcojDec. 9, 1211:34 PM

Great game AP. AP is proly one of the best NFL running backs of all time. No other RB has been able to do what AP has done running against 8/9/10 man lines. Not even Jim Brown who was bigger than the defensive linemen. Big Jim did have a tendancy to run out of bounds unlike AP. Brown also had a Hall Of Fame QB while AP got the poser Ponder. Enjoy AP cuz RBs don't last forever!

melabill2Dec. 10, 12 8:51 AM

\It was a pleasure to watch AP run. Such a talented athlete.

jastkeDec. 10, 12 9:10 AM

If the Vikes had Harvin and at least one other good wide receiver it would make both Ponder and Peterson better. Scary to think of Peterson being even better, eh?

a192837zDec. 10, 1210:30 AM

Time to seriously 'ponder' a QB change.

hilgenbergDec. 10, 12 1:01 PM

I like Ponder as a person, not as a QB. I know the fans will really be disappointed if next season we come back with the same three QBs, and I suspect the players will.

williedoggDec. 10, 12 1:31 PM

Once we have Bowe, Harvin, and AP, not only will Ponder be better-but Rudolph will become more of a factor. People don't realize that when you can match up on receivers man to man, you can stack the box everytime. The majority of first and second downs, the vikes have a 1 reciever sets....you can put 9 or 10 in the box when you're one reciever is one of OUR receivers....the the open passes and receivers running free will NOT occur until next year, when DeWayn Bowe and Percy are splitting out. Christian will be fine. Relax...7-6 people. The Vikes will also win at least 2 out of the last 3....9-7 would be a great year. CHILL

wisstinks4Dec. 10, 12 2:48 PM

Purple Jesus is coming to a linebacker near you. You better get out of the way as he rushes towards the 2150 mark. He just needs a few more disciples to help him do his work. Vikings help Jesus reach his goal and make history.

siouxchampDec. 10, 12 3:04 PM

Look at how the Vikings staff is using Ponder. They simply don't even trust the guy to throw. Frazier, Speilman all know he's gone next year. Frazier can't say it yet, cause I"m sure they have to wait till the offseason, then make their moves. Frazier will be here next year, Ponder will not. Write this down folks. Ponder is just another Colt McCoy, Clausen, or Leinart.

atlantatwinsDec. 10, 12 4:21 PM

AP is having more yards per carry than Ponder is having per pass. This is pathetic

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