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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Peterson hits stride at wrong time for Bears

Vikings running back could present big problems for struggling defenseThe Vikings rediscovered the game-changing potential of running back Adrian Peterson on Sunday against the Cardinals to earn their first victory.

Peterson scores three touchdowns in Vikings first win of the season

Adrian Peterson played a big role in Minnesota's surprising 34-10 win over Arizona. He had three touchdowns and 80 yards in just the first quarter, and finished with 122 yards. Until now, Peterson's offense had been for naught as the Vikings struggled their way to an 0-4 record. Against the Cardinals, the Vikings were able to avoid the second half collapse that occurred...

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced on Wednesday. Peterson had 29 carries for 122 yards and three first-quarter touchdowns in the Vikings' 34-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Peterson became just the third player in league history to score three rushing touchdowns in the first...

Maybe Bill Musgrave Wasn’t The Worst Hire

We’ve bashed Bill Musgrave intensely on TVA. Everything from not pushing the ball downfield to suspect play calling to poor pass protection to relying too heavily on Adrian Peterson to not relying on our All … [visit site to read more]Maybe Bill Musgrave Wasn’t The Worst Hire - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Four Downs: Keys to beating the Vikings (10/16/11)

Adrian Peterson has always given the Bears troubles, but he may be even more dangerous against the Bears' struggling run defense this year. A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Minnesota Vikings. 1. Focus on containing the run In football, they say that players don’t age gradually over time, rather it happens in an instant. Might that be what is happening with the...

Peterson, Painter surprise in Week 5

Unlikely leaders There were two unlikely headlines heading into halftime of the early games Sunday: Adrian Peterson and Curtis Painter. How could a performance by Peterson, probably the most dominant running back in the NFL, be unlikely? It was the way he did it. He was single-handedly the Vikings' offense for the first quarter, and for much of the first half. Not only did he...

Vikings stick with what works: running

The Vikings know what works on offense and that’s running Adrian Peterson. He ran a season-high 29 times for a season-high 122 yards, but the Vikings have a run-first philosophy this year, as the stats show. We dig into that and provide more than 20 game notes.

Peterson delivers on promise to be more vocal

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. (AP) - Adrian Peterson has largely let his play do the talking for him during his first four seasons in the league.With his Minnesota Vikings off to an 0-4 start, something had to change. Peterson promised to be a more vocal leader in an effort to get ...

Minnesota Vikings Finally Hold On and Breakthrough with a W

The Minnesota Vikings finally held on during the second half of Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals to secure the victory. They still lost the second half by a score of seven to six, but the club finally took my advice and rode Adrian Peterson to the promised land. He carried the ball twenty-nine times for one hundred twenty-two yards. His success didn’t come in garbage...


The Vikings finally got a much-needed win today over the Arizona Cardinals, 34-10 at the Metrodome.They rolled up 28 points in the first quarter, as Adrian Peterson scored three TDs, and Donovan McNabb ran for another. Arizona coughed up the ball, and Kevin Kolb was also intercepted, and the Vikes cashed both in. They are now 1-4 on the season.It was 28-3 at the half. Was I nervous...

Peterson, Willis, Crosby earn NFC weekly awards

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, and Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby have been named the NFC's top players for Week 5 of the NFL season.
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