Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 12/19/11

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs for a 19-yard touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Chris Graythen/Getty Images

For the second week in a row, an opposing player has publicly called out the Saints for their … ahem … physical style of play.

Per the Associated Press, Vikings runningback Adrian Peterson feels the Saints were purposely attempting to re-injure his left ankle, which caused him to miss the last three games, during Minnesota’s 42-20 loss on Sunday.

Even though Peterson anticipated his ankle being a target for the opposition, he says it “kind of got overboard” after cornerback Jabari Greer twisted the ankle in a pile up, leading to a brief confrontation between the two.

Luckily, AP escaped the contest without further injury, but this has become somewhat of a disturbing trend for the Saints.

Last week, the Titans accused them of blowing a whistle from the bench area late in the game, causing confusion on the field. Tennessee receiver Nate Washington also ripped Saints safety Roman Harper for being a “dirty player.”

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