Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/23/13

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
It doesn’t get much worse than losing to a team that has all but given up a season just three weeks in. The Vikings had that unpleasant distinction on Sunday, when they dropped a 31-27 decision to the Cleveland Browns at home in Minneapolis to fall to 0-3 on the year. Cleveland had appeared to enter full-on tank mode last week when it traded away Trent Richardson, the team’s top draft pick just a year ago, but a running back by committee strategy was enough to get in done against the struggling Vikes. Six players rushed the ball for the Browns — none carrying more than eight times — including former Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer, who threw three interceptions but also connected on three touchdowns in his first career NFL start. The Browns also held Adrian Peterson to just 88 yards on the ground, his lowest total since Week 16 of last season, and the running back’s young daughter was one of many frustrated Minnesota fans after the game. Check out her take on the outcome in the tweet below. So my daughter is laying here under me and just out the blue she says... I can't believe you lost to the Browns Daddy! Smh— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) September 23, 2013     Filed under: Headlines, NFL, Zack Cox

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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