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Greg Jennings, now of the Minnesota Vikings, became one of the latest in a long line of Packers defectors who crossed the Mississippi to join their former rivals in the Twin Cities. Ryan Longwell, Darren Sharper, Desmond Bishop, and even Brett Favre donned the purple, but none of them were as vocal about the change as Jennings has become.
In an interview for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, when asked about his time with the Packers, Jennings refused to call quarterback Aaron Rodgers by name and instead referred to him as “12”, and also implied that all of the praise Rodgers has been deservedly receiving for the past five years has gone to Rodgers’ head, saying “For me, I’m such a team person, I’m going to defer to my teammates.... Read more
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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson went 78-yards for the TD against the Lions on his first touch of the 2013 NFL season. If this is any indication of his upcoming season the NFL all-time rushing record should be all his. Simply amazing.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Greg Jennings was working late after Minnesota Vikings practice this week, helping teammates prepare for Sunday's regular-season opener at Detroit.
For at least 20 minutes, Jennings stayed on the field but quarterback Christian Ponder and the other receivers were nowhere to be seen. Jennings had the ear of rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes, working on different...
NFL head coaches, Jim Schwartz and Leslie Frazier among them, are reluctant to overemphasize the first contest of a new season. But in the case of the Detroit Lions’ and Minnesota Vikings’ game it is virtually impossible not to do so.
The Vikings place tremendous reliance upon running back Adrian Peterson. As A.P. goes, so go the Vikings. It is important for Minnesota...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- He might have not carried the ball again in the preseason, but there will be no limitations on MVP running back Adrian Peterson when the season opens on Sunday with the Minnesota Vikings traveling to Detroit.
The Peterson story is quite different from last year, when Peterson was held out of the preseason while making his way back from reconstructive knee...
Adrian Peterson started the 2013 season in MVP style.
The Minnesota star went 78 yards for a touchdown on the Vikings' first offensive play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, giving his team a 7-0 lead. Minnesota got the ball on its 22 after the Lions flubbed a field goal attempt. Peterson took a handoff, found an opening up the middle, cut to the right to avoid a tackler and...
Minnestoa Vikings All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson, just took the first play from scrimmage 78 yards to the house for a TD! First. Play. Of. The. Season.
Check it out after the jump.
H/T To @Bleacherreport for the GIF
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- For about 17 minutes of Sunday's game, the Minnesota Vikings were boosted by the reigning MVP, running back Adrian Peterson, and the Detroit Lions were the mistake-filled team they've become known for.But mistakes ultimately doomed Minnesota and the newest player on Detroit, running back Reggie Bush, changed the Lions' fate. The Vikings had four...
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown on his first carry of the day Sunday against the Lions and added two more touchdowns later in the game.Fantasy Spin:Detroit held Peterson to just 15 yards on his next 17 carries, but the superstar scored a short touchdown and added a receiving score to finish with three touchdowns.
Adrian Peterson took his first handoff of the 2013 season, cut to the right and outran the Detroit secondary for a 78-yard touchdown.
That was pretty much the highlight for the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson's three-touchdown day wasn't enough to offset a slew of careless mistakes on both sides of the ball.
Peterson ended up with only 93 yards rushing, and the Vikings turned...
Adrian Peterson has one carry this season. Adrian Peterson has one touchdown.
AP broke off this 78-yard run on his first carry of the 2013 season, torching the Lions D to put the Vikings up by seven.
[GIF via FTW]
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Discipline and the lack there of has been a HUGE issue during Suh’s NFL career and that same problem continued Sunday against the Vikings. After Christian Ponder threw a pick six, Suh went low on Minnesota’s John Sullivan which resulted in a personal foul penalty and the touchdown negated. And in typical Lions fashion Matthew […]
Adrian Peterson started with a 78-yard touchdown on the Vikings’ first play, then was bottled up. What happened? Frazier had one explanation, but Reggie Bush won the running back battle. Plus, get a dozen-and-a-half notes that help tell the tale of the game.