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Adrian Peterson has a chance to be one of the best running backs in NFL history. (Un)Fortunately for Chicago Bears fans, Peterson’s rise to greatness has been at the expense of their favorite team. Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings make their annual pilgrimage for a week 2 match-up that could put the Vikings nearly out of playoff contention.
In 10 meetings against Chicago, A.P. has averaged 108.5 rushing yards per game and has 14 touchdowns. That is nothing short of awesome. Most fans remember his 224 yard effort against the Bears back in 2007. The Vikings won the game because of Peterson and his 3 touchdowns, but that game was also a glimpse into what fans could expect when “All Day” comes to town.
Adrian Peterson has gone over 200 yards rushing four times, with the last two being in 2012. His highest rushing total was 296 against the San Diego Chargers in 2007, less than a month after he torched the Bears. That total ranks as the most rushing yards in a game in league history.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson ran for over 100 yards in three of his first four NFL games before going to Chicago to face the Bears back in his rookie season.
Peterson became the Adrian Peterson everyone knows now on that day. The game was his true coming-out-party in the NFL with 20 carries for 224 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-31 win at Chicago. Back then, he even...
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been averaging 106 yards per game over the past six meeting with the Bears at Solider Field.
Peterson told 1500 ESPN that it’s very easy for him to gain 100 in a single game.
“Every time I don’t get 100 [yards], I think ‘wow,’” Peterson said. “Because it’s so easy to get 100.”
Peterson only had 93 yards rushing during...
It is hard to argue against Adrian Peterson as the best running back in the entire NFL. After all, coming off of knee surgery, he put together a 2,000 yard season, in a day and age where running the ball…Read more →
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By GENE CHAMBERLAIN Associated Press The Chicago Bears find themselves worrying about improving their pass rush at a time when there could be a somewhat more pressing issue facing them: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
A week after they recorded only one sack and one hit on Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton, the Bears' defensive linemen...
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says don’t just blame quarterback Christian Ponder, who had four turnovers, for the team’s 34-24 season-opening loss at Detroit. “On Sunday, it was not all about
Adrian Peterson is looking to bounce back this week against the Chicago Bears. But the Minnesota Vikings are just 1-5 at Soldier Field.
Peterson opened the game last week against Detroit with a 78-yard touchdown run, but finished the
There were some great plays by cornerback Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings on defense and the offense managed to keep QB Jay Cutler off his back. But how does a team like the Chicago Bears come out with a new offense and a struggling defense hold RB Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings at bay?The Bears and the Vikings have had a long standing rivalry. But the signature moment...
Detroit Lions 34- Minnesota Vikings 24In one of the more underrated games in Week 1 of NFL Sunday action, the Detroit Lions thoroughouly outplayed the visiting Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. The Lions featured a new offensive attack behind newcomer Reggie Bush and the Vikings donned new uniforms. Here's five things we learned from both squads from the contest: 1. Adrian...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --The Minnesota Vikings are trying to avoid an 0-2 start to the season, faced with the difficulty of playing the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
Minnesota knows all about the tough nature of winning in Chicago. All of the trends are against the Vikings heading into Sunday. Minnesota will be trying to solve its Soldier Field woes.
"Honestly, if anyone can...
Minnesota Vikings (0-1) at Chicago Bears (1-0)
The Vikings were one of the teams I predicted a big win change for. Part of the reason for this is the Vikings went from 3 wins to 10 last season. Ordinarily, we can expect teams that have big win changes to have an opposite change of about half the following season, so a 7 win increase is, on average, followed by a 3.5 win increase...