Posted January 02, 2013 on gnb.scout.com
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Adrian Peterson is in the defense's head, with that unit focusing too much on the Vikings' prized running back and too little on playing assignments and fundamentals. The Packers have owned Peterson on 48 of his carries in the two games. It's the other seven carries that have been crushing.
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