Found September 10, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
From Adrian Peterson, Trent Richardson and Stephen Hill to Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson, we thought we knew what was going to happen during Week 1 of the NFL season. The first Sunday of the NFL season has finally come and gone. While many of us believed we knew what was going to happen, the results were normal for the first week, completely off from what we thought. We thought: Adrian Peterson might not be ready to play Silly us, Peterson told us to take him in Fantasy Football and now we know why. He rushed 17 times for 84 yards, scoring twice as the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL’s first regular season overtime game using the new rules. In less than eight months recovery Peterson has shown he is ready to once again, run over whoever stands in his way. We thought: Trent Richardson would make a difference in Cleveland Trent Richardson wants to be the greatest runner of all-time, but before he is announced that, he must average more than a dismal 2.1 yards per carry. He carried 19 times for only 39 yards against a stout Eagles defense. Brandon Weeden and his inability to throw the ball (12-35, 118 yards, 1 TD, 4 INTS) or create any type of offensive rhythm didn’t help Richardson’s chances.

Vikings expect Adrian Peterson to play, but will limit his carries

The Vikings and the Jaguars have two of the best running backs in the NFL, Adrian Peterson and Maurice Jones-Drew. However, when those two teams meet in Minnesota this week, neither of those two aforementioned backs figure to have much of an impact. Maurice Jones-Drew will be limited to 3rd down work about a week after returning from his 38 day holdout, while Adrian Peterson is about...

Browns expect Trent Richardson to start, but may limit his carries

Trent Richardson had 2 knee surgeries this offseason, including one just about a month ago, but he’s still expected to start this week against the Eagles. However, the Browns may limit his carries after he was limited in practice all week. Montario Hardesty will be the beneficiary of Richardson ceding any carries on early downs, while 3rd down specialist Brandon Jackson will continue...

Russell Wilson Cools Off Following Impressive Preseason

Seahawks rookie QB Russell Wilson wasn't exactly impressive in Week 1, completing 18-of-34 for 153 yards and a touchdown.Fantasy Spin:Wilson ran for 20 yards on eight carries but he also lost a fumble and threw a pick. Don't anoint the rookie a QB1 just yet.

Fantasy Football : Week 1 Surprise Performances

What a great opening week in the NFL;  there were so many great performances that were expected and some that were not expected.  Here are three of the performances that amazed or failed to amaze in Week 1.Adrian Peterson - Minnesota VikingsThis guy made me eat my words and choke on them.  I refused to consider Peterson in the top 10 RBs, or even the top 20 RBs to start this week...

Game Thread: Jaguars vs. Vikings Expectations Fest

Dammit, it happened. I was going to try and act all cool about the Minnesota Vikings first game of the season and pretend I didn't care THAT much because ... Jesus ... Look at this team? But then I heard Adrian Peterson is likely going to get SOME carries, remembered how horrible of a day it was for college football in Big Ten country (overall, I mean, if you're a...

Bills Embarrassed in Opener at Jets

Jets rookie WR Stephen Hill had a big debut Sunday as he recorded two touchdown receptions. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) It’s wasn’t the season opener the Bills were hoping for. That’s about all that can be said about the Buffalo Bills 48-28 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon. In a game that was ugly from the get-go, the Bills could never get going and trailed by as...

Week 1: Cardinals 21, Seahawks 16

Well, that wasn't quite what we expected. Russell Wilson's first half left much to be desired, though he did bounce back and have a nice second half -- and incredible field position thanks to the kick return prowess of Leon Washington. But where was the red zone offense? Where were the conversion opportunities? And where was the pass defense? These are questions that need...

Vikings 26, Jaguars 23

MINNEAPOLIS -- Welcome back, Mr. Peterson. There were a lot of positives for the Minnesota Vikings to take out of their 26-23 come-from-behind overtime victory over Jacksonville on opening day in the Metrodome. Receiver Percy Harvin is as potent as ever. Quarterback Christian Ponder rebounded from a horrid start for a relatively efficient finish. Rookie kicker Blair Walsh proved...
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