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Robert Griffin III
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Vikings kept pace in the NFC North with Sunday's 21-14 win against the Arizona Cardinals and did so the old-fashioned way, with a strong running game and stout defense.
Minnesota (5-2) continued its early-season momentum thanks to an all-around defensive effort Sunday and 153 yards rushing by Adrian Peterson, holding on after developing an early lead.
Sunday's victory wasn't always pretty, but the Vikings again did enough to come away with a win. Here's how Minnesota stacked up against Arizona (4-3):
Pass offense: F
If the Vikings had more of a threat in the passing game, they might not have needed to sweat out a final onside kick by the Cardinals and a first-down run by Peterson at the end to run out the clock. Quarterback Christian Ponder threw two interceptions for the third straight game, another one leading directly to a touchdown. After being the final quarterback in the NFL to throw an interception this season, Ponder has given t...
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The Minnesota Vikings have been one of the biggest surprise teams in the NFL this season. An even bigger surprise has been the play of RB Adrian Peterson. Peterson suffered a devastating knee injury last season and wasn’t expected to be ready for the start of this season. Not only was he ready to play, but he has amazed the NFL world with the level at which he’s been able to...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected
to play against the Arizona Cardinals today despite a lingering ankle injury,
reports Stephania Bell of ESPN.
After not practicing
Wednesday or Thursday, Peterson went through a full practice Friday in advance
of Sunday's game.
Peterson didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday for the
Running back Adrian Peterson rescued the Vikings Sunday in a win over Arizona by collecting 153 yards rushing on 23 carries.Fantasy Spin:It was Peterson's first 100-yard game since September 30th and the touchdown he scored was his first since September 9th's season opener against Jacksonville. He's only seven yards behind Houston's Arian Foster for the league-lead...
As Adrian Peterson continued to show progress in his return from ACL surgery, his assault on the Vikings’ rushing records continues.
Adrian Peterson and a dominant Minnesota defense put the Vikings back on track, even if Christian Ponder and the passing game fell further out of sync.
Peterson ran 23 times for 153 yards and a first-quarter touchdown and the Vikings survived an ugly second half to hang on and beat Arizona 21-14 Sunday to hand the Cardinals their third straight loss.
Percy Harvin caught Ponder...
MINNEAPOLIS It can be easy to forget, after the Minnesota Vikings' messy 21-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals brought them to 5-2 and in the thick of the NFC North hunt, that less than 10 months ago came one of the low points in the history of a franchise used to disappointment.
It was Christmas Eve when Adrian Peterson, the finest running back of his generation, writhed...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Leslie Frazier has held firm to his feelings of how to win in the NFL since taking over as the Minnesota Vikings head coach almost two years ago. Frazier, in many ways from the old-school line of thinking, wants to establish a strong running game and play sound defense. He's witness the trends and heard about the opinions that the NFL is now a passing league...
The Minnesota Viking announced yesterday that running back
Adrian Peterson, offensive lineman Matt Kalil and defensive end Jared Allen all
would have been sidelined due to injury if the team had practiced yesterday,
reports Joseph Alper of ProFootballTalk.com.
The Vikings estimated that
running back Adrian Peterson, tackle Matt Kalil and
defensive end Jared Allen all...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson ran for 153 yards and a first-quarter touchdown, and the Minnesota Vikings survived an ugly second half to hang on and beat Arizona 21-14 Sunday to hand the Cardinals their third straight loss.
Percy Harvin caught Ponder's only touchdown pass, but Ponder threw an interception that led to a second-quarter touchdown run by LaRod Stephens-Howling...
The Vikings are a top-10 team once again, but just barely after they struggled to pass the ball. Still, Adrian Peterson and a good defense keep impressing.
The Minnesota Vikings' passing attack was awful last Sunday, but Adrian Peterson and the defense did enough to compensate in the win.
The star running back tries to lead the Vikings to their first 5-0 home start since 2009 on Thursday night against a Buccaneers team that's dropped nine straight on the road since its last trip to Minneapolis.
With Christian Ponder throwing...
The Vikings got Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin involved, taking a 14-7 halftime lead.
Adrian Peterson tied a team record and advanced his assault on the Vikings’ record books in several other categories. Also making their mark in the Cardinals game: Percy Harvin, Brian Robison, Harrison Smith and Jared Allen.
Leslie Frazier saw something in the Cardinals run defense that he wanted to exploit and he turned to Adrian Peterson to do that. It’s become a focus of the Vikings this year: When they need a win most, they turn to a heavier workload for Peterson and he responds.