By Andrew Gruman
GREEN BAY, Wis. Adrian Peterson continues to defy logic. Rushing for 210 yards, including a career-best 82-yard touchdown run, the ultra-talented running back that's less than a year removed from blowing out his knee was the only reason Minnesota was even in Sunday's game.
Yet somehow, as ridiculous as it sounds, Peterson tried to take at least part of the blame for the loss.
Saying he "missed a couple" and a Christian Ponder interception in the end zone wouldn't have happened if he would have scored on a 48-yard run just two plays prior, Peterson was just performing his role as a leader.
Prior to Sunday, only five running backs since the merger in 1960 have rushed for 200 yards and lost. With the Vikings loss to Green Bay, teams with a 200-yard rusher are now 101-8 in the regular season.
Even more stunning is in the first six losses by teams with 200-yard rushers, the losing team gave up an average of 35.5 points. ...