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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson swallowed up the Packers defense on Sunday. If he does it again on Saturday night, the Packers season will probably be over.
The Mayans may have been wrong on the world as a whole, but the Green Bay Packers finally lost an NFC North game.
After winning twelve straight games against the NFC North, the Packers lost 37-34 to the Minnesota Vikings in an instant classic to wrap up the 2012 regular season. Thanks to the victory by the San Francisco 49ers over the Arizona Cardinals, the Packers now have to take the long road to the Super Bowl.
The defense couldn’t stop the Vikings and Christian Ponder had a better than expected game. Oh and that Vikings running back had a good game as well. At least he didn’t get the record, though (Eric Dickerson, you are welcome).
The Packers open the playoffs this Saturday once again facing the Minnesota Vikings, this time at Lambeau Field.
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While the defense as a whole couldn’t shut down the Vikings, but...
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Adrian Peterson came just nine yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record. Dickerson expressed his joy on Twitter.
He just rushed for 2,097 yards in 2012, nine yards short of Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record; he wants to compete in the 2016 Olympics, return kicks and try coming off the edge to block a field goal, and he says he’s healthy enough for 12 more games. Only one man, the biggest freak athlete in all of football, could possibly do all of this: Vikings running back Adrian...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The man who ought to be the NFL's Most Valuable Player was still on the field, doing a postgame interview. The Minnesota Vikings' much-maligned owner was whooping it up as he scampered out of the locker room, ebullient that his team had won 10 games, seven more than last season. Players were singing and clapping about being the league's most surprising...
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.
Packers CB Tramon Williams needs to step outside his comfort zone and tackle Adrian Peterson if the Vikings want to win on Saturday night.
People usually think of toughness as some intangible trait, something that can’t be measured by an actual set of skills or statistics. People also use the word toughness as an adjective, a cliche to just throw out there when they really can’t...
The Chicago Bears saw their playoff hopes end as the Minnesota Vikings edged by their inner-divisional rival, the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers' loss knocks them out of the second seed in the NFC playoffs, bumping them to the third seed and elevating the San Francisco 49ers to the second spot.
With the win, the Vikings become the NFC's sixth seed in the playoffs...
Adrian Peterson ran right past everyone this season. Past all those running backs before him who couldn't make it to 2,000 yards in a season. Past every doubter who dared to think he wouldn't make it back from a devastating knee injury.
Past everyone except Eric Dickerson.
Peterson became the seventh player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season, plowing through the Green...
Back and forth they went, Adrian Peterson and Aaron Rodgers going at each other with so much on the line. The emotional pendulum swung wildly in one of the most memorable games of this long and bitter rivalry.
It was a game so good that it deserves a rematch. And that's just what it will get.
Peterson rushed for 199 yards to become the seventh player to surpass 2,000 in a season...
Going into the Wild Card Weekend of the NFL Playoffs we’ve done a Top 10 ranking for the QB, RB, WR, and TE positions. Obviously, the player pools are greatly reduced and that is reflected in the rankings. If you’re still involved in any of the various playoff format fantasy leagues/challenges, then these are the [...]The post Aaron Rodgers tops the list for Wild Card Weekend...
Adrian Peterson needs 208 yards to break Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards, set in 1984. As much as I hope Purple Jesus breaks the record, the Vikings are probably the last team I’d want to see in the playoffs. Other than AP, there’s almost nothing on that team that generates viewing interest. They smack off a team destined to get routed on the road...
Adrian Peterson didn’t set the NFL’s single-season rushing record, but there were plenty of other marks he broke in NFL and Vikings history. So did Blair Walsh and Christian Ponder.
Wow! The kids in elementary school (in the insurance ad) aren’t as hard on Aaron Rodgers as the sister of Greg Jennings. No discount double check applicable to Valyncia Jennings. Despite the fact that her brother was targeted 12 times and had 120 yards receiving in the Green Bay Packers loss to the Minnesota Vikings, she was still less than satisfied.
She’s an example of how...
Brady. Peterson. Manning. All names synonymous with individual success, accolades and just flat out dominance. Now they all share the same stage in the rigorous MVP debate.Tom Brady remained his usual dominant self once again, while Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson returned from serious injuries and played like they never left.Brady was consistent throughout the season from a statistical...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer Minnesota's offense has a simple focus: Adrian Peterson. The Vikings aren't scheming to surprise opponents by throwing 50 passes per game.
That doesn't mean offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave doesn't have plenty to work on. Just because the Vikings have a straight-forward, no-frills style doesn...
Peterson scores an early touchdown and helps Minnesota secure the win but falls 9 yards shy of the single-season rushing record
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings:
I’m taking the reins for Jersey Al in today’s Game Day First Impressions. Here are my unfitered game day running blog post of comments and observations.
Inactive for Packers today:
WR Randall Cobb, RB James...