Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/5/13
The Minnesota Vikings were soundly defeated by the Green Bay Packers 10-24 and the biggest truth the game proved is the continued decline of the value of franchise running backs in the NFL. Adrian Peterson was the biggest story going into the game, because he was only 9 yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single season record with 2,097 yards after coming back from major knee surgery. However Peterson may have led the Vikings to the Playoffs at 10-6, but the real killer for the Vikings against the Green Bay Packers was a lack of a franchise quarterback. Christian Ponder was ruled out of the game due to injury and Joe Webb gave a horrendous performance only completing 11 out of 30 of his passes only 1 garbage touchdown and 1 int.… Read more
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