Found October 12, 2011 on
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced on Wednesday. Peterson had 29 carries for 122 yards and three first-quarter touchdowns in the Vikings' 34-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Peterson became just the third player in league history to score three rushing touchdowns in the first quarter. This is the fifth time the four-time Pro Bowler has been named the conference's offensive player of the week. Source: Mac's Football Blog
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Vikings running back could present big problems for struggling defenseThe Vikings rediscovered the game-changing potential of running back Adrian Peterson on Sunday against the Cardinals to earn their first victory.
Adrian Peterson is licking his chops at the thought of playing in historical Soldier Field on real grass and hopes to lead his 1-4 Vikings to their second win of the season.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson named NFC Offensive Player of the Week
We’ve bashed Bill Musgrave intensely on TVA. Everything from not pushing the ball downfield to suspect play calling to poor pass protection to relying too heavily on Adrian Peterson to not relying on our All … [visit site to read more]Maybe Bill Musgrave Wasn’t The Worst Hire - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Adrian Peterson has always given the Bears troubles, but he may be even more dangerous against the Bears' struggling run defense this year.
A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Minnesota Vikings.
1. Focus on containing the run
In football, they say that players don’t age gradually over time, rather it happens in an instant. Might that be what is happening with the...
Unlikely leaders There were two unlikely headlines heading into halftime of the early games Sunday: Adrian Peterson and Curtis Painter.
How could a performance by Peterson, probably the most dominant running back in the NFL, be unlikely? It was the way he did it. He was single-handedly the Vikings' offense for the first quarter, and for much of the first half. Not only did he...
EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. (AP) - Adrian Peterson has largely let his play do the talking for him during his first four seasons in the league.With his Minnesota Vikings off to an 0-4 start, something had to change. Peterson promised to be a more vocal leader in an effort to get ...
The Minnesota Vikings finally held on during the second half of Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals to secure the victory. They still lost the second half by a score of seven to six, but the club finally took my advice and rode Adrian Peterson to the promised land. He carried the ball twenty-nine times for one hundred twenty-two yards. His success didn’t come in garbage...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, and Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby have been named the NFC's top players for Week 5 of the NFL season.