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After Adrian Peterson’s first carry, it was a whole lot of negative for the Vikings running game. What went wrong, in which direction did they struggle most, and what did John Sullivan and Leslie Frazier think?
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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown on his first carry of the day Sunday against the Lions and added two more touchdowns later in the game.Fantasy Spin:Detroit held Peterson to just 15 yards on his next 17 carries, but the superstar scored a short touchdown and added a receiving score to finish with three touchdowns.
Adrian Peterson took his first handoff of the 2013 season, cut to the right and outran the Detroit secondary for a 78-yard touchdown.
That was pretty much the highlight for the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson's three-touchdown day wasn't enough to offset a slew of careless mistakes on both sides of the ball.
Peterson ended up with only 93 yards rushing, and the Vikings turned...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By GENE CHAMBERLAIN Associated Press The Chicago Bears find themselves worrying about improving their pass rush at a time when there could be a somewhat more pressing issue facing them: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
A week after they recorded only one sack and one hit on Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton, the Bears' defensive linemen...
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says don’t just blame quarterback Christian Ponder, who had four turnovers, for the team’s 34-24 season-opening loss at Detroit. “On Sunday, it was not all about
If you have DT Ndamukong Suh as an IDP player be careful. The NFL is going to be reviewing a hit on Vikings center John Sullivan. The league will review it, but if they deem it bad enough, Suh could be suspended for a game, or fined. @AdamSchefter: Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is facing NFL […]
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --John Sullivan said there were no lingering effects, or animosity, after he suffered an bruised knee on a low hit by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in the Minnesota Vikings' 34-24 loss on Sunday.
Sullivan said Suh approached him during the game on Sunday after the defensive tackle, known for his questionable hits, dove into the back of Sullivan...
The Detroit Lions pulled off an important Week 1 win over the Minnesota Vikings, 34-24, behind a stellar outing from Reggie Bush and impressive showing by the defense. The Lions’ D bounced back from Adrian Peterson’s 78-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage to mostly stuff Minnesota in the second half, as Detroit rallied to take a lead.
Here are the key plays from Detroit’s...
After a three-interception performance, there were few concrete answers about the quarterback play at Winter Park. Christian Ponder and Leslie Frazier admitted more consistency is needed, but Frazier put the entire team at fault for the loss.
There were some great plays by cornerback Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings on defense and the offense managed to keep QB Jay Cutler off his back. But how does a team like the Chicago Bears come out with a new offense and a struggling defense hold RB Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings at bay?The Bears and the Vikings have had a long standing rivalry. But the signature moment...
Vikings center John Sullivan said he felt fortunate to come out of a low block to his knee without any major injury and confirmed that Ndamukong Suh apologized to him.
Ndamukong Suh still hasn’t learned sportsmanship, and he’s going to pay big time for it. Suh laid a low block on Vikings center John Sullivan during an interception return in the Lions’ 34-32 win on Sunday. The block was not only low, but also far enough away from the play that it could easily be deemed unnecessary and almost malicious. The NFL wass considering suitable punishments...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Four turnovers have placed the crosshairs directly on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder after Sunday's 34-24 season-opening loss at Detroit.
Those sights aren't from coach Leslie Frazier.
Frazier reinforced Ponder is the team's starting quarterback, telling the Chicago media Ponder's job is "not in jeopardy" during a...
Once you receive the reputation as a dirty player, it’s hard to shake that stigma. Just ask Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh. Suh has been fined $100,000 for his hit on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan in Sunday’s game.
Suh maintains he wasn’t going for Sullivan’s knees during an interception return by his teammate DeAndre Levy. Suh was penalized on the play, rolling...
Another game, another bad decision by Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions.
Suh added to his list of boneheaded plays Sunday by purposely blocking Vikings lineman John Sullivan low. The safer play would have clearly been to block Sullivan high. The good news is that Sullivan was not injured on the play. The better news is that Suh should receive a disciplinary call Monday or Tuesday...
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh has been fined $100,000 for illegal hit on
Vikings C John Sullivan during Sunday's game.