Should Lions have taken Adrian Peterson over Calvin Johson?

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit With the 2nd-overall pick in the 2007 draft, the Detroit Lions selected wide receiver...
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The 10 most memorable Pro Bowl performances ever

Although its popularity among players seems to be diminishing these days, the NFL Pro Bowl is still an event beloved by football fans. The contest squares up the best players in the NFL against each other in what is a thoroughly entertaining exhibition — well, usually. At the very least, the Pro Bowl gives football fans something to watch the week prior to the Super Bowl. With...
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Browns fill out offensive coaching staff with proven vets

New Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has had a busy first week on the job, bringing in virtually his entire coaching staff. Jackson elected to retain almost no one from former head coach Mike Pettine’s staff, with the exception of special teams coach Chris Tabor who survived yet another coaching staff turnover. The Browns will have a new look on offense, they will go without...
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2015 NFL Draft: Reviewing the Cleveland Browns Draft Picks-Duke Johnson

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Last season, the Cleveland Browns ranked 22nd in the NFL in rushing gaining nearly...
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Adrian Peterson admits he needs to work on ball security

    Adrian Peterson has affirmed what everyone else already knew: he needs to work on his ball security. Peterson has long been plagued by fumbles. No running back fumbled more than the Vikings star did this season, and it’s not the first time he’s been at the wrong end of the leaderboard in that department. None, however, were as costly as his fourth quarter fumble against...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: Vikings will be No. 1 seed next season

The Minnesota Vikings' season might have ended in heartbreaking fashion at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, but that’s certainly not hurting the confidence of Adrian Peterson. Adrian Peterson said Vikings will be number one seed in NFC next year without a doubt — Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) January 10, 2016 At first glance, this seems like a fairly unrealistic...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: Marshawn Lynch is NFL’s second-best RB

Adrian Peterson considers himself the best running back in the NFL, and it’s hard to disagree with the Minnesota Vikings star. Peterson also thinks there’s a clear No. 2. ESPN’s Ben Goessling notes Peterson said Seattle Seahawks standout Marshawn Lynch is “hands-down” the “second-best back in the league.” “I remember coming out [of college] with him. We trained...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson held out of practice with back injury

    The Minnesota Vikings are hoping Adrian Peterson will be a much bigger factor against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday than he was the last time the two teams played, but there is some concern that Peterson may be playing at less than 100 percent health. Peterson was one of only two Vikings players to miss practice on Thursday, as he is dealing with a nagging back injury...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Adrian Peterson will likely struggle against Seahawks

When the Minnesota Vikings host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in the NFC Wild Card Round, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will become just the sixth rushing champion since 1970 to take on the league’s No. 1 rushing defense in the postseason. According to Chase Stuart of the Washington Post, history indicates Peterson—who led the NFL in rushing yards with 1,485 yards...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Peterson says Goodell was 'blind' to what he went through in 2014

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson believes that a culture clash led to an element of misunderstanding when it came to child-abuse charges that cost him 15 games during the 2014 season.Peterson said NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell, who handed down the suspension, was 'blind' to what he was going through.Via Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated:In May of 2014, Peterson hit...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson 65 yards short of $1 million bonus

When Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recorded 67 rushing yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 17, he finished the season with a league-high total of 1,485 rushing yards. Peterson’s accomplishment may be considered amazing, but he fell 65 yards short of earning an extra $1 million in bonus money next year. By failing to reach 1,550 yards on the ground, he set...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson thinks he can still rush for 2,000 yards

    The Minnesota Vikings ended their season on a fantastic note Sunday night by clinching their first NFC North division title since 2009, but Adrian Peterson is heading into the playoffs feeling “bittersweet.” Why? Because despite leading the NFL in rushing with 1,485 yards, the 30-year-old fell well short of the personal goals he set for himself. Peterson told Sports...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson wins third NFL rushing title at age 30

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson didn't need to play in the season finale to win the 2015 NFL rushing title. Still, he added 67 yards to his season total against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.Peterson finished the season with a league-leading 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.This is Peterson's third time leading the league in rushing yards in his...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Week 17: Packers vs. Vikings for NFC North Championship

It's taken many Packers fans -- including yours truly -- a good week to get over the "Debacle in the Desert"...the embarrassing loss by the Pack to the Arizona Cardinals. Readers of Packer Fans United will know that we picked agains the Pack last week, so the loss itself was not a surprise. The way the Packers lost, and to the extent they lost, yeah, that was shocking.But, it's done...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Peterson leads race for rushing title by 64 yards heading into Week 17

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in pursuit of his third career NFL rushing title. He's a clear frontrunner to win it, too, as there's a 64-yard cushion between him and Tampa Bay's Doug Martin, the league's second leading rusher.Heading into Week 17, Peterson has 1,418 rushing yards. That's already the third highest single-season total of his career.Peterson briefly...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Giants LB Jasper Brinkley Pops Adrian Peterson In The Hole--But AP Still Reaches Out And Scores Touchdown

After another interception off of Eli Manning set the Minnesota Vikings up with great field position (first and goal on the four-yard line) Adrian Peterson was more than happy to answer the call when his number was called to it over the goal line. However, Giants linebacker Jasper Brinkley read the play and met AP in the hole delivering a nice hit along the way.Adrian Peterson is...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson held out of another practice ahead of critical game

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was held out of practice for the second consecutive day as he deals with a sprained left ankle. Coach Mike Zimmer said he thought Peterson would get some work on Thursday and has said the Pro Bowl back should be ready for Sunday night's game against the New York Giants. Peterson participated in the pre-practice...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

No practice for Peterson; he's confident he'll play Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he's confident he'll play this weekend against the New York Giants despite a sprained left ankle that forced him out for part of the last game. Peterson didn't practice Wednesday, and was listed on the injury report with a shoulder issue as well, but said he'll be fine Sunday. The NFL rushing leader...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: Odell Beckham Jr.’s One-Game Suspension Unwarranted

Adrian Peterson knows a thing or two about butting heads with the NFL, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that he’s got Odell Beckham Jr.’s back. Peterson told reporters Wednesday that he doesn’t believe Beckham’s one-game suspension was warranted. The New York Giants receiver was given the one-game ban after multiple in-game tussles with Carolina Panthers cornerback...
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: Odell Beckham Jr. suspension not warranted

Adrian Peterson’s Minnesota Vikings will challenge the New York Giants on Sunday night, but the G-Men won’t have wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. available because he’s suspended for one game. However, according to Jason Gonzalez of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Peterson said he reached out to Beckham and thinks the young star should be on the field despite repeated altercations with...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson will be good to go for Week 16

When Adrian Peterson limped to the locker room on Sunday, Minnesota Vikings faithful held its collective breath. You may draw more air, Vikings fans. According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Peterson will be ready for Week 16’s prime-time matchup with the New York Giants. Sources on Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Monday afternoon: "He'll be ready to go on Sunday!” #Vikings #Giants...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson injures ankle, limps off field

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson injured his ankle after it bent awkwardly on a tackle in today’s game against the Chicago Bears and limped off the field before heading to the locker room. A picture of Peterson’s injury was posted to Twitter by Cork Gaines of Business Insider. Ouch. Ankles are not supposed to bend that way. Adrian Peterson limped off. pic...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

"Concussion" trailers now using actual NFL game footage

If you’ve recent TV trailers for “Concussion,” you may have noticed that it’s been using actual NFL game footage. Some of the footage has featured Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. According to Pro Football Talk, the movie’s distributor, Sony feels that footage falls under “Fair Use” which allows the airing of game footage, NFL logos and players’ likenesses...
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adrian Peterson Looks A Little Confused About How To Pick Up The Blitz

The running game had its moments for the Minnesota Vikings Thursday against the Arizona Cardinals, but not enough leaving the passing game to get the job done for the team. However, for it to work, Teddy Bridgewater needed some protection from the Cardinals rush--and it was hard to come by sometimes.Adrian Peterson was supposed to help pick up the blitz on this play, but it looks...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona Cardinals Safety Deone Buchanon Sticks Adrian Peterson In The Backfield

To beat the Minnesota Vikings you really need to at least slow Adrian Peterson down. Do that, force them to pass more than they want to, and the likelihood of victory goes up substantially. After having some early success in the first quarter, Adrian Peterson has had a very hard time getting anything going.It certainly doesn't help when he is getting met in the backfielfd and stopped...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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