Peterson Preparing To Take Care of Business

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 18, 2009 – 11:02 am

After his 180-yard, 3-TD performance against Cleveland on Sunday, Adrian Peterson gave us all reason to think that maybe no one can stop him. But he’s simply not foolish enough to feel that way himself.

The Detroit Lions are the next team to take on Peterson and the Vikings powerful ground game. Although the Lions have lost 18 consecutive games, Peterson and the Vikings are anticipating another tough battle with a division opponent – an opponent who almost beat them twice last year.

“We aren’t taking these guys lightly,” Peterson said on Thursday. “We aren’t taking the fact that they lost all of their games last year lightly at all. This is the NFL.”

A consummate professional such as Peterson doesn’t need much external motivation. But as he prepares for Sunday’s game, Peterson is mindful of what happened in 2007.

“I actually lost my first game to these guys my rookie year,” Peterson recalled. “So we are coming in like any other week, preparing for Sunday to go out and take care of business.”

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8 Responses to “Peterson Preparing To Take Care of Business”

  1. By purplehorn on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    Mike, I had to laugh when I was listening to the post game stories about AP getting “cut” by a chin strap last week. It was pretty obvious that the bleeding was from the site of the IV, Sug was on it and super glued it closed with a better wrap, but the NFL is becoming more like the CIA with all the disinformation over injuries and spy gate stories. You know it’s getting bad when coaches are covering their mouths to prevent lip readers from intercepting plays.

  2. By Adrienne Wuorinen on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    Nice approach Adrian…One should NEVER underestimate their (any team’s) ability regardless of their stats…

    If one did. it would make them vulnerable to the other team’s defense, offense, stratedgies, professionalism, desire to win-their desire to conquer!

    When ones guard is down…they are exposing themself to anything and to all!

    We will be watching comfortably from our liviingroom…ready to CELEBRATE a WIN! Peace to you AP and the Entire Vikings Family

  3. By vikingfan1955 on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    I see ap is a smart guy and no never take any team lightly especially a division rival.The lions may be bad but bad teams have good days.They played us close both games last yr and they are abetter team this yr thankfully so are we.The o line has to do a lot better protecting favre and he has to do a better job getting the recievers the ball.

  4. By blacknblue on Sep 19, 2009 | Reply

    Not only that but anything you might say could be printed and used as motivation taped up to the locker room wall for the opposing team. Why give them another tool.

  5. By Robert Worthington on Sep 19, 2009 | Reply

    Adrian Peterson is a true role model for all young aspiring minds. He proves himself with hard work on the field, and stays out of trouble off the field.

  6. By Torgerson on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    Thank goodness for A.P.. He does seem to be proving himself greatly.Saw him last year thought he was good then and still do. Now lets c how Farve holds himself today. I am hoping to get to one N.F.L. game this year! Never been to one. Wishing good luck to all! GO VIKINGS!!!

  7. By Cat on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    Peterson is an all-star for sure! But does the Viking coaching staff realize that there are other offensive weapons on the team besides Peterson? Do they not get that effectively using those other players will open up Peterson? Did we not get Favre to open up our offense? Why do these seemingly obvious facts escape the coahing staff? Peterson is getting pummeled because everyone knows that 90% of the time Adrian gets the ball. Help the guy out and move the ball around. We need Peterson to be around for a long time!!!

  8. By purple08 on Sep 21, 2009 | Reply

    i guess you probably know more than the coaching staff does cat and they probably just didn’t think about it very hard. trouble is when you have an old and slow QB like favre, his best option is to simply manage the game and hand the ball off as much as possible and take the simple short throws. thats why they brought him in, because they don’t want him to take chances. he is there for his experience and leadership only. everyone knows this is Petersons team. favre is just along for the ride. he won’t make it through the season though and t-jack will have to step up. the vikes could beat cleve/detroit if booty was starting.

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