Peterson, Winfield Make Big Plays At Pro Bowl

Posted by cjsiewert on January 30, 2011 – 11:26 pm

The Vikings may be in full offseason mode, following the assembly of a new coaching staff under 1st-year head coach Leslie Frazier, but 2 members of the Purple capped off their 2010 campaigns with impressive showings at the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

Vikings star RB Adrian Peterson and 12-year veteran CB Antoine Winfield each made their presence known at Aloha Stadium. Peterson recorded a game-high 14 carries for 80 yards and a TD, while Winfield tallied 2 tackles and an INT.

In his 4th consecutive appearance in the NFL’s all-star game, Peterson highlighted the NFC’s 3rd offensive drive with 3 carries for 33 yards and a TD. His 1st touch of the game only amounted to 2 yards, but the following 2 touches resulted in a 17-yard gain setting up his own 14-yard TD run. Peterson also received an onside kick late in the 4th quarter for a 12-yard return.

On the other side of the ball, Winfield – who made his 3rd-career Pro Bowl appearance (3rd consecutive) – made his impression with an INT of Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel midway through the 2nd quarter. On the play, Cassel’s pass intended for Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne was underthrown and Winfield came down with the ball for a 19-yard return.

Vikings middle LB E.J. Henderson made his 1st-career appearance at the Pro Bowl to balance the NFC roster following a series of injury and Super Bowl-related withdrawals, but did not dress.

DT Kevin Williams was also selected in replacement of injured Lions DT Ndamukong Suh, but did not make the trip to Honolulu, Hawaii because his wife, Tasha, is expecting a child.

The NFC defeated the AFC 55-41 in the highest-scoring Pro Bowl since 2004 when the NFC defeated the AFC 55-52.

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38 Responses to “Peterson, Winfield Make Big Plays At Pro Bowl”

  1. By viking/lakers Purple&gold on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    get r. moss BACK LIKE RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By GOLDVIKE on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply


  3. By Bigfan1 on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    Go AP and AW. I keep wanting to say AP alternating current instead of all day.

  4. By Frederick Jones on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    Did anyone notice what a joke the Pro Bowl was this year?

  5. By Frederick Jones on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    I haven’t watched even the highlights in many years.

    Why don’t they just call it touch football? It already looks to be touch anyway.

  6. By Frederick Jones on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    I haven’t watched even the highlights in many years.

    Why do n’t th ey ju st call it touch football? It already looks to be touch anyway.

  7. By Frederick Jones on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    The Pro Bowl is the NFL’s answer to the WWF ! ! !

  8. By Frederick Jones on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply


  9. By invalid on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    Pro bowl rules are pathetic no rushing the qb they all have to play the 4-3 defense. there has to be a certain amount of db’s on the field, why not just let them play normal nfl rule football. Its funny how the afc couldn’t be able to blitz usually that division plays a 3-4 and blitz but I guess that’s why they lost because they had to play 4-3 soft vanilla defense kind of our vikings defense.

  10. By LAVikes on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    There once was a man named Zygy
    but his team got a bit wiggy
    after much contemplation
    and fan consternation
    he had to move his team to LA city

    C U N LA suckers

  11. By for4nomore on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    Freddy J I’m with you man, I don’t know why they bother with that stupid game.

  12. By Parody on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    The worst part is that half of the team for the past two years aren’t even origional pro-bowl selections! With the scheduling (in between playoffs and the Super Bowl) too many of the selected guys are either injured or resting up for the BIG GAME! Okay yes, WE got to see Winfield pick-off Cassell because of this, but does it really make sense to do things this way??

    I say they should postpone the pro-bowl until just before the draft. The TRUE selections then will all have a realistic chance of playing since there are no other events that will keep them away and they will have had a decent amount of time to heal.

    Then maybe they can open up the rulebook a bit and allow the pro-bowlers to play with ALL of their pro-bowl level talent! If any injuries occur, (hopefully few if any do), the date that I suggested will still allow for a decent length of time before the season starts back up for them to heal and return to the field without missing a game.

  13. By Parody on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    Otherwise, I say just make the probowl a backyard game where linemen aren’t invited (they aren’t allowed to play anyways). You have a QB, three receivers, a tight end, a full back, and a running back go up against 3 LBs, 2 corners and 2 safeties. They count to 3-apples and then can blitz the QB. Getting two arms around a player will be considered the same as tackling them.

    And then, NOBODY will watch the game! What do you all think?

  14. By Purple08 on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    All Star games are a sham in all sports. The best thing about the Vikings season being over is that we don’t have to read about that piece of s*it Beth Farve anymore! Woohoooo! I hope he rots for what he has done to this team. Aaron Rodgers is twice the QB he ever was!

  15. By crazyviking on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    get rid of the probowl, its suck a joke watching these guys play at 50%. I know they dont want players getting hurt, but come on…

  16. By Nainoa on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    The reason the Pro Bowl even matters is because it gives NFL fans who live in Hawaii a chance to see the NFL players up close and personal. Granted the game is played at half-speed but its better than nothing. Without the Pro Bowl we would never see some of our favorite players play in person.

  17. By soldier1986 on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    purple08 your still going on about favre? lol we lost when he wasnt playing too you ret@rd. god you have no class as a fan at all. give it up. and no, rodgers has a long way to go to catch up to favre. to say favre ruined this season, you have to be mentally ret@rded. sorry. but its getting really old now

  18. By Purple08 on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    lol, Just my opinion sir. Nice to see you are still calling people names soldier. You say I have no class but you call me a ret@rd? You need to reevaluate yourself buddy. Farve is gone…good riddance. You need to give it up. Now we can cheer for the Vikings again and not have to listen to the Brett lovers day in and day out. For someone who claims to be a soldier, you spend an awful amount of time on this blog site. Shouldn’t you be off fighting a “war” in the name of some oil company somewhere? F’n pus sy.

  19. By Vikeman1 on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    HAHAHA! You really nailed him on that one purple! nice to see you back. its been awhile. i can’t stand that idiot and his high and mighty BS. keep em’ coming 08′

  20. By Buck Lasik on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    First can we expect a lesser performance by either player…NO. Secondly Winfield your on track to being defensive player of the year. Third, go AP… although if you really want to break some records stay healthy, take more notes, and train harder and stop spending your time making commercials. Lastly I just want to say that the Vikes have all the tools to be a Super Bowl candidate, they have the tools, but just need to use them affectively.

  21. By Kong Lee on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    The Pro Bowl was a joke, it didnt even look like half of the players wanted to play forreal. in the 4th quarter 1/4 of the fans who were at the game had already left home. I stopped watching the game after the half of the 3rd quarter because i saw too many DB who looked like Randy Moss(Lazy)

  22. By Vikingspride2008 on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    Favre did nothing but help this team…
    there is no arguing about it…
    he took us to the NFC Championship game last year, and we almost won it…ya…what ever has Brett Favre EVER done for us…
    My God get over yourself buddy…
    we were horrible all around…Defence couldnt keep up, offence wast getting it done anywhere…
    it was just a bad year…had nothing to do with Favre

  23. By Parody on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    I’m always amazed at how polar so many people are about their opinions. Was Favre the one and only problem? Far from it. But did his play show that his age and beatings over the years had finally caught up with him? I’d have to say unquestionably yes.

    Let’s not forget that Favre did not play any better this last year than TJack, the man that many of you have completely written off as a career back-up. But I think that it is clear to most reasonable people that Favre would have done better this year had situations been more ideal, such as having Rice at the beginning of the year, and having an o-line that shows they deserve the pay they are receiving.

  24. By VIKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    the pro bowl is not a real game and it is stupid. Hey NFL do away with it it does not showcase the pro it is a sissy game the way the NFL makes it. These are suppose to be the best of the best and then we make them go out there in skirts and play.. This is the biggest joke in all of sports.

  25. By Derek on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    Purple08, NASCAR’s All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway is really good! These guy’s will do anythinf for the $1 million dollar check for the winner. A few years ago 2 brothers took eachother out, in this race. Shows you how much they want to win it! the Pro Bowl is a joke, because they don’t do nothing.

  26. By mr smiff on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    Purple 08, you’re a douche. Just my opinion, sir.

  27. By Vikeman1 on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    hey smiff! o8′ at least has a sense of humour. why don’t you grab yourself one and lighten up. you don’t have to be a p rick for the rest of your life. just my opinion.

  28. By sigg07 on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    the pro bowl was awsome this year . AP and AW both showed why they were picked to go . Let them have their GLORY. Favre is way better than rodgers go Steelers and go Vikes 2011

  29. By sigg07 on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    Who knows the Vikings could be playing at Farmers Field in the Los Angeles stadium Yahoo

  30. By Nightdog on Feb 2, 2011 | Reply

    Get Moss back you idiot? What is going on in that head you call a brain. Why don’t I
    back the bus over the coach myself. R.M. is like herpes, doesn’t do much, then outbreaks negativity,and, once in a while, catches a pass.

  31. By Nightdog on Feb 2, 2011 | Reply

    By the way, the all star game, known as the pro bowl ,is not to be taken as a competitive game. It is a showcase for the NFL- Its all about the look of that game, and the look was great! On HD tv it was awesome. The point of that game is to show off the skills of these pro players.They are much like a great tennis player who wastes very little energy, and shows superior movement. Just enjoy the game in that light.

  32. By Nightdog on Feb 2, 2011 | Reply

    hey sigg w-ever.- shutup.

  33. By Purple08 on Feb 2, 2011 | Reply

    good point Derek! what’s up Mr. Smiff? not going to threaten to hurt me again? real mature.

  34. By goallday on Feb 3, 2011 | Reply

    hey, say wat u want bout favre, the guy still got three mvps eleven pro bowl selections 5 time nfc player of the year 2 time nfc champion and a superbowl champion

    wat has rodgers done?

  35. By mojo on Jul 18, 2011 | Reply

    all the vikings need is some good bloking and let peterson do the rest and then they will be a play off contender

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