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It’s Easy To Argue Peterson As The NFL’s Best RB

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 3, 2011 – 12:23 pm

In my view, Adrian Peterson is the best RB in the NFL, and that’s been the case since the end of his rookie season in 2007. Perhaps my bias in being an employee of the club has been a factor in formulating this opinion, but I feel an objective look at the crop of NFL RBs since Peterson has entered the NFL should yield a similar conclusion.

The numbers say Peterson is the NFL’s best. He leads the NFL in rushing yards (798) and rushing TDs (9) this year, and since 2007 no RB has more rushing yards than Peterson’s 6,580.

Another reason I believe he’s the best RB in the NFL and has been since 2007 is that he continues to overcome challengers to his standing as the best of the best. During his rookie season, LaDainian Tomlinson was considered the best RB in the League. Peterson eventually overcame LT, and actually set a new NFL single-game rushing mark of 296 yards against Tomlinson’s Chargers team in 2007.

Then came Chris Johnson, and many elevated Johnson over Peterson. But now Peterson continues to dominate while Johnson has fallen behind. And now some are touting Bears RB Matt Forte as a challenger to Peterson’s throne as King of NFL RBs. Perhaps Forte will continue his climb and overtake Peterson one day – he is having a monster season after all – but for now Peterson is still the best RB in the League.

ESPN.com’s Mike Sando has come up with a great stat that adds fuel to the fire. According to research cited by Sando, Peterson faces more 8-man defensive fronts than any other RB in the NFL. And he’s still the rushing leader halfway through the 2011 season. Peterson has 59 such rushes for 217 yards and 4 touchdowns, with 134 of those 217 yards — nearly 62 percent — coming after contact, Sando says. Do the math, and you’ll discover that Peterson averages 5.4 yards per carry against opponents when they don’t stack the box against him.

I’m not saying there aren’t other great RBs in the NFL – Forte, Frank Gore, Fred Jackson, Maurice Jones-Drew and LeSean McCoy are all having great seasons – and I’m not saying Peterson will be the best in the NFL for his entire career. But for now, and since 2007, and even as teams continuously put 8 defenders at the line of scrimmage to stop him, Peterson is the best.


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83 Responses to “It’s Easy To Argue Peterson As The NFL’s Best RB”

  1. By Derrick on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with you Mike. Adrian Peterson has always been the best RB to me since he entered the NFL.

  2. By Derrick on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    I am not just saying this because I am a Vikings fan, it is all facts.

  3. By Roninmn.. on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    There is absolutely no better running back than Adrian Peterson, He’s the best there is. Glad he’s on our team. Go Vikes Go

  4. By vikeforever on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    I leave in Eagles country where I here local sports rado callers that McCoy is the best. Having one good year does not make you the best, when its done consistantly year after year
    and every team who facing the Vikes number one objective defensively is to stop Peterson is all the stat I need.

  5. By kevinwi on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    and yet we’re 2-6. Takes more than a all pro RB. I’d go with 22 average players if it meant a SB win.

  6. By Pete on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    How is this news? Are you running out of things to post about? Anyone who says Peterson isn’t the best in the league is delusional.

  7. By Mike Wobschall on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    I’m not saying it’s news. I’m simply pointing out an interesting statistic that Mike Sando of ESPN found – Peterson faces more 8-man fronts than any other RB in the League. Maybe we all could’ve guessed that, but we didn’t know for sure. Now we know for sure, and we know exactly how many he’s seen this year. That’s all. Don’t be so negative, Pete, we’re here to talk Vikings and discuss/debate ideas.

  8. By Skol_Vikes98 on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    dear Pete,
    It is a bye week. Material is a little light.

  9. By Viking Joe on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Forte can’t hold a candle to AP, AP is the best RB there is these days, bar none !!!! Take last week against the Panthers, 86 rushing yards, td, 76 receiving yards, td, the only knock on AP is he is just average at best blocking, which he isn’t called on to do very often. SKOL VIKINGS !!!!!

  10. By REZ507 on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    AP IS THE MOST FEARED RB IN FOOTBALL PERIOD HIS FUMBLING IS BEHIND HIM AND HE SEEMS TO BE RUNNING WITH LOTS OF INTENSITY HE PUTS FEAR IN A D BACK COMIN IN FOR A TACKLE ITS AN AWESOME SIGHT. ALLLLLLLL DAYYYYYYYY BABY

  11. By REZ507 on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    IS IT JUST ME OR DOES PONDER AND JOE MAUER LOOK AND ACT ALOT ALIKE LOL

  12. By Skol_Vikes98 on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Also, I think the fact that teams run the 8 men againt AP all the time, and even Chris Johnson doesn’t get that much attention, is the true meter that AP is the best. Also, he has done many things to improve his play, like limiting fumbles and catching better, to make him truely dominate. Now if he would just let the play develop a little more, he would hit 2000 yards.

  13. By Mike B. on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    AP draws the most attention as if he breaks out it is almost a sure 6 points. Every team in the NFL has been burned by AP and why we see the 8 men in the box. It is also the reason we need a very effective passing game to match up with AP. Teams tend to ignore our pass game and just focus on AP. Go AP never quit.

  14. By GM on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    The republicans and democrats are taking this country down…..

    Oh wait, wrong thread!

    We know he’s the best on the field, but what is he like behind the scenes?

  15. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    AP is easily the best back in the league. Forte is good but he is literally the only person on the Bears offence that is a threat therefore his stats are inflated. McCoy is really good too but he’s more of a speedy back and can’t break tackles like AP. Who is Chris Johnson? The only back that’s close to AP is Arian Foster, who is an extremely good running back as well, but if you switched the Minnesota and Houston O-lines AP might have 2000 yards and Foster would have average to slightly above average numbers.

  16. By vikefan on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    since plexico burress is goin to be a free againt after this year we should pick up him for a deap threat or bralyon edwards or dwyne bowe ?

  17. By GM on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    …or just steal Calvin Johnson from the Lionesses.

  18. By Jordan Adams on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    The fact that passing hasn’t been a bright spot for the vikings in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. Also our O-Line has been horrid the past 2 years.

  19. By Sir Greasy Panda on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    I believe Emmitt Smith is the best of all time plus he had to share the ball with Aikman and their WRs. Barry Sanders had moves that no one else had but I wouldnt put him as the best. As for Walter Peyton its hard to say because I never saw him play but defenses back then are not what they are today. Defenses are faster, stronger, and smarter plus year-round.

    AP is the best right now. hands down, no doubt about it. He has the potential to top Smith and I believe he will. but no one right now will knock him off the top, no way that boy is a freak of nature.

  20. By aaron rodgers on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Why do the vikings suck so much at life?

    And why don’t people in Minnesota get a life and move on – nothin’ to see hear, ya know.

  21. By Viking Joe on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Aaron, were you a packer fan when they stunk back in the 70’s and 80’s?
    Walter Payton was the best all-around RB ever, he could run, catch, throw, block, he was great, Smith was good, but I would say some could argue Jim Brown, but he played long ago, although he still owns the record of over 100 yards rushing average per game, he was 6’2″ 230, when most linemen weren’t much bigger than that.

  22. By CaL on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    The great thing about AP is that he’s always one play away from a Big play. Even though he’s seen 8 man fronts and a questionable O-line still he continues to impact every game,. With a young, mobile QB and a descent receiving core AP will continue to get his #’s.

  23. By philip on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    No one has ever compared to him except CJs one breakout year of which he wont have again AP is consistant and always does good he never gives up either. Ponder and peterson will be great for the next 8yrs

  24. By Twoodsnvikes on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Oh aaron you took our advice and changed the spelling of your last name correctly, still didn’t get the correct “here” though, keep trying bud you’ll get there.

  25. By CaL on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    To All VIKings fans Pay no Attention to aaron rodgers guy.

  26. By GM on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Sharon, are you ready to become Jared Allen’s 100th sack next Monday night?

    Clay better get the Aquanet out to keep his hair at bay so he can see where AP went.

  27. By Twoodsnvikes on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Allen is going to have 3-4 sacks against the fudge packers. I think it would be a great idea to blitz sherels every play like we did against vick on that sunday night game last year with winfield

  28. By Mike B. on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Now that’s what I am talking about the Minnesota Stadium Solution need to be played all over MN not just the website. That is it more like that on TV and the radio. Great Job.

  29. By Titus on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings will beat the Packers, guaranteed.

  30. By Twoodsnvikes on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Start a fund, the video says 2 million vikings fans? So if every fan chips in $200 that’s 400 million bucks, problem solved. I’ve got my $200 ready vikes show me where to give

  31. By Titus on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder defeats Rodgers.

  32. By Titus on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Next year: Ponder dethrones Rodgers.

  33. By CanadianVF on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    No question AP is the best, we get to watch greatness every Sunday when he takes the field. I am so glad that the Vikings took him even though the experts had labelled him as injury prone coming out of college. One thing that has impressed me is the way he took a negative ( his fumbling ) and has turned it into a strength. The game plan for defenses every weak when playing the vikes is to stop A P. I am hoping that now that we have Ponder, his passing will help open up things for Adrian and I am looking for a terrific second half of the season for him.

  34. By 3DONTHERADIO on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    AP is all-pro all day! To me, he’s worth the price of admission all by himself!

  35. By VegasVike on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Has anyone ever visited the packers blogs?? No posts and the ones that do are just. BLAH BLAH BLAH BRAG BRAG BRAG, mostly about themselves! Not the team but how great the team makes them. Sure makes me glad to be a Minnesota native.

  36. By Titus on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Packer fans have absolutely nothing to do when their team is not playing. I mean seriously– look at Green Bay. It’s a speck on the map.

  37. By Titus on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t get me wrong– there is some nice scenery out that way, past Green Bay. Door County is beautiful, but overall, I would like a city.

  38. By Woodboat on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Someone please explain to me why you put a premium on this team acquiring a “deep threat” wide receiver. Understand that this WR is going to come with a hefty price tag. I really don’t get it…

    Our O-Line can’t protect the QB long enough to give this WR time to get downfield… our new QB, which I am quickly becoming a fan of, doesn’t have the arm to rocket one downfield. If they are obviously open, he can rainbow one down there, but he isn’t going to nail a guy with a 40 yard rope.

    Wouldn’t you rather see the team spend the cash on a top end OLT, or a shut down CB? We have plenty of playmakers on offense… we need OL and DBs.

  39. By Immureglass21 on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Woodboat- I agree with you that a better OL and DB at this point in time are much more needed on this team. However, I’ll say that a deep threat WR is also very much needed. Look at when we had Rice and even Moss’s short stint with us last year. When they where in the game Harvin and Shanks and the other WRs had much better games than they did without a deep threat in there. But yea OL and DB should be the top priority.

  40. By 3DONTHERADIO on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Woodboat – YES! That’s the truth. We’ve heard for years that “it all starts up front.” We need OL help more than WR. Then we need DB’s really bad. Only after those should we try to upgrade at WR.

  41. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Woodboat, Canadian Vikes Fan, and Jordan Adams,

    Thank you for your sensible blogs. It’s all about TEAM, and nothing spells team more than the Offensive Linemen, and Defensive Backs. You do not have to believe me, believe Chuck Noll (Who only won 4 Super Bowls), because he said it.

    If the Vikings do not spend their draft picks, and money on those two areas during the off-season they can move to Bermuda for all I care.

    Football is one of the greatest team sports of all time, and your Vikings are making a mockery out of it.

  42. By PAUL M. on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    AMEN TO THAT!

    STRONG VIKING SHIELDS FOR OUR OFFENSE & DEFENSE!

  43. By PAUL M. on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    BACK IT UP W/ A HOUSE-CLEANING IN THE DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD. KEEP A COUPLE & REPLACE THE REST!

  44. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Pete,

    There was nothing wrong with your comment about it being silly to proclaim Adrian Peterson the best back in the NFL. IT HAS BEEN SAID BEFORE.

    Statistics? STATISTICS?

    If we went by statistics A. Peterson would not rank as the best back in the league, let alone all time. Even the greatest, Jimmy Brown, had to have SOME blocking.

    Indeed a little passing game wouldn’t hurt his stats either. But you knew that!

  45. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Paul M,

    We knew that, and they knew that two years ago. Nothing was done !

    We need a STRONG campaign to re-organize the Vikings Administration.

    By the Bye…I only want a new stadium to keep the Vikings.
    THERE IS NO REASON (no reason) the Vikings can’t continue playing in the
    Metrodome. Spend a couple bucks on seats and we’re set.

  46. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    GET RID OF ALL THE STINKING VICE PRESIDENTS.

    GIVE FRAZIER MORE POWER TO CHOOSE WHO WE DRAFT, TRADE, AND ACQUIRE.

    PUT SOME BRAINS IN THE VIKINGS ADMINISTRATION.

    OFFENSIVE LINE and DEFENSIVE BACKS ! ! !

    :) :) :) :) :)

  47. By PAUL M. on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    @ Frederick Jones

    There may be some hope now, Frederick, that the Vikings organization – I believe – is recognizing & is excited by the fact that we may have actually drafted a young, long-term elite QB to immediately build around!

  48. By DRG on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    Yep he is, dont have to be a Vikings fan to know that, NFL Network always says hes the best, I’ll take that from Faulk any day.

  49. By PAUL M. on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    I believe that Green Bay & the other NFC North teams have already recognized that the “arms race” in the North has dramatically shifted as a result of the draft!

    We now have an elite QB (very soon), an elite RB, an elite slot receiver, and two elite TE’s.

  50. By jdixon on Nov 3, 2011 | Reply

    i have been a viking fan and nfl fan since 1969 and ap is without a doubt the best rb i have ever seen if he stays healthy he will be the best rb in my lifetime

  51. By Joner on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    @ Paul M

    Ponder is far from ‘elite’ and won’t be in the next 2-3 years, if ever.

    Where are the ‘elite’ TE’s you speak of? Last time i checked, we have neither Dallas Clark, Antonio Gates, Vernon Davis, Tony Gonzalez, J Finley (hate to say that) or Jermaine Gresham.

    Shiancoe is a good player but not in their league and Rudolph is an unproven rookie who could be very good…but elite? Not so sure…

    Until we draft a franchise LT (Kalil/Martin) and at least 2 DB’s, Green Bay and Detroit will still be better than us.

    Titus- as usual, what have you been smoking?

  52. By truther on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    If we had a real big speedy deep threat with great hands our O line would play much harder and better. You see , Just knowing that if you do your job every down , you can score on the ground and in the air from any field position 70% of the time. There has to be a payoff for there effort on every down. Funny how this is the case on other teams that have a good RB and Great WR surounded by more good recievers. And of course a good to great QB. An average O line blocking for good to great talent always comes together as a unit and play great as a unit. Most of the NFL players are equal in size and strentgh at there positions. What seperates them is mental toughness and football smarts. I will give you 3 great athletes for every 1 good Football player. 90% of these great athletes taken in the draft will spend half there pro career on IR because they are as fragile as thuroughbreds, Football players are big boned and durable.

  53. By truther on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    Thats 5 posts that havent post . Whats up.

  54. By truther on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    I made 5 posts about C ponder Being the next Joe Montana that didnt post. Oh well, I will be proven right 3 years from now.

  55. By Kristofer Debenedictis on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    ok AP is the best. But im seeing on here that ponder will dethrone rodgers next year, really?? Ive been a vikes fan my whole life and ive never seen a QB like rodgers, the guy is the AP of the QB position, and i thinkg you have to wait and see if the rookie can for one stay healthy and two remain consistent, i love the optimism but pump the brakes.

  56. By garrett1212 on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    Anyone who questions that AP isn’t the best, is crazy. By far the best running back in the league since his rookie year. He simply does it all. Power, speed, cutting ability, catching, blocking, and really improved on fumbling issue. Most of all he has class and carries himself as a professional. There are other great running backs in the league, but none surpass AP. I believe he will be the best ever or top 3 at very least when his career is done.

  57. By steve on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    i’m pretty sure the vikings record would be at least 4-4 right now if they hadn’t went after mcnabb and gave rice a contract, those two mistakes can’t be erased but it will take me a long time to forget it, i mean seriously they didn’t even offer rice a contract that is pure idiocy.

  58. By Twoodsnvikes on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    Anyone else sick of hearing about Cam Newton as much as I am when we have a QB who is much better? I’ll use some statistics in my favor.
    -So far as a starter Ponder has won half his games, so winning percentage of 50%. Cam Newton has won only 25% of his games, so Ponder is twice as good in that category.
    -Lets look at the teams they have faced. The teams Ponder has started against have a combined record right now of 9-6, so a winning percentage of .600. Newton has faced teams with a combined record of 28-31 for a winning percentage of .475.
    So Ponder has twice the winning percentage against much more difficult teams, not to mention Ponder has the head to head win.

  59. By Daniel on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    But of course we have the best RB in the league. Those numbers say everything.

  60. By dp on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    forte has nothing on peterson !

  61. By Fontana Al on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    Every year there is a new challenge,2years ago they said Chris Johnson, Last year Arian Foster, this year Lesean McCoy,.But the constant in that conversation every year is Adrian Peterson.They mention new challengers every year, but he is always there standing tall, playing every game running,over and around people.It nice to have him on our team he is fun watching him make Viking and NFL history.

  62. By Rogerthevikefan on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    Chris Johnson, Arian Foster, Peyton Hillis, LeSean McCoy, and Matt Forte are OVER-RATED. No other RB demands the attention that AP does. No other RB can change a game the way AP does. Walter Payton and Jim Brown were awesome but when it is all said and done Peterson will be the GREATEST OF ALL TIME. Out of all possible FA WR Dwayne Bowe would be the best option.

  63. By Justin on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    @ Joner

    vernon davis and jermaine gresham elite TE’s? Gresham had a very decent rookie year and vernon davis has had 1.5 good seasons, and Dallas doesnt seem to be to elite without peyton.

    And if any owner could start there own real “fantasy Team” and pick any player for any position they want, I am 99% positive every single one would pick AP.

  64. By brent on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    i’ll say it again buy the team like the Packers which i loathe with all my heart, and put a smart group of minnesota sharpies in charge and sit back and enjoy success

  65. By CanadianVF on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    I know everyone likes to run down our offensive line day after day, week after week. I am one who thinks that our line is not as bad as everyone claims it is. We have two second year players who started as rookies last year and everyone wants to get rid of them now. Let them develop. We drafted some more help for the O – Line this past draft and they will develop also. We should use at least one high draft pick to get another good O – Lineman this year. Many teams in this league also claim they have problems with their O-Lines. I think our fans think our line is bad because Adrian gets stacked up a lot but it is because they have so many people in the box. Ponder seems to be getting time to throw and Adrian is right at the top in rushing. Our big weakness in my opinion is our pass coverage, but I cannot determine if it is the system we play or the players we have. It is probably both. I also think we need to replace Rice with a deep threat. I am wondering if the Vikings management felt that Rice would never regain his form after a pretty serious injury and hence a reluctance to give him a big long term contract.

  66. By jabbamonte on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    How about the best football player in the NFL?

  67. By Frederick Jones on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    @Paul M.,

    Hopefully Ponder is the answer at QB. How successful he will ultimately be depends a lot on the people around him.

    Incredible as it may seem the Vikings DRAFT TEAM may again draft/trade/buy players where we are already strong.

    Currently there is a push for defensive linemen. This may be the most important position next to QB. However is it possible that we might have a few to many??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  68. By Frederick Jones on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    We have to address the weaknesses on this team. Your c r u d d y DRAFT TEAM may again IGNORE THE OBVIOUS.

  69. By Frederick Jones on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    FANS REACTION TO LAST YEAR’S DRAFT….

    First Round….WHO/ Who / who!!!

    Second Round….A Tight End…..why did they draft a tight end??????

    Third Round…..WHY, WHY, WHY???? We need an offensive lineman
    you *&^&*^

    and on it went.

    Would it have been better to draft an OL rather than a TE in the Second Round?

    See next blog for answer….

  70. By Frederick Jones on Nov 4, 2011 | Reply

    to be continued next week….

    (I think you know the Titus/Sane answer)

  71. By JASunderpar on Nov 5, 2011 | Reply

    AD’s numbers are very good but as we all know, stats can be very misleading…. they don’t always tell the whole story. He has speed, strength, power, vision and moves but the fact that he captures so much attention to try and stop him plus having the respect of every NFL defense says all we need to know.

  72. By sandiamond on Nov 5, 2011 | Reply

    Fred we added a G and WR on the practice squad last week. Of course no one has ever heard of these two guys. Gotta gut feeling the vikings make a more impact roster move next week with the ongoing saga of Chris Cook

  73. By quietVikesfan on Nov 5, 2011 | Reply

    he might be good at running the ball…. but he has to be one of the worst when it comes to throwing a block for his QB

  74. By akbuff on Nov 5, 2011 | Reply

    greasy panda ur crazy the nfl was way tougher back then. sure guys now may be more athletic and stronger but the guys back then were way tougher.
    the rule changes have made it difficult 4 fans to get to know the toughness of a player but to sit here and say players are tougher now days a strongly disagree . also our society has been to soft the last couple decades as well

  75. By CanadianVF on Nov 5, 2011 | Reply

    We drafted a quarterback because we needed one. The good ones usually go high in the draft because they are the most important position on a football team. Just ask the Colts. We drafted a Tight End because he is very talented with great hands and we could be losing Shiancoe to free agency and Kleinsasser is getting to the end of his career. I do not have a problem with what we did last draft, I think it will prove in future years that it was the right thing to do.

  76. By DAveJr on Nov 6, 2011 | Reply

    @akbuff…… There is no absolute way of defining which generation is tougher or weaker… However. The NFL season is longer now then it has ever been and the pads available now days allow players to use there bodies as torpedos. I bet if we checked,,,, the injury rate has probably increased over the years. Some players are panzies… E.J. Henderson is one of the toughest I know. Broken leg and back out there again.. Most people never walk right after an injury like that.. Who’s Tougher????? Who Knows

  77. By dryes on Nov 7, 2011 | Reply

    This is the kind of story I like to hear. I think there is no doubt about it. Peterson is the best RB hands down and maybe ever depending on the remainder of his career. Wee need a little more O- line so he can tear it up even more. ALL DAY!!!!!!!!

  78. By MOHAMED ABBAS on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    WHO DARE YOU SAY FORTE HAS A REMOTE CHANCE OF BEING BETTER THAN ADRIAN “ALL DAY” PETERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  79. By Sean on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    PETERSON IS A BEAST. But to be honest he would be five times better if we had a deep threat wide reciever such as calvin johnson or andre johnson. I feel that we need to get a deep threat reciever this nfl draft. Then fix up our secondary which i believe looks better then last year. Its terrible that chris cook made that mistake because he was probably the best cb on our team this year. But we do those things and we Will BE UNSTOPPABLE NEXT YR = s bowl

  80. By Puckertrucker on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    As right as you are Mike if anyone disputes the facts as given, lets Ponder one more stat that you don’t give, and thats out of the TOP 100 players as selected by the NFL PLAYERS THEMSELVES ADRIAN PETERSON WAS VOTED AS THE 3RD TOP PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE ONLY OUT SCORED BY 2 QB’S AND TOM BRADY WAS ONE OF THEM. SO IN MY ESTIMATION All day is the best RB in the league hands down.

  81. By Kent K. on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    Adrian Peterson is incredible. I am from Oklahoma and everybody loved him on and off the field. Classy, fun and a great person besides his speed and ability to turn corners. Dependable, fast and strong. And considering that the opponents have less other things to key on, it goes to show his strength despite being their focus. DeMarco Murray is a similar threat and having a great year with Dallas. He may be AP’s biggest threat but 5 games or even a great year for Murray doesn’t make him another AP yet.

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