Adrian Peterson bulls his way to Player of the Week honors

AP

Adrian Peterson probably wishes the Vikings were in the NFC West.

The last two times he has faced the Arizona Cardinals, Peterson has been named the offensive player of the week in his conference.  For his 153 rushing yards on 23 carries and one touchdown on Sunday against Arizona, Peterson secured his sixth career player of the week award.

Last year against the Cardinals, Peterson scored three first-quarter touchdowns and gained 122 rushing yards in winning the weekly award.

Packers fans may disagree with the selection, given that Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 30 of 37 passes of (81.2 percent) for 342 yards and three touchdowns, good for a 132.2 passer rating.

Through seven games, Peterson has 652 rushing yards, three touchdowns, and zero (yes, zero) lost fumbles.  His performance against the Cardinals gives Peterson 29 career 100-yard rushing games, tying him with Robert Smith for the most in franchise history.

Most importantly, Peterson is running like he always did, torn ACL be damned.

27 responses to “Adrian Peterson bulls his way to Player of the Week honors

  1. Good for your Adrian!

    Also, its Week 8. It would be nice if the in-game commentators stopped making a big issue out of Adrians knee. He should have hushed already during Week 1.

  2. Rodgers did that against a terrible defense, Peterson did that against a top 5 defense. Great game by both though.

  3. Frazier28/7 says:
    Oct 24, 2012 1:09 PM
    Rodgers did that against a terrible defense, Peterson did that against a top 5 defense. Great game by both though

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    Top 5 defense…as Buffalo ran for 165 yards the week before against AZ defense…

  4. What a specimen AP is !!!! He looks good as new to me and looks like he will get stronger with every passing game….. Warrior in every sense of the word

  5. The voters are more than likely taking into account AP just came off of ACL repair 10 months ago. He is proving doubters wrong he is just as good as before. If Adrian doesn’t win comeback player of the year no one deserves it.

    Keep on trucking, AP!

  6. Not a Vikings or Packers fan but there isn’t a question in my mind. QB’s wear skirts and RB’s carry a lunch bucket to work. That’s why baseball has the Cy Young for pitchers and MVP for players, there should be a distinction like this in football too.

  7. We’ll see what he can do tomorrow against the top rated run defense in the NFL.

    3.1 yards per carry allowed.

    Cam Newton, RG3, Jamaal Charles, DeMarco Murray, Alfred Morris…AP?

  8. “Warrior in every sense of the word”

    I don’t think that word means what you think it does.

    I agree with you, though…AD looks as good as ever.

  9. Frazier28/7 says:Oct 24, 2012 1:09 PM

    Rodgers did that against a terrible defense, Peterson did that against a top 5 defense. Great game by both though

    Rodgers did that against the 10th ranked team in total defense so what you said doesnt carry any weight

  10. They’re both great players, and not many people will remember who won in a couple of weeks anyway, so…

  11. Good job Adrian!!

    In 2007 vs. #7 ranked rush defense, he put up 296 and 3td’s. He seems to shine vs. stingy rush defenses.

  12. thetokyosandblaster says:
    Oct 24, 2012 3:56 PM
    Now he won’t score for another 7 or 8 weeks.
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    If that’s the case then don’t let anyone ever say you don’t have anything in common with Adrian Peterson.

  13. Hey, Vikings fans, if I were you, I would seriously worry after the Cardinals game. You will run into some teams that can stop your RB, and then all you will have left is your QB. He didn’t look like an offensive machine to anybody.

  14. razier28/7 says:
    Oct 24, 2012 1:09 PM
    Rodgers did that against a terrible defense, Peterson did that against a top 5 defense. Great game by both though.

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    Your right, the Rams are terrible on D. They were 4th in points and 10th in yards heading into the game against Rodgers.

    If you’re going to talk smack, at least have a clue what your talking about

    Idiot

    Having seen Rodgers first hand, i am stunned he didn’t win it.

  15. briandorry55 says: Oct 24, 2012 1:53 PM

    We’ll see what he can do tomorrow against the top rated run defense in the NFL.

    3.1 yards per carry allowed.

    Cam Newton, RG3, Jamaal Charles, DeMarco Murray, Alfred Morris…AP?
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    Settle down now, Tonto…..

    Demarco Murray? The stud of the #24 Dallas rushing attack? Seattle and Chicago did the same thing to him.

    Alfred Morris gained 5.4/carry on his way to 113 yds against the Bucs. You might not want to draw attention to that one…. And there were 2 rushing TDs allowed in that loss.

    Don’t forget that Andre Brown picked up 5.5/carry against your Bucs. he scored in that Bucs loss, too.

    Speaking of TDs, do you know how many teams have given up fewer rushing TDs than the Bucs? I do. 14. and 6 more share that #15 rank with the Bucs.

    And are you seriously bragging about shutting down the running of QBs? Yeah….next you’ll be touting your offensive line for not allowing CBs to get sacks.

    When the Bucs average 3.1/carry and less than 9 TDs/yr over 3 SEASONS like the Vikes did from ’06-’08, then you can come brag to us. Until then, take it elsewhere.

  16. Yea I think A-Rod should just win everything …. Talk about poor sports haha …anyone with a shred of honesty knows AP worked his tail off to be where he is up to week 7 and that’s definitely more the Rodgers did in that 10mth span

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