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Vikings squander another long Peterson run

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Leading 14-10 at the start of the third quarter, the Vikings had a chance to get some separation from the Packers.

And running back Adrian Peterson did his part, reeling off a 48-yard run after the opening kickoff went out of bounds.

After a four-yard run from Peterson put the ball at the Green Bay eight, quarterback Christian Ponder rolled right and then threw the ball into the end zone.

Unfortunately for Ponder and everyone else in purple, Packers safety Morgan Burnett was there.  And he caught the ball.  And now the Packers are driving.

Peterson currently has 178 yards on 15 carries.  He has 1,404 for the season.

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12 Responses to “Vikings squander another long Peterson run”
  1. taintedsaints2009 says: Dec 2, 2012 2:56 PM

    Bench ponder and send him home walking. That was beyond inexcusable. He is a joke and he probably just cost them the game right there.

    Cut him. That throw signifies how poor his decision making is. I’ve never, ever seen a good qb make a throw like that. I don’t care if randy moss or Jerry rice is back there, you don’t throw that pass.

    He does it all the time. Inexcusable picks. It’s not a secret why the Vikings pass offense is worst in the league. It’s not just that their receivers can’t get open, ponder rolls out and just throws up prayers.

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 2, 2012 2:56 PM

    Dumb pass by Ponder. Why not run…

  3. wludford says: Dec 2, 2012 2:58 PM

    Ponder needs a good talking to from the Vikings coaching staff. Pick it up, or warm the bench.

  4. canadianvikingfaniii says: Dec 2, 2012 2:59 PM

    That throw made me sick. I knew he would do that though…. Bench Ponder, he is terrible.

  5. mashoaf says: Dec 2, 2012 3:00 PM

    and people were worried that AP would not be able to start the season because of a bum knee…

  6. barroomhero80 says: Dec 2, 2012 3:07 PM

    Of course they did…. Ugh

  7. minnesotablizzard says: Dec 2, 2012 3:09 PM

    Joe Webb!

  8. peavey2 says: Dec 2, 2012 3:11 PM

    As much fun as it is to watch Peterson have a great game, it’s heartbreaking to see it get wasted like this. An average QB would make the Vikings a pretty good team. Just hard to watch.

  9. vavikingfan says: Dec 2, 2012 3:16 PM

    How much longer do they stick with Ponder. Now another bad pass.

  10. crazycane says: Dec 2, 2012 3:26 PM

    Ponder isn’t showing any improvement as games go by

  11. pateray64 says: Dec 2, 2012 4:57 PM

    Ponder is a bust, I’m tired of the waiting for him to develop, that throw cost us the game (2) Inexcusable Picks while we where in scoring position.

    Get Webb out there…

  12. axespray says: Dec 2, 2012 5:55 PM

    As a Packer Fan …. Peterson is the MVP this year.

    That team surrounding him is dumb

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