Adrian Peterson’s daughter can’t believe he lost to the Browns

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Just about everyone was surprised when the Browns turned in a great effort on Sunday and upset the Vikings in Minnesota. Among those who were the most surprised was the daughter of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Peterson wrote on Twitter that while he was relaxing at home with his girl, she suddenly blurted out that she couldn’t believe his team lost to the Browns.

Peterson had a decent game against the Browns, picking up 88 yards, but he needed 25 carries to get there and never broke a single run of longer than nine yards all game. The Browns’ defense did the same thing that every defense is doing against the Vikings, loading up to stop Peterson and daring Christian Ponder to beat them. So far that strategy is working: Peterson is averaging a career-low 4.1 yards a carry, and Ponder doesn’t look like he can beat anyone. Not even the Browns.

99 responses to “Adrian Peterson’s daughter can’t believe he lost to the Browns

  1. No offense intended, but has she not been paying attention the past couple years? He puts up big numbers and the “team” still loses games.

    Not really a shocker at this point.

  2. Losing to the Browns is the rock bottom of football. Losing to the Toronto Argonauts would be more honorable.

  3. From the same guy who said in this in the offseason:

    “I want to make it the 2,500 club. … It’s definitely out there. I feel like it’s definitely attainable. … Enjoy this last year because the record’s going down, with ease.”

    Focus on your team Adrian, not records. I would be SMH if I was a Vikings fan!

  4. Wait, this article confuses me. Did the Minnesota Vikings lose to the Browns on Sunday or did the Christian Ponder’s lose to the Browns? The city/state of Christian, where is that located again?

  5. wearethesteelers says:Sep 25, 2013 12:25 PM

    Losing to the Browns is the rock bottom of football. Losing to the Toronto Argonauts would be more honorable.
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    It used to be rock bottom. Now losing to the Steelers is rock bottom. I hope it stays that way.

  6. The “my daughter is laying here under me” is the part that requires explanation. I don’t care about the rest of it.

  7. Football has become way too much about the media, and stuf happening off the field.

    My Grandfathers wouldn’t even recognize the league anymore.

    Cue FilthyMcNasty and TokyoSandBlaster saying some Packer fan crap and dusting off their trophies when they are a game ahead of us in the standings.

    Blah, Blah, Blickety Blah.

    Vikes fan for life here. And last year may have been an anomoly. I said that last year as it was happening. A.P. is an amazing athlete, but that can’t be expected two years in a career, let alone back to back.

    We are better on paper this year than we were last year, but it hasn’t carried over to the field.

    Lot of games left to play. I suggest we all temper our expectations and take it for what it is. The best game men play. You will win some and lose some. The NFL should be recognized for the increase in league PARITY in the last five years.

    Jacksonville, Oakland, KC and Cleveland are all improving. Some slower than others.

    Maybe MN is experiencing a bump in the road, and we should look at trading Jared Allen AND Adrian Peterson while we can get some value out of them. I love A.P. but if he can get a ring in New England or something, its selfish to deprive him.

  8. Tap the brake there, Rick Spielman. When the Steelers have sucked for half a century, then they’ll be as lowly as the Browns. The Browns current claim to fame is that they barely didn’t get beat by Charlie Batch last year. The Ravens had to win the Super Bowl to wash away that honor.

  9. Vikings need to tank this year to get a top draft pick and get a franchise QB. This team has been looking for a QB for years… and since this league is all about passing, there is no chance with out a franchise QB.

  10. No..if the Steelers lose on Sunday ,THEY will say they hit rock bottom and Tomlins kids will say..”daddy I cannot beleive you guys lost to the Vikings and CHRISTINA”

  11. minnesoulja get over yourself..you guys are mouthing off on every article they put out about the Packers….and quit saying it’s Packer fans..the rest of us think you suck too

  12. ochospantalones says: Sep 25, 2013 12:29 PM

    The “my daughter is laying here under me” is the part that requires explanation. I don’t care about the rest of it.
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    Yeah…I was wondering that too…”laying here under me”

    Seems like it would be hard for her to talk with AP laying on top of her. Maybe somebody should tell him to buy a blanket or something…

  13. athwartships says:
    Sep 25, 2013 12:18 PM

    “No offense intended, but has she not been paying attention the past couple years? He puts up big numbers and the “team” still loses games.

    Not really a shocker at this point.”

    They made the playoffs last year…

  14. Even if the Brownies end up not getting a top 5 pick they still have two first rounders.Its all about how you pick,just ask the Raiders

  15. lol Vikings lost and it wasn’t even rigged against them. Packers got jobbed again. Wrong pre-game meal and tainted cincy officials. We were in “queen city” afterall. freaking idots

  16. billsfan1 says:
    Sep 25, 2013 12:25 PM
    neither can the browns… Brian HOyer is going to screw up that first pick…

    @billsfan1: I hope Hoyer does become the answer to the Browns QB problem. That will open up so many possibilities for the Browns on draft day. Way to early for that speculation though. On an additional note, I hate people disrespecting other teams on here, even the Steelers ( who I’m not a big fan of ). Browns fans are loyal and if they ever get rolling, it will be a sight to see.

  17. they were very sneaky those browns, the fake punt and fake field goal if they didnt do that the vikings would have won that game,
    The vikings are getting felton back and they will get out of there slump and start winning games,

  18. You want to talk about things I dont believe? Christian Ponder being an NFL QB. Anyone who watched him in college questioned whether or not he was even worthy of being a starting COLLEGE QB. The Vikings somehow decided he was worthy of a 1st rd pick, and even after 3 years of thoroughly proving he is nowhere near good enough to be starting in the NFL, they still trot him out there.

  19. wearethesteelers says:
    Sep 25, 2013 12:25 PM
    Losing to the Browns is the rock bottom of football. Losing to the Toronto Argonauts would be more honorable.
    *********************************************

    Better hope the steelers can do the same this weekend or you may not be able to catch those Browns in the standings!

  20. I refrain from calling guys idiot over the computer…..but you guys define the word if you think Adrian meant literally laying Under him.

    Maybe you’re trying to produce a funny?…because its not…

  21. his lead blocker has been out on suspension ask him that again when he has played with his lead blocker felton, thepunkyqb

  22. @rigg008

    Not a Vikes fan, but AP can dream about whatever he damn well pleases, that dude IS the Vikings. AP is the last dude on that team to criticize.

  23. As a Browns fan, it was a fun game. No doubt. The look of utter disbelief on Vikings fans was great. That said, as the local Minneapolis paper said, the Vikings considered this game to be “a lay-up.” I do think they took the Browns a bit lightly and thought they’d roll over once they scored on their opening drive. Browns are better than most people think, but they still should not have won this game. Two reasons Vikings lost aside from inspired Browns play and their stout rush defense: Ponder & their HC. If Ponder hits an open Jennings on 3rd down with 3 mins to go, Vikes win. A quality NFL QB makes that throw. And the HC did not have his team prepared to win. That fake FG for a TD was a pee wee league play and the Vikes got caught with their pants down (like Benjamin on that punt return)! It should have been flagged by the refs for illegal formation, but even the Vikings didn’t protest! How bad is that?!?!?!

    Even worse, the Browns had lost 14 of previous 15 road games!! Ouch!!!

    In the end, it was a hoot to watch the Browns win. Gutsy drive by Hoyer. I doubt he’s the answer at QB, but he certainly played with more decisiveness and hutzpah than Weeden.

  24. Did I just see a Bills fan comment on how bad the Browns are? Do you not realize that the Browns have actually made it to the playoffs in the 21st century, and Buffalo has not made it since 1999?

  25. Ponder has room for improvement but you are going to pin this loss on him? Vikings defense was torched by Brian Hoyer, including the game winning TD drive in the last 4 minutes.

  26. For the uninitiated, the phrase “Laying under someone” just means that they were laying down, snuggled up together. Nothing insidious here, his daughter was just laying in the crook of his arm. Get your minds out of the Sandusky.

  27. reesesteel23 says: …if you think Adrian meant literally laying Under him.

    So you are saying that he meant that figuratively? Maybe I am an idiot, but I have never heard the phrase “laying under” to mean anything other than “laying under”. Is there some other meaning? If so, then I would love to hear it.

  28. @wearethesteelers says:Sep 25, 2013 12:25 PM

    “Losing to the Browns is the rock bottom of football. Losing to the Toronto Argonauts would be more honorable.”

    Scoreboard.

  29. The Browns’ defense did the same thing that every defense is doing against the Vikings, loading up to stop Peterson and daring Christian Ponder to beat them. So far that strategy is working.
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    You can also replace Ponder with Roethlisberger in that sentence.

  30. If Trent Richardson is worth a 1st round pick, what would A.P. be worth? Can you imagine a backfield of Tom Brady and A.P.?

    A.P. is this generations Barry Sanders. He’s the best back of his generation wasted on a crappy team with no QB.

  31. I think Peterson is an arrogant, selfish, ego-maniacal me-first player.
    The media loves painting him as this great and humble workhorse, the second coming of Payton, but that’s insulting to Walter, who was a truly unselfish player.

    Whatever humility Adrienne may have once had, he lost after all the frenzied slobbering about last year’s bounce-back from injury.

    And the fact that the Vikes are this bad shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who isn’t delusional – they lucked their way into playoffs last year, off the technicality of a tie-breaker.

    Oh, and they’re not the only NFC North team due for a harsh dose of reality this season — packers are heading back down to earth soon, too. While they may still be the Golden Boys who can do no wrong for vast majority of the vapid media, the reality is they’ve ALREADY been surpassed in terms of talent by both the Bears and the Lions. This season will confirm the truth of that.

  32. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Sep 25, 2013 12:26 PM

    “Meanwhile, Clay Matthews’ daughter said, “I can’t believe you blew a 30-14 lead, Daddy.””

    Please try to stay on topic. This story is about the Vikings and a pathetic attempt to win against one of the league’s bottom dwellers. There are plenty of Packer boards where they are probably discussing this topic at this very minute, and you could actually be relevant.

  33. NoRespect says: Sep 25, 2013 1:15 PM

    reesesteel23 says: …if you think Adrian meant literally laying Under him.

    So you are saying that he meant that figuratively? Maybe I am an idiot, but I have never heard the phrase “laying under” to mean anything other than “laying under”. Is there some other meaning? If so, then I would love to hear it.
    _______________________________

    Maybe they were in bunk beds, and she was in the bottom bunk?

  34. mljohns says: …For the uninitiated

    Apparently, everyone I know is uninitiated. Where were you initiated that this phrase means anything other than “laying under”?

    …the phrase “Laying under someone” just means that they were laying down, snuggled up together.

    Um, no it doesn’t.

    I am not implying anything “insidious”, just that it is a strange phrase to use.

  35. Ouch, you know your team sucks when your own daughter chirps you about losing to the Browns! I’m not sure who this article is more insulting to, Vikings fans, or Browns fans.

  36. According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Browns have 4 NFL and 4 AAFC championships, that’d be 8 professional football championships since 1946. The Steelers have 6, all since 1974. While, the Steelers have been better the last 40 years, the Browns still have more championships…as well as a better winning percentage in their history (.538 vs.521).

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    fancyleague says:
    Sep 25, 2013 12:32 PM
    Tap the brake there, Rick Spielman. When the Steelers have sucked for half a century, then they’ll be as lowly as the Browns. The Browns current claim to fame is that they barely didn’t get beat by Charlie Batch last year. The Ravens had to win the Super Bowl to wash away that honor.

  37. The Vikings are a good example of what happens when you try to build your team around a running back. You still struggle without a franchise quarterback. And by the time they actually get one, Peterson will be out of his prime.

  38. Think Jennings is thinking that he would take Rodgers leadership skills now? 160yds in 3 games. Yea that is worth the money.

    I was told all off season about how good the Vikings are. Good luck starting over with a new QB and wasting the rest of AD’s prime while he develops.

  39. @deweyaxewound , the season is young. The Packers are still taking the division. The Bears have had 2 home games and barely got past these Vikings. Don’t count your chickens already.

  40. The more appropriate question his daughter should have asked is, daddy why are you throwing your career away in the Land of 10k Trailer Park Cesspools?

  41. deweyaxewound says:
    Sep 25, 2013 1:29 PM
    I think Peterson is an arrogant, selfish, ego-maniacal me-first player.
    The media loves painting him as this great and humble workhorse, the second coming of Payton, but that’s insulting to Walter, who was a truly unselfish player.
    ———————————————
    Walter Payton held a grudge against Mike Ditka until the day he died because William Perry had a TD rush in the Superbowl and he did not. The Bears won that game, and Payton was bitter because he didn’t get to score. So, you might want to backtrack a little there buddy.

  42. cobalt I am a viking fan and I dont go on every packer article and spout off about them, I am just sick of hearing about the vikings moving how many super bowl wins you have ect ect
    You cant say all viking fans do that

  43. fancyleague says:
    Sep 25, 2013 12:32 PM
    Tap the brake there, Rick Spielman. When the Steelers have sucked for half a century, then they’ll be as lowly as the Browns. The Browns current claim to fame is that they barely didn’t get beat by Charlie Batch last year. The Ravens had to win the Super Bowl to wash away that honor.
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    The steelers didn’t win a single championship for 40 years before their first superbowl, I’d say that counts as sucking for half a century…

  44. Peterson’s daughter might have been listening to those media talking heads more than she should have.

    While it is true that the Browns management gave up on this season after just two games, the Browns players did not give up.

    Browns fans should feel great about the effort from their players…but the Browns management, not so much to feel good about…they give up too quickly…kind of like losers.

  45. Green Bay Packer fan here. I love our rivalry our two teams have and think its a lot of fun how we give each other the business. I know a lot of you are down on Christian Ponder and the defense. But I got to tell you I admire Ponder for some things. He is one of the toughest guys I have seen play QB in a long time. He really puts it out there. He may not make the best decisions all the time but you will never question his desire to win. This guy will never whine like that guy in Chicago would….The other thing is you have lost 2 games late in the fourth quarter. With a couple breaks your 2-1. So chin up Viking fans. All is not lost…..Except of course….when you play the Packers. Then you are doomed jk. Good luck in London!

  46. wearethesteelers says:Sep 25, 2013 12:25 PM

    Losing to the Browns is the rock bottom of football. Losing to the Toronto Argonauts would be more honorable.

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    Oh, steelers fan. Be careful. You’re 0-3 and scare nobody. Wouldn’t be a bit surprised if the browns sweep you this year.

  47. cfeeley52 says:
    Sep 25, 2013 3:09 PM
    fancyleague says:
    Sep 25, 2013 12:32 PM
    Tap the brake there, Rick Spielman. When the Steelers have sucked for half a century, then they’ll be as lowly as the Browns. The Browns current claim to fame is that they barely didn’t get beat by Charlie Batch last year. The Ravens had to win the Super Bowl to wash away that honor.
    —————————————–
    The steelers didn’t win a single championship for 40 years before their first superbowl, I’d say that counts as sucking for half a century…

    ——————————————

    Championship? LOL, they were in ONE PLAYOFF game in all that time- in 1947, I believe. And they lost it.

    Even the Browns have done (far) better than one playoff loss in a 40 year span. I’m pretty sure that the Steelers patheticness over the course of 40 years is the absolute, all time low and most embarrassing losing streak *any* team will *ever* have. Rock bottom…

  48. I wasn’t surprised. The Browns actually match up quite well with the Vikings. The one thing that they have been able to do this year is stop the run. Their problems are all on the other end of the ball. The Viking’s arrogance helped too.

  49. Yeah, I’m with his daughter on this one; I can’t believe they lost to the Browns either.

    BTW, the Vikings did NOT move up to take Ponder. Can’t say it doesn’t gall me that they didn’t draft Kaepernick.

  50. Meanwhile, Greg Jennings’ sister is fuming over all the attention that Adrian Peterson’s daughter is receiving on Twitter.

  51. “A.P. is this generations Barry Sanders”

    I disagree. That would be LeSean McCoy. That’s not to take anything away from Peterson, but McCoy more mirrors Sanders’ slashing running style.

  52. conormacleod says: Sep 25, 2013 2:44 PM
    deweyaxewound says:
    Sep 25, 2013 1:29 PM
    I think Peterson is an arrogant, selfish, ego-maniacal me-first player.
    The media loves painting him as this great and humble workhorse, the second coming of Payton, but that’s insulting to Walter, who was a truly unselfish player.
    ———————————————
    Walter Payton held a grudge against Mike Ditka until the day he died because William Perry had a TD rush in the Superbowl and he did not. The Bears won that game, and Payton was bitter because he didn’t get to score. So, you might want to backtrack a little there buddy.

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    Payton’s disappointment was SITUATIONAL, and entirely appropriate, given all that he done for the Bears — being the best player on of the worst teams for nearly a decade before that moment.

    Also, Payton didn’t “hold a grudge until the day he died” – he let it go that same day, as is own bio (Never Die Easy) will tell you, just as he also forgave the reporters that alleged horrible things about him after he became ill — some said his liver diseas was a result of PEDs…others even suggested Payton had AIDS. Yet Payton forgave them all.

    There’s a reason the NFL Man of the Year Award was renamed the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2000 — and it’s not because Payton was selfish and “bitter” and kept grudges.

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