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Peterson made slight favorite over McCoy for rushing title

Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy AP

You can wager on a lot of things in Nevada, but you can’t wager on whether you believe Adrian Peterson or LeSean McCoy is the better player.

However, you can weigh in on whether Peterson or McCoy will be the NFL’s most productive player at his position in 2014, at least as measured by rushing yards.

Nevada linemaker / sports book operator CG Technology has set odds on the winner of the 2014 rushing title, and it’s Peterson, the Vikings’ star, who has been given the slight edge over McCoy, the Eagles’ standout.

CG Technology has installed Peterson as the 4-1 favorite to lead the league in regular season rushing yards, with McCoy the second choice at 5-1. The “field” — every other player who isn’t a wagering option — is 8-1.

Five backs — Jamaal Charles (10-1), Marshawn Lynch (12-1), Alfred Morris (12-1), Matt Forte (14-1) and Doug Martin (18-1) — have odds between 10- and 20-1, with every other back greater than 20-1.

Here is the complete list of CG’s rushing title odds as of June 11:

Adrian Peterson: 4-1.

LeSean McCoy: 5-1.

Field (all players not listed): 8-1.

Jamaal Charles: 10-1.

Marshawn Lynch: 12-1.

Alfred Morris: 12-1.

Matt Forte: 14-1.

Doug Martin: 18-1.

Arian Foster: 20-1.

Montee Ball: 22-1.

Eddie Lacy: 22-1.

Zac Stacy: 25-1.

Giovani Bernard: 30-1.

DeMarco Murray: 30-1.

Le’Veon Bell: 35-1.

Ryan Mathews: 35-1.

Andre Ellington: 40-1.

C.J. Spiller: 40-1.

Ben Tate: 40-1.

Toby Gerhart: 50-1

Rashad Jennings: 50-1.

Chris Johnson: 50-1.

Frank Gore: 60-1.

Stevan Ridley: 60-1.

Steven Jackson: 75-1.

Bishop Sankey: 75-1.

DeAngelo Williams: 80-1.

Chris Ivory: 100-1.

Fred Jackson: 100-1.

Maurice Jones-Drew: 100-1.

Darren McFadden: 100-1.

Lamar Miller: 100-1.

Knowshon Moreno: 100-1.

Trent Richardson: 100-1.

Bernard Pierce: 100-1.

Pierre Thomas: 100-1.

Joique Bell: 125-1.

Reggie Bush: 125-1.

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51 Responses to “Peterson made slight favorite over McCoy for rushing title”
  1. GenXJay says: Jun 12, 2014 5:21 PM

    Fatty Lacy: 22-1. blowpackblow.

  2. mortwannabe says: Jun 12, 2014 5:23 PM

    It’s a passing league. The Vikes can’t pass. The will run the poor guy into the ground.

  3. ariani1985 says: Jun 12, 2014 5:28 PM

    And Turd Bay is stuck with a second year “Lazy” running back who refuses to show up for camp in shape….between Erins small hands, the clown music playing at practice and the laughing stock defense what is really going on there?????

  4. unbiasednflfan says: Jun 12, 2014 5:32 PM

    Norv as the OC, guarnateed Adrian is the top rusher. Teddy will start week 1, you don’t know what you’re talking about if you think otherwise. Having a qb that can actually play this position at an above average level will only help Adrian. Norv + Teddy + Adrian being Adrian = another rushing title for the best running back in the league.

  5. FlashPatterson says: Jun 12, 2014 5:38 PM

    I would’ve taken that bet on CJ Spiller before last season. Ready for a breakout my arse. Ready to ruin my fantasy team along with his buddy Steven Ridley is more like it.

  6. bearshaterseverywhere says: Jun 12, 2014 5:42 PM

    Reggie Bush dead last! He either fumbles or is hurt.

    He did well against a 3rd string D Line and 2nd String Rookie LB’s against the Bears last year though…..lol.

  7. 1973to1991packerssuckedbigtime says: Jun 12, 2014 5:49 PM

    Could have used a good running back on the Packers from 1973 to 1991. They only had one winning season for that 18 year stretch.

  8. 702vikes says: Jun 12, 2014 5:49 PM

    AP willl be the best in the league at his position once again.. best back anyones seen in the last 15 years

  9. ragnarthemagnificent says: Jun 12, 2014 5:50 PM

    Why is Eddie Lacy even on the list?

  10. 702vikes says: Jun 12, 2014 5:50 PM

    your hi if you dont think AP is the best in the league

  11. ravenswhat says: Jun 12, 2014 5:51 PM

    That Richardson pick is intriguing at 100-1. Now that he has a full season to learn the Colts offense? Not a bad pick IMO.

  12. distracted9 says: Jun 12, 2014 5:53 PM

    As a huge Philly fan I absolutely love McCoy but I can’t deny Peterson is the better back.. that’s not a slight at McCoy that’s just mass props to Peterson. . The man runs violently b!tch slapping defenders along the way.. with that being said I feel McCoy fits our scheme better than Peterson would and I think for us McCoy is a better fit.

  13. stunzeed5 says: Jun 12, 2014 5:54 PM

    ALMO #HTTR

  14. jcbadger34 says: Jun 12, 2014 5:57 PM

    Headline about a Vikings player, two of the first three posts are by Vikings fans…… and they’re talking about the Packers.

    I think Vikings fans love the Packers even more than Packers fans. That’s the only thing that could explain this level of obsession.

  15. distracted9 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:14 PM

    Honestly a lot of McCoy’s success comes from Jason Peters.. in my eyes there isn’t a better left tackle in the league. He makes everyone around him better.. 2 years ago when Peters was out with the ACL you never heard McCoy’s name.. Evan Mathis before being paired with Peters wasn’t even a consideration for most teams now he’s considered one of the top 5 guards in the league.. Props to the man Peters!

  16. bobnelsonjr says: Jun 12, 2014 6:17 PM

    Yards on the ground only.

    McCoy may have more total yards.

    Some mention of Lacy but Lacy’s yards will happen in garbage time when the Packers are sitting on a huge lead.

    That is not the same as Peterson’s garbage time yards when opposing defenses sitting on a lead gleefully don’t mind Peterson running out the clock on the vikings.

    Monte Ball could be a choice if you are betting on a Peyton Manning injury.

    Frankly, running back don’t matter too much.

  17. beerbratscheese says: Jun 12, 2014 6:39 PM

    Peterson can have the rushing title. Lacy and his team will have the NFC North title……again.

  18. scrp2 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:49 PM

    100 to 1 ??? What???

    Trust me, Knowshon’s gonna have the last laugh.

  19. habeeb08 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:50 PM

    NO odds on ray rice? Or do they think hes worse than all the guys listed here?

  20. infinitig says: Jun 12, 2014 6:54 PM

    If AD ever gets a quarterback they can lay odds on who is coming in second.

  21. lscratchingthesurface says: Jun 12, 2014 6:57 PM

    Jamaal Charles Is Amazing! I see him making a challenge to McCoy and Peterson. Jamaal may be the most complete back in the league! Plus, he never complains and does his job. No hold-outs for JC #25

  22. thegrigga49 says: Jun 12, 2014 7:15 PM

    I have more respect for Frank Gore than any NFL player. Year after year people write him off and he just keeps making pro bowls.

  23. stellarperformance says: Jun 12, 2014 7:32 PM

    What they say: “Our Vikings are superb in all manner of speaking. The Packers are barely worthy of our insults and putdowns.”

    What they mean: “Who are we kidding?”

  24. gromgrimfist says: Jun 12, 2014 8:00 PM

    Is Peterson going back on the PEDs this season? Like he was on in 2013 when he rushed for 500 more yards then he ever had before after coming back from a serious knee injury in record time (when most players use PEDs to help recover from injuries) He got the idea from Joe Maurer though who did the same thing the season before in baseball. When he hit almost as many homeruns in a month as he ever had in a season prior to that then some how magically couldn’t hit homeruns for the rest of the year after that month was up. But Peterson should win the rushing title every year though once you break through the line you have like 1-2 guys to beat. I dream of McCoy having to beat 1 guy in the open field lol please put 9 in the box against him. you notice Peterson normally has 1 big run a game and the rest are 1-3 yards mix in 10-15 here or there but he has like 1 20+ yard run where he get a third to half his yards for the game. You don’t get a wide open path to the endzone against 6-7 in the box.

  25. slick50ks says: Jun 12, 2014 8:03 PM

    If Jamaal got enough carries he’d blow them all away.

    As it is, he’ll easily have the best YPC.

    There is no better back in the league.

  26. babygaga19 says: Jun 12, 2014 8:33 PM

    Once again, the Raiders have proven themselves to be the worst team in All of Sports. There is reason they call you the worst.

    Only in Joakland. God, your team is a joke. And hey, if Im lying to you, sue me. ThAT WILL bE FUN.

    BABY ESQ.

  27. jimthebuilder27 says: Jun 12, 2014 8:35 PM

    Enjoy more individual awards Vikings fans. I’ll take going to the playoffs and a chance at more Super Bowls!

    The difference between Packers fans and the classless Vikings fans….we expect to be in Super Bowl contention. You brag when your players get Pro Bowls!

  28. thereyougo2 says: Jun 12, 2014 8:41 PM

    Heavy betting on Alfred Morris.

  29. lks311 says: Jun 12, 2014 8:53 PM

    bearshaterseverywhere says:
    Jun 12, 2014 5:42 PM
    Reggie Bush dead last! He either fumbles or is hurt.
    —–
    Casual fan, I assume. You do realize that Reggie Bush was 8th in the league in total yards from scrimmage, right? Bush is 125-1, as is his backfield partner, Joique Bell (32nd YFS), because they carry the load together.

  30. phillyphannnn83 says: Jun 12, 2014 9:05 PM

    Soooo I can place $100 on AP, $100 on McCoy, and $100 on the “Field” and still make at least $100 guaranteed? Might have to add a couple zeros then!!

  31. JSpicoli says: Jun 12, 2014 9:41 PM

    I think Pocket Hercules is a bargain at 100-1. Should be closer to 30-1 for a 29 year old dude who has won the rushing title within the past 2 years.

  32. watermelon1 says: Jun 12, 2014 9:45 PM

    I think Michael Vick leads the league in rushing this year.

    Rashad Jennings a close 2nd.

  33. 6250claimer says: Jun 12, 2014 10:16 PM

    Ellington won’t win the title, but look for him to have a HUGE year this year.. including catching a lot of passes. He’ll be an absolute beast in fantasy leagues. MARK IT!

  34. skins1970 says: Jun 12, 2014 10:44 PM

    I’m a Skins fan but let’s get real he’s not better then AP it’s not even close at this point, If Alfred Morris proves he can catch maybe we can have this talk in 2 or 3 years.

  35. realmenwearstripes says: Jun 13, 2014 12:58 AM

    Gio Bernard is going to open some eyes this season.

  36. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 13, 2014 1:48 AM

    Le’Veon, thanks ahead of time for that $35K windfall.

  37. cornersss says: Jun 13, 2014 2:28 AM

    Lamar miller has never broken 1000 yards, how is Reggie Bush last?

    Reggie Bush has so much heart id never bet he would be last in anything. The dolphins worst move of the last 3 years,letting Reggie Bush walk for nothing. Literally nothing,in his prime.

  38. hanklin89 says: Jun 13, 2014 2:36 AM

    If he can stay healthy.

  39. eaglesw00t says: Jun 13, 2014 7:51 AM

    Understandable.

    Peterson is an animal, there is no denying that. But, as mentioned, he always has that one big run per game, where the 8 men in the box are blitzing, or just plain blocked, and he blows past them and there is nobody behind.

    McCoy always faces defenses with deep safeties. Its the reason he doesnt get more long TDs. For the Eagles, McCoy is a better fit. And considering his age, he is the perfect back for Chip Kellys offense. Add Sproles to that, and it takes away some of Shadys carries, and some of his yards.

    So its hard NOT to think Peterson wins the rushing title if he stays healthy.

  40. sonofad says: Jun 13, 2014 8:50 AM

    What are the odds of Peterson being able to finish the season for only the 2nd time in the last 4 years?

  41. tokyofilthblaster says: Jun 13, 2014 8:54 AM

    I don’t think Packer fans care much about the rushing title. There are far bigger prizes being contended for in Green Bay.

    #14

  42. gobirds11 says: Jun 13, 2014 9:19 AM

    wow, that’s a sad list. after “skittles the beast” the rest are hit or miss at best.

    compared to this list from early/mid 80s, today’s RBs are pikers: payton, campbell, dorsett, wilbert montgomery, franco, marcus allen, dickerson, riggins, billy sims, OJ anderson (when he was with the cardinals). hell, even george rogers and chuck muncie.

    THOSE guys were RBs that defenses had to prepare for. miss those days…

  43. hudgeliberal says: Jun 13, 2014 10:51 AM

    If DeMarco Murray had the carries of AP or McCoy he would take the title,just hope the Linehan will tune Garrett out and RUN THE D*** BALL!!

  44. emoney826 says: Jun 13, 2014 11:30 AM

    The bigger question is, what has the Minnesota Vikings done from their first year in 1961 until now? How many titles do they have? And let’s be real..nobody cares about division titles. It’s all about championships.

    Anyone?

    Anyone?

  45. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 13, 2014 12:49 PM

    That’s a picture of Peterson consoling McCoy after the Vikings beat the Eagles 48-30. Peterson isn’t in uniform because he was hurt. Matt Asiata outplayed McCoy that day.

  46. bearshaterseverywhere says: Jun 13, 2014 5:17 PM

    lks311 says:
    Jun 12, 2014 8:53 PM
    bearshaterseverywhere says:
    Jun 12, 2014 5:42 PM
    Reggie Bush dead last! He either fumbles or is hurt.
    —–
    Casual fan, I assume. You do realize that Reggie Bush was 8th in the league in total yards from scrimmage, right? Bush is 125-1, as is his backfield partner, Joique Bell (32nd YFS), because they carry the load together.

    Actually I do realize it and Reggie still finished behind a Bears WR!!!! Alshon Jeffery was 7th. Matt Forte was 3rd and Reggie will never touch him.

    2 seasons above .500 since 2000 and 1 of those seasons (’08) you went 0-16….lol….yea I’m a causal fan though…

    The Lions sweep the Bears and finish behind them in the division race, dude give it up he is 125-1 because he fumbles a lot and he’s waaaaaaaay overrated. Lions Blow!

  47. jayfish6402 says: Jun 13, 2014 10:14 PM

    As much skill as Peterson has, he is 29. Around this age, running backs start to lose their skill dramatically. Emmitt Smith might not have broken down when he was 29 or 30, but Adrian Peterson is not Emmitt. Here’s my list:
    1. LeSean McCoy
    2. Jamaal Charles
    3. Marshawn Lynch
    4. Adrian Peterson
    5. Eddie Lacy

  48. jayfish6402 says: Jun 13, 2014 10:15 PM

    I forgot Alfred Morris. He is 2nd, ahead of Charles

  49. drohanimal says: Jun 14, 2014 1:00 AM

    Foles will win the rushing title.

  50. bearshaterseverywhere says: Jun 14, 2014 12:24 PM

    @ jayfish6402

    Your list is fantasy, the true stats from 2013 are as follows:

    1) LeSean McCoy – 1607 yds
    2) Matt Forte – 1339 yds
    3) Jamaal Charles – 1287 yds
    4) Alfred Morris – 1275 yds
    5) Adrian Peterson – 1266 yds
    6) Marshawn Lynch – 1257 yds
    7) Ryan Matthews – 1255 yds
    8) Eddie Lacy – 1178 yds
    9) Frank Gore – 1128 yds
    10) DeMarco Murray – 1121 yds

  51. imnotsorryisaidthat says: Jun 15, 2014 7:41 PM

    Peterson was..Shady is

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