Adrian Peterson gets game’s first touchdown, to go with rushing crown

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Adrian Peterson had earned the NFL rushing title without playing a down tonight.

Now, he has something extra to go with it.

Peterson scored the game’s first touchdown in the third quarter, giving the Vikings a 13-3 lead over the Packers.

He’s had to work for every yard tonight, but as long as he didn’t lose yards he wasn’t going to lose the league lead in rushing yards, as he entered the game with a 16-yard cushion over Tampa Bay’s Doug Martin.

If this lead holds up, the Vikings would win the NFC North title and face the Seahawks at home next week, sending the Packers to Washington.

59 responses to “Adrian Peterson gets game’s first touchdown, to go with rushing crown

  1. All the sudden the NFC North is the weakest division in the NFL. Funny how the worm has turned. It looks like neither team wants to win. Packers would rather go to DC than have to play Minnesota again next week. The Vikings would rather go back to Green Bay than to host the Seahawks. Hilarious. Neither team will win on wildcard weekend.

  2. The Packers are playing sloppy football. Mistakes on the line, penalties, shoddy routes.

    The Vikings, on the other hand, look like they came to play. The thing that surprises me, is that they are tackling incredibly well.

    Usually the Packers are good at making halftime adjustments, but it doesn’t look good tonight.

  3. What is really funny is the announcers are talking about other games and other teams already. Half way though the 3rd and the Chiefs and Bengal are more interesting. Funny.

  4. Both teams are one and done… unless the Packers win this, then one of these teams get a one week reprieve until getting stomped by a real playoff team.

  5. Looks like the Vikes brought their own refs.

    I really hope they don’t choke next week against the Seahawks.

    After all, the Vikings will be the higher seed.

    Wouldn’t want to hear “choke” all off season, right?

  6. You know your, currently, the best when all you have to do is show up with your shoes tied when walking out of the tunnel & set the NFL. record

  7. Refs are doing everything they can to keep the Packers in this one. Phantom Offside, Uncalled Holding, and the last time I knew, picks by Receivers were illegal, except in Packer land! What a laugher!

  8. Why are there so many Viking fans with usernames that relate to the Packers, Lambeau, cheese, Eddie Lacy, Aaron Rodgers, and Mike McCarthy? Are they all one immature person with multiple usernames, or are those posters just more fixated on hating the Packers than cheering for the Vikings?

  9. No dog in this fight but GB looks like the worst playoff team in either the NFC or AFC. The team can’t do anything offensively and Rodgers looks bad. We can chalk ot up to a bad year but their are other teams with significantly less offensive talent doing just fine. Just look across the ball or look at Seattle who doesn’t have a primier offensive player playing outside if Wilson on offense. Rodgers being that he’s the reigning mvp is looking like a scheme specific qb this season. I stress this season but he’s been Putrid you can blame whoever you want he’s playing awful. Their defense is spotty and with their offensive struggles they can’t sit back with a lead and play consistent ball.

    I’m just surprised to see Rodgers suck this long he’s SUCKED it’s harsh to say but it’s true.

  10. tleach34 says:
    Jan 3, 2016 10:45 PM

    I love how every time Mike Zimmer is on National Television he is caught on camera doing a farmers blow…. 2 weeks in a row.
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    It is a little Minnesota Cheese topping for you.

  11. Rhodes is grabbing Jones like he is a love boat stripper…
    HaHa… gotta luv that Michaela and Collinsworth both think the Packers are getting jobbed by the refs.
    Jobbed by the refs and getting molested by Vikings… what a night.

  12. lambeaudungbarn says:
    Jan 3, 2016 10:58 PM
    tleach34 says:
    Jan 3, 2016 10:45 PM

    I love how every time Mike Zimmer is on National Television he is caught on camera doing a farmers blow…. 2 weeks in a row.
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    It is a little Minnesota Cheese topping for you.
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    People in Minnesota eat snot? Wow, talk about a culinary destination.

  13. kvnhlstd says:
    Jan 3, 2016 11:00 PM

    Rhodes is grabbing Jones like he is a love boat stripper…
    HaHa… gotta luv that Michaela and Collinsworth both think the Packers are getting jobbed by the refs.
    Jobbed by the refs and getting molested by Vikings… what a night.
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    GB getting jobbed by the refs? lol

    What about the first drive of the game? Offsides on GB, flag thrown, then picked up? Just because AP got the first down?

    Then MN offsides, but flag wasn’t picked up?

    As dirty and as big of a crybaby paytaker is, i’d be ashamed to have him on the team I root for!

  14. jerrykill4pres says:
    Jan 3, 2016 11:09 PM
    kvnhlstd says:
    Jan 3, 2016 11:00 PM

    Rhodes is grabbing Jones like he is a love boat stripper…
    HaHa… gotta luv that Michaela and Collinsworth both think the Packers are getting jobbed by the refs.
    Jobbed by the refs and getting molested by Vikings… what a night.
    ————————————————————–

    GB getting jobbed by the refs? lol

    What about the first drive of the game? Offsides on GB, flag thrown, then picked up? Just because AP got the first down?

    Then MN offsides, but flag wasn’t picked up?

    As dirty and as big of a crybaby paytaker is, i’d be ashamed to have him on the team I root for!

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    Child beaters are just fine though.

    You have to be so proud!

  15. rodgers gets tackled by the ankles and starts looking around for roughing the passer. this diva is unreal

    kvnhlstd says:
    Jan 3, 2016 11:00 PM
    Rhodes is grabbing Jones like he is a love boat stripper…
    HaHa… gotta luv that Michaela and Collinsworth both think the Packers are getting jobbed by the refs.
    Jobbed by the refs and getting molested by Vikings… what a night.

    i knew the excuse wagon would come out

  16. jerrykill4pres says:
    Jan 3, 2016 11:09 PM

    As dirty and as big of a crybaby paytaker is, i’d be ashamed to have him on the team I root for!
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    Instead, you proudly cheer for a team that relies on a child abuser to be their star – goes to show what kind of a person you are.

  17. Rhodes is grabbing Jones like he is a love boat stripper…
    HaHa… gotta luv that Michaela and Collinsworth both think the Packers are getting jobbed by the refs.
    Jobbed by the refs and getting molested by Vikings… what a night.

    i knew the excuse wagon would come out

    No excuse by me… those words were spoke by the announcers. If we get beat, we get beat, unlike your ilk who whine that its everybody fault by your teams.

  18. It’s so cute that moronic minnesotans call me the worst person on these boards, yet condone people who have names of Wisconsin Serial Killers.

    You may want to grow up. If the Vikings win, and it looks like they might, I’ll be back to take my lumps and congratulate the Vikings.

    Vikings fans would NEVER do the same.

    That’s why we will always be better.

    >

  19. Viking fans saying Rodgers has small hands, but it was their player who got stripped by a kicker.

  20. Congrats to the Vikings – 2015 NFC North Champions. All jabs aside, the rivalry is clearly alive and well between the Pack and the Vikes. Tonight wasn’t a good game, but Minnesota was definitely the better team.

  21. Look out Vikings,Seattle defense going to pummel Bridgewater next week.38-7 last meeting and viking offense was scoreless.TD was a kick return.One and done.I know,i know……so will the Packers.Misery loves company.

  22. Wow, not sure what to think about this game. Weird ending. I predicted 9-7 for the Vikings, I think they are a year ahead of schedule. It’ll be surprising if they can compete with the Seahawks, but with 10 rookies it’s clear they are going to be a great team for the next 5 years or so.

  23. Actually the Packers won after it all ended. yes, they didn’t get the division title, but the Vikings have to play Seattle (good luck) and the Packers have to play Washington. Suck to be a Viking’s fan and player. The Vikings are going to get killed again. It would have been nice to play the Vikings again and beat them three times, but it didn’t happen. I will read all the Viking’s fans comments after next Sunday’s game.

  24. All you Viking fans can’t say much until you actually win the Super Bowl. A division title is nothing compared to a Super Bowl win. Vikings can’t say they know the feeling of winning a Super Bowl. Viking fans can say anything about the Packers, but you can’t ever take away the Lambeau Trophy.

  25. Would much rather play WASH then SEA. SEA has looked pretty hot the last few weeks.

    Zim has been very impressive. I think even super loyal Vikes fans would not have predicted this level of success.

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