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Zimmer: Adrian Peterson has torn meniscus, still evaluating options

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) talks with head coach Mike Zimmer, left, after getting injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, in Minneapolis. Peterson hobbled out of the stadium on crutches. Sam Bradford was shaking his left hand in pain for most of the game. The Vikings took their lumps in a 17-14 win over the Packers on Sunday night, largely due to an offensive line that is struggling to protect the team's playmakers.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) AP

It didn’t look good last night, when Adrian Peterson was being carried to the locker room unable to put any weight on his right leg.

But Vikings coach Mike Zimmer isn’t prepared to rule out his star running back for this week quite yet.

Zimmer told KFAN’s Dan Barrerio a few moments ago that Peterson suffered a torn meniscus last night against the Packers, and that the team doesn’t have a timetable for his return yet.

While it would appear a longshot that he’d play this week against the Panthers, it also seems like good news, considering what it looked like last night.

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  1. minnesotablizzard says: Sep 19, 2016 2:49 PM

    Weird feeling about the Vikings this year. Zimmer is magic.

  2. snikerbotloot says: Sep 19, 2016 2:50 PM

    I think anyone with two eyes watching the game last night knows AP isn’t going to play week 3. But more power to Zimmer for creating the illusion. Never make it easy on an opponent. He’ll be out at least a month w/ a torn meniscus.

  3. doctorrustbelt says: Sep 19, 2016 2:51 PM

    I do not celebrate injuries… but… Minnesota and the NFL will be better WITHOUT adrian peterson.

  4. jjb0811 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:53 PM

    Time to cane AP, find out how much of a man he really is or claims to be.

  5. brewdogg says: Sep 19, 2016 2:54 PM

    Torn meniscus is no joke…. Sure he could push it back, but that’s long-term loss. Take a few weeks.

  6. jtainter23 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:54 PM

    This is all about pain tolerance. I had a torn meniscus and played on it throughout softball season. At times it felt great and at times it was extremely painful…felt like fire. Seeing I’m no Adrian Peterson Im sure they will see how long he can play on it and look to repair it in the offseason. If he needs to repair it surgically now…its probably a 4 week recovery.

  7. gtodriver says: Sep 19, 2016 2:55 PM

    As soon as it’s humanly possible – AP will be back.

    No PED’s needed…

  8. shaggytoodle says: Sep 19, 2016 2:56 PM

    They should have traded him when he came back from the exempt list. RBs of that skill are a luxury in today’s NFL.

    He has lost a step over 30 and continues to get more and more banged up

  9. hauts81 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:59 PM

    Sucks for Bradford. He gets on the field and AD gets hurt right away. If he can get it repaired and not miss too much time I’d rather he go that route than try to play through it. We need him at full strength.

  10. favrelous says: Sep 19, 2016 2:59 PM

    That feeling when your starting QB goes down: uh oh

    That feeling when purple Jesus goes down: uh oh

    That feeling when starting CB and DL is out: uh oh

    That feeling when your new qb hS 2 weeks w/ team: uh oh

    That feeling when the almighty Zimmer BAM purple packer eaters crush the collective dreams of our WI friends: ahhhhh ha ha ha ha ha, woooooooooooooooo. Ahhhhhhh, ha ha ha

  11. yesser12 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:59 PM

    Why play on it and risk a career ender with more hits on it?

    Get the surgery on it, probably knock him out for most of the season, but at least you can walk and play eventually.

  12. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 19, 2016 2:59 PM

    That’s good news for AP. I was at work running to a code and my knee suddenly gave out and the pain was excruciating–torn meniscus. That was a Thursday afternoon. I had a steroid injection on Friday. By Saturday I was working out again. And I was a good 25 yrs older than AP. I lived with that torn meniscus for five yrs before I had surgery. I think AP will be just fine. The purple totally lucked out. I bet AP may even play in Carolina on Sunday.

  13. ubb44 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:01 PM

    jtainter23 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:54 PM
    This is all about pain tolerance. I had a torn meniscus and played on it throughout softball season.
    _________________________________________

    You warrior! LOL

  14. vikingsfan1994 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:01 PM

    I feel bad for him. He was the sole focus of the Titan’s and Packer’s defense in these first two weeks of the NFL season, /’d he never griped about the poor blocking and endless 8-9 man fronts. But near the end of the game, the running lanes started to open up a lot as the defense had to respect Bradford and Diggs. AP’s been averaging sub 2.0 ypc this season but his last few runs before the injury included a 5 yarder, a four yarder, a 2 yarder on 4th and 1, and a 5 yarder on the injury.
    I feel for the guy. Hurts to get injured when things were finally opening up.

  15. cakesw says: Sep 19, 2016 3:02 PM

    Even at full strength…

    it’s clear that this guy isn’t even half the player he was LAST season, let alone during his awesome years…

    Father time is undefeated.

  16. PFT-made-me-change-my-handle says: Sep 19, 2016 3:03 PM

    Super-painful when meniscus is out of place. Hence, not being able to put his legs down.

  17. downtoearth1972 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:03 PM

    Did they not have any money left over from building the stadium for a Gator? No reason a player should have been hopping all the back to the locker room and not riding in the condition he was in.

  18. jgedgar70 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:06 PM

    I’ve always found the timing on this injury curious. I had surgery on a torn meniscus a few years back, and I was completely recovered in 2 weeks. And I was nothing but a 39-year-old fat tub of goo. I would think a highly-trained pro athlete could recover quickly as well…..

  19. furfishandfeathers says: Sep 19, 2016 3:08 PM

    The Saints Andrew Bullings is out for the season after having his torn meniscus repaired.

  20. sterling7 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:11 PM

    Believe it or not this is not nearly as bad a news as it seems. Norv Turner’s offense is predicated on the running back being able to catch the ball out of the backfield-I love Adrian Peterson but catching a football is not his forte………..

  21. idiedpretty says: Sep 19, 2016 3:19 PM

    Is the public cost of the new billion dollar stadium causing knee injuries? Wow!

  22. shaggytoodle says: Sep 19, 2016 3:19 PM

    Some of these comments the last few days make me wish I would have kept watching for when they presented the Vikings with the Lombardi Trophy.

  23. minnyjoe says: Sep 19, 2016 3:24 PM

    downtoearth1972 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 3:03 PM
    Did they not have any money left over from building the stadium for a Gator? No reason a player should have been hopping all the back to the locker room and not riding in the condition he was in.

    —————————————————–
    They have a cart and he did not want to go in on the cart. Brandon Oliver from the Chargers had to be carted off when he tore his achilles.

  24. filthymcnasty3 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:25 PM

    The Vikings won their Superbowl yesterday. Nothing else matters.

  25. kowboydmac says: Sep 19, 2016 3:26 PM

    Place him on that short term IR list to bring him back around week ten, sign Pressley, and let Bradford sling it around to all those WRs theyve invested in. That defense is intense. Bradfords arm looked real good.

    No use in rushing AP back. Save him for the playoff run.

  26. tjacks7 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:26 PM

    As a Vikings fan, it’s nice to have one of the best coaches and GMs in the league for once. It just seems like no matter what goes wrong, the Vikings can overcome it with their incredible depth and the confidence and attitude that Zimmer brings.

  27. vikingsftw says: Sep 19, 2016 3:29 PM

    Will we ever hear Paul Allen say this again??

    “…….and he’s loose!!!”

  28. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 19, 2016 3:33 PM

    One of Zimmer’s favorite things is to make people guess at who is going to start on Sunday. The quarterback has been determined, so he’s going to make it seem like Peterson might play even though we all know he’ll miss a few weeks.

  29. devildoginasia says: Sep 19, 2016 3:35 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:

    I do not celebrate injuries… but… Minnesota and the NFL will be better WITHOUT adrian peterson.
    _________________________________________ You just celebrated his injury.

    The NFL would be better served if G dell was the one removed from the league.

  30. norseman69 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:38 PM

    get Karlos Williams…get him in shape …loose 15 lbs and start him…

  31. norseman69 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:42 PM

    why is profootballtalk not posting how the packer leg locked and twisted adrians leg when he tackled him it’s on all the replays and recorded why hide this?

  32. cribbage12 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:43 PM

    The Packers front dominated the Vikes. This wasn’t scheme. The Vikes O-line lost their one-on-ones. Simple.

    As for the meniscus (I’ve had 2 torn) it’s a shell-shaped cushion of cartilage where something like 85% of injuries are a small tear at the edge. Snip snip. If deeper into the vascular supply it’s far more serious.

    Personally I think he’ll be out for awhile and Zimmer is playing games again, unable to man up (truth up). He’s building a nice name for himself as a would be con artist. If AD plays, his tear is like a small tooth chip and it means they just want to announce he’s so tough he can play on a torn meniscus. If it’s more typical, he should be out longer. It’s an injury that needs to be non-weight bearing during the helping process, unlike an ACL. If it’s serious, he’s gone for the year. But Zimmer will probably try to keep him on the 53 and each week say he’s ready to go.

  33. fmc651 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:46 PM

    filthy/Tokyo – the packers record in their last 14 games is 6-8. go blame your coach all you want because you never look at the players. You aren’t that good. Stop reading SI they do not get it right. And Power rankings means nothing more than a lazy sports writer.

  34. coltluger says: Sep 19, 2016 3:50 PM

    They’ll still beat everyone in the NFCN with or without AP. Last night was proof enough.

  35. aypeeswhippingstick says: Sep 19, 2016 3:53 PM

    fmc651 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 3:46 PM

    filthy/Tokyo – the packers record in their last 14 games is 6-8. go blame your coach all you want because you never look at the players. You aren’t that good. Stop reading SI they do not get it right. And Power rankings means nothing more than a lazy sports writer.

    Rodgers played at one of his worst games as a pro and the Packers still could have stolen that game at the end. Viking fans, if you think your team is going anywhere with the 5 leaky sieves on the offensive line you’re completely delusional! Oh wait that was redundant, sorry about that.

  36. toddc612 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:53 PM

    This is a blessing in disguise.. AP just forces the run with the Vikings (see 90% of play calls on 1st and 2nd down). Time to open up the game plan and throw the old one out the window. McKinnon and Asiata are perfectly capable of getting yardage on the ground.

    Besides, AP has done nothing this year to show he is the runner of old.

    A new era is dawning in Minnesota.. it belongs to Bradford and Diggs.

  37. purpleguy says: Sep 19, 2016 3:54 PM

    I hope he makes sure playing won’t make it worse versus resting or minor arthroscopic repair.

    And I’m not seeing Viking fans predicting Super Bowls, just fans happy to beat the Pack at the home opener of the new stadium. However, if you want to see real-life over-reactions go to the WI on-line newspapers and read all the posts demanding that TT and MM be fired and Rodgers benched — now that’s entertainment.

  38. idurenn says: Sep 19, 2016 4:01 PM

    This is a blessing in disguise.. AP just forces the run with the Vikings (see 90% of play calls on 1st and 2nd down). Time to open up the game plan and throw the old one out the window. McKinnon and Asiata are perfectly capable of getting yardage on the ground.

    Besides, AP has done nothing this year to show he is the runner of old.

    A new era is dawning in Minnesota.. it belongs to Bradford and Diggs.

    ——————————————————————-

    Bingo. Except the Bradford part. He’s played well in ONE game. If he strings a good season together, than yes, I agree.

  39. anarchopurplism says: Sep 19, 2016 4:07 PM

    cribbage12 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 3:43 PM
    Personally I think he’ll be out for awhile and Zimmer is playing games again, unable to man up (truth up). He’s building a nice name for himself as a would be con artist.
    ***************************************************************

    Oh, so you mean Zimmer is successfully keeping his opponents guessing?

    Sounds like a good coaching tactic.

  40. 60for90 says: Sep 19, 2016 4:13 PM

    I wish Adrian a speedy recovery. SKOl Vikings! OL let’s start opening some holes for the running backs!

  41. 13worldchampioinships says: Sep 19, 2016 4:18 PM

    AP could have a severed leg and Zimmer will still keep us guessing. I like it.

  42. mogogo1 says: Sep 19, 2016 4:21 PM

    “A new era is dawning in Minnesota.. it belongs to Bradford and Diggs.”
    _________

    Bradford’s contract only runs through 2017–that’s not much of an era. He has a career QB rating of 81 and probably isn’t going to make gigantic strides no matter how good he looked last nigh. They overpaid mightily for a short-term replacement. Odds are they don’t resign him when this contract is up. They’ll be going back to Bridgewater or drafting somebody.

  43. Staticphear says: Sep 19, 2016 4:22 PM

    Video shows packer purposely injuring his ankle

    But Packer’s name isn’t Suh so it is ok.

  44. tjacks7 says: Sep 19, 2016 4:23 PM

    if you want to see real-life over-reactions go to the WI on-line newspapers and read all the posts demanding that TT and MM be fired

    I wouldn’t call this an over-reaction. In fact, I would say this is long overdue. Both are bottom tier at their respective jobs, and just riding Aaron Rodgers who has rapidly deteriorated and now they’re exposed.

  45. ragnarthemagnificent says: Sep 19, 2016 4:23 PM

    Hopefully his meniscus is stronger than Rodgy’s thin skin.

    Asiata, McKinnon, lets go! Beast Mode will probably come out of retirement to play for this team. Everybody wants some!

  46. tjacks7 says: Sep 19, 2016 4:34 PM

    mogogo1 says:

    Bradford’s contract only runs through 2017–that’s not much of an era. He has a career QB rating of 81 and probably isn’t going to make gigantic strides no matter how good he looked last nigh. They overpaid mightily for a short-term replacement. Odds are they don’t resign him when this contract is up. They’ll be going back to Bridgewater or drafting somebody.

    —-

    Nobody in NFL history has ever signed a contract extension, I guess? The Vikings are by far the most talented team Bradford has ever played on so its highly likely that he’ll have the best year(s) of his career with the Vikings. I seriously doubt the Vikings would just let Bradford walk after next season, although they’ll likely go back to Teddy since he is the franchise and only 23 years old. The most likely scenario is that they trade Bradford after he has a career year and recoup their investment and possibly more. Great job, Rick.

  47. robinobishop says: Sep 19, 2016 4:38 PM

    Super-painful when meniscus is out of place. Hence, not being able to put his legs down.
    —————————————-

    That escaped me.

  48. puntonfirstdown says: Sep 19, 2016 4:41 PM

    55 years of futility and counting…

  49. orangehigh says: Sep 19, 2016 4:46 PM

    jtainter23 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:54 PM

    This is all about pain tolerance. I had a torn meniscus and played on it throughout softball season. At times it felt great and at times it was extremely painful…felt like fire. Seeing I’m no Adrian Peterson Im sure they will see how long he can play on it and look to repair it in the offseason. If he needs to repair it surgically now…its probably a 4 week recovery.

    ———————————————————-
    That awkward moment you compare rec league softball to the NFL.

  50. bobleblah says: Sep 19, 2016 4:46 PM

    Howie Roseman offers you Ryan Mathews for 2nd Round picks in 2017 and 2018.

  51. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 19, 2016 4:50 PM

    aypeeswhippingstick says:
    Sep 19, 2016 3:53 PM

    Rodgers played at one of his worst games as a pro and the Packers still could have stolen that game at the end. Viking fans, if you think your team is going anywhere with the 5 leaky sieves on the offensive line you’re completely delusional! Oh wait that was redundant, sorry about that.
    ________

    Agreed, the Vikings’ O-line needs to improve, but does this stat worry you at all?

    Vikings sacks allowed: 4
    Packers sacks allowed: 6

    And the Vikings’ quarterbacks are not nearly as mobile as Rodgers. Given that Li’l Aaron fumbles every time a defender gets near him, you might want to worry about your own offensive line.

  52. gtodriver says: Sep 19, 2016 4:54 PM

    aypeeswhippingstick says:

    Rodgers played at one of his worst games as a pro and the Packers still could have stolen that game at the end.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    whippingstick

    Except they didn’t.

    And You just showed your ignorance of Rodgers futility from just last season.

    Rodgers had 4 games that were much worse.

    Do you remember the stellar performance against Denver with Rodgers 77 passing yards?

    How about the loss to the Bears at Lambeau last year – passer rating of 62.4?

    Wasn’t Rodgers AWESOME last December in Arizona when he passed for 151 yards and a grand total of 8 points?

    Yesterday wasn’t even one of his worst 5 games in the last 12 months.

  53. vegasdestroyer says: Sep 19, 2016 4:55 PM

    Peterson won’t be a threat to break a long run for at least three weeks. The Vikes are fools if they push him sooner.

  54. nflinvegas says: Sep 19, 2016 4:57 PM

    Love the new venue.

  55. wafflestomp says: Sep 19, 2016 4:59 PM

    That’s alright.
    He’ll probably just load up on HGH again, like he did in 2012, come back and rush for another 2,000 yards.

  56. Matt from San Diego says: Sep 19, 2016 5:15 PM

    I tore my meniscus in football and man, itt hurt really bad.

    No surgery, but it took 2 full years to heal fully, I still feel it when the weather changes a little bit though.

    Than again, AP is a beast and I’m not.

    He will be fine. Lets go.

  57. finchy74 says: Sep 19, 2016 5:21 PM

    @cribbage12 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 3:43 PM

    Geez man, give it a rest. At least have the sense to tuck your tail between your legs and run away for a while after your team gets beat. You’re embarrassing yourself with the sour grapes routine.

  58. natelan says: Sep 19, 2016 5:22 PM

    Hope he doesn’t beat his kids out of anger, for this. Although I’m sure he’ll beat them out of love.

  59. weaselpuppy says: Sep 19, 2016 5:26 PM

    AD=All Done

    31 yr old rb w/2 knee injuries. Call the glue factory….

  60. frank booth says: Sep 19, 2016 5:39 PM

    anarchopurplism says:
    Sep 19, 2016 4:07 PM

    cribbage12 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 3:43 PM
    Personally I think he’ll be out for awhile and Zimmer is playing games again, unable to man up (truth up). He’s building a nice name for himself as a would be con artist.
    ***************************************************************

    Oh, so you mean Zimmer is successfully keeping his opponents guessing?

    Sounds like a good coaching tactic.
    ==================================
    Seriously, Zimmer is just outsmarting himself. I would assume that all medical staffs in the NFL know the range of coming back from a meniscus tear.

    The real guessing here is whether or not Peterson’s skills are eroding. Including last year’s playoff game, in his last 8 games, Peterson has a 2.9 YPC rushing average and a total of 3 TD’s.

    And now he’s injured. Get the needles out.

  61. vikingsftw says: Sep 19, 2016 5:47 PM

    jtainter23 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 2:54 PM
    This is all about pain tolerance. I had a torn meniscus and played on it throughout softball season.
    ========================

    Uncle Rico had a torn meniscus and still could throw a football over a mountain.

  62. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 19, 2016 5:58 PM

    I’m not sure whose skills are eroding faster – Adrian Peterson or Aaron Rodgers?

  63. rho1953 says: Sep 19, 2016 5:58 PM

    Only two options with a meniscus. Either remove it or try and sew it up and wait to see if it will heal. First option is quickest, a few weeks. Second option is much longer, maybe the entire season.

  64. contra74 says: Sep 19, 2016 6:05 PM

    filthymcnasty3 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 3:25 PM
    The Vikings won their Superbowl yesterday. Nothing else matters.
    —–
    Everyone, Vikings fans and non Vikings fans, know that the Packers lost their super bowl last night.

    You could see it in Aaron Rodgers face…if he didnt win this game then they might as well pack it up for the season.

    You have another shot at your Super Bowl win in December. Good luck.

  65. fatsolio says: Sep 19, 2016 6:07 PM

    Peterson is probably a bit happy as this gives him extra time to go have another kid, perhaps with his wife or perhaps with some other woman. What is he at now? 6? 7? 8? Perhaps more? I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t reach 12 by the time he is 40.

  66. frank booth says: Sep 19, 2016 6:11 PM

    Who knows who’s eroding faster? QB’s tend to play well into their mid-30’s and even longer, and their success sometimes fluctuates. Running backs are different.

    There are a lot more moving parts with QB’s, with the ability of receivers, play calling, etc.

    Running backs are obviously dependent upon line play, but the great ones can often do more with less than others. Walter Payton had his most productive year with a bad line in 1977.

    Rodgers threw for 2 TD’s and ran for one in the season opener. He accounted for 2 TD’s in last nights’ game against one of the best defenses in the league. He threw 31 TD passes and only 8 INT’s last year. Bur he definitely wasn’t very accurate last night, and there were instances where he had plenty of time but was just way off.

    Adrian Peterson is averaging about 1.6 yards per carry this year with zero TD’s.

  67. frank booth says: Sep 19, 2016 6:19 PM

    contra74 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 6:05 PM

    filthymcnasty3 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 3:25 PM
    The Vikings won their Superbowl yesterday. Nothing else matters.
    —–
    Everyone, Vikings fans and non Vikings fans, know that the Packers lost their super bowl last night.

    You could see it in Aaron Rodgers face…if he didnt win this game then they might as well pack it up for the season.

    You have another shot at your Super Bowl win in December. Good luck.
    ==================================
    Well then, that’s good that last night’s game wasn’t the Vikings’ Super Bowl. It still means that they’ve never won one. And haven’t been in one for 39 years. That’s something for a fan to be proud of.

    And since the Packers’ Super Bowl is coming up on December 24th, and somehow it isn’t for the Vikings, then the Vikings don’t need to worry about a Super Bowl for the 2016-2017 season.

    But I would get Super Bowl tickets now if possible. That way, you can sell them to fans of the teams that are going to meet in Houston.

  68. tjacks7 says: Sep 19, 2016 6:41 PM

    What you forget Frankie, is that running backs are much, much, much, easier to replace than franchise QBs. Furtunately, and unfortunately, the Packers are finally getting closer and closer to finding out what the NFL is like for teams without franchise QBs. They’re not prepared for it, and judging by the comments here, their fans aren’t either.

    The Vikings shouldn’t miss a beat without AP. He hasn’t done much this year and McKinnon is a better runner from the shotgun and a better receiver. Asiata is a capable short distance back and a very good blocker. They can easily pick up APs slack. Heck, AP hasn’t done anything this year and the Vikings are 2-0.

    But with Rodgers falling apart, so go the Packers. There’s nobody waiting in the wings as we watch Rodgers fall apart right in front of our eyes. Enjoy life without a franchise QB, Green Bay, it’ll be here before you know it.

  69. tjacks7 says: Sep 19, 2016 6:45 PM

    wafflestomp says:

    That’s alright.
    He’ll probably just load up on HGH again, like he did in 2012, come back and rush for another 2,000 yards.

    HGH should be legal anyways. When Clay Matthews is on the juice, he makes 4 tackles a game. It truly does work miracles.

  70. aypeeswhippingstick says: Sep 19, 2016 7:07 PM

    That’s OK Viking fans, he’ll get it whipped back into shape in no time.

  71. packercpa says: Sep 19, 2016 7:08 PM

    Love all the comments on here about the Pack being done. Seems to me a terrible game by the Pack, where they have numerous turnovers, allow 6 sacks, etc and could have put a drive together at the end of the game for a win, means they are a little better than you are giving them credit for. Or perhaps the vaunted Purple isn’t quite as good as they think. Either way, a poor showing by the Pack and only a 3 point loss.

  72. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 19, 2016 7:12 PM

    Mckinnon actually is a better fit with Bradford at QB, he is a better Receiver, and he is the fastest Man on the team.
    So if Turner goes to more of a spread Offense Mckinnon will
    have bigger holes than the bunched up formations that were going no place. Peterson has been used to his speed to bounce it outside if the holes weren’t there. This year Defenders were catching him by the ankles OR getting a hand on him to slow him. THAT is what the difference is between a 25 yr old and a 31 yr old Running back.
    The pure power backs like Jerome (the Bus) Bettis.
    And those that remember him Larry Csonka, stay active longer.
    I still have nightmares of “ZONK” as a Dolphin carrying 3 and 4 Vikings 5 or 6 yards every time he touched the ball in the Super Bowl.

  73. 250dollarnflowner says: Sep 19, 2016 7:13 PM

    macarthy and company are 4-18 in their last 22 division games! let that sink in!!?

  74. taintedsaints2009 says: Sep 19, 2016 7:20 PM

    Asiata and McKinnon will fill in nicely.

    I’m more worried about Fusco getting destroyed last night.

  75. igocommando says: Sep 19, 2016 7:21 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Sep 13, 2016 12:34 PM

    I’m fine with where ever you put the Vikings, things will change after Week 2.
    __________
    Indeed.

  76. skol4life says: Sep 19, 2016 7:35 PM

    McKinnon and Asiata will do fine. On a side note I heard TJ Lang called out Erin for holding the ball too long. Week 2 finger pointing is never good for a 3rd place team.

  77. manureman says: Sep 19, 2016 7:39 PM

    Beating the green BUSH (league) packers will NEVER be our super bowl tell erin to cry to the refs some more next week maybe they will miss another 16 calls so you packer backers can get another win.

  78. stellarperformance says: Sep 19, 2016 7:46 PM

    Would you like to see this team take another leap forward as it did by replacing Bridgewater with Bradford? Keep Peterson out of the lineup.

  79. Frazier28/7 says: Sep 19, 2016 7:48 PM

    Sounds good waffles!

  80. wafflestomp says: Sep 19, 2016 7:54 PM

    250dollarnflowner says:
    Sep 19, 2016 7:13 PM
    macarthy and company are 4-18 in their last 22 division games! let that sink in!!?
    —————————–
    Odd, they split with the NFC North just last year with 3 wins, I’m quite sure they’ve won a few more over that span.
    Oh yes, in fact their record is actually 16-7-1 over the last five seasons.

    I’m not sure where you get your facts from
    You kind of remind me of ariana the way you post misinformation and outright lies.
    Oh wait, what am I saying? You are ariana. Duh!!!

  81. fmc651 says: Sep 19, 2016 7:56 PM

    23 calls the Jags sent video to the NFL league office the refs got wrong during the packers game, Manureman

  82. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 19, 2016 7:58 PM

    I love that Vike fans think Zimmer accomplished anything by not announcing the starter. Bradfird took all the 1st team snaps during practice. We all knew he was starting. They’re not the brightest fanbase.

  83. frank booth says: Sep 19, 2016 8:03 PM

    250dollarnflowner says:
    Sep 19, 2016 7:13 PM

    macarthy and company are 4-18 in their last 22 division games! let that sink in!!?
    ===================================
    Green Bay is actually 13-8-1 in their last 22 division games.

    Remember, when you post as the ariani1985 character, that’s when you make up the outrageously incorrect stats. 250dollarnflowner is when you want to make benign little insults, and the fmc651 character is for when you’re angry. Keep it straight. I shouldn’t have to.

  84. wafflestomp says: Sep 19, 2016 8:18 PM

    Yes Frank, it is 8 overall losses.
    I neglected to count last night’s game.
    But at least we were on the same page with little ariana.

    Well, the few known names he loves to post under.
    Though I expect there’s more.

  85. frank booth says: Sep 19, 2016 8:26 PM

    fmc651 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 7:56 PM

    23 calls the Jags sent video to the NFL league office the refs got wrong during the packers game, Manureman
    ===================================
    How many do teams typically send? Is 23 a lot? Is it a little?

    The league admitted 16 wrong calls in the game. And they didn’t say what the mix was in regards to which team they harmed. You can see uncalled fouls on many plays in a game- sometimes on one play, you’ll see multiple uncalled fouls. Sending in 23 plays where calls were conceivably missed sounds pretty realistic to me.

    But if it supports your narrative that the one team gets all of the calls, your prone to believe that, and ignore any evidence to the contrary.

    And if you’re speaking of last night’s game, regardless of whether the Vikings’ were one of the least penalized teams last year, Trae Waynes and company were mugging receivers. The last call of interference against Green Bay that ended their chances was certainly the right call, but was less egregious than anything the Vikings got called for last night.

    Next time, turn Paul Allen off on the radio and actually watch the game on TV, or go to the stadium with the other Edina housewives.

  86. senxic says: Sep 19, 2016 8:26 PM

    funny how everyone talks about how AR is declining like autobiographers. Can’t get AR off the mind. sounds like a personal problem.

    parlor games aren’t gonna work.

    – Let’s be honest, the only stat that matters is a championship

  87. fmc651 says: Sep 19, 2016 9:01 PM

    for above the source:

    According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL said the Jaguars were on the losing end of 16 questionable calls that could’ve gone another way. While the NFL’s competition committee asks teams to keep complaints about officiating to 10 plays per game, the Jaguars reportedly submitted 23 plays that went in the Packers’ favor.

  88. frank booth says: Sep 19, 2016 9:16 PM

    Ah. That could’ve gone another way, but not necessarily should have.

    Since the NFL asks them to keep it to 10 a game, it may have been going over that at some point.

    Still, all we know is it’s about one team complaining about calls. So there is still no reference point. For instance Green Bay or any other team could have sent in around the same amount of calls, or even more. Or at least seen that many, and only submitted 10, as the NFL asks. Without a limit, the NFL offices would be inundated with complaints.

    Which is why the NFL asks them to keep it to 10. And the Jags didn’t want to listen. That’s why it’s a story.

    Then again, it’s Schefter, not the most trustworthy guy, so who knows.

  89. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 19, 2016 9:36 PM

    Minnesota is made up of a group of players that step it up in their positions when they see their fellow teammates struggle, They are a complete team and not selfish. That is what Mike Zimmer brought to this team. Never give up, fight, help your fellow teammates!
    It is clear Green Bay doesn’t have that. Last year when Rodgers put all the blame on his receivers after the Arizona game he lost their respect. That team hasn’t been the same since.
    Zimmer also knows Rodgers, how he works, he is in his head.
    Jordy isn’t the same player yet this year, he spent most of the night trying to draw P.I. penalties

  90. fmc651 says: Sep 19, 2016 9:47 PM

    Frank B/stellar/Tokyo- I am not Ariani nor am I angry. Just because you have multiple accounts and names doesn’t mean I do. I am just calling you out for being the fraud you are. I do not post on packer stories. If you packer trolls would leave there would be no back and forth with me. ariani is another story. He can answer you for himself.

  91. fmc651 says: Sep 19, 2016 9:51 PM

    Sure Frank you don’t liek the message so you attack the messenger.

  92. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 19, 2016 10:49 PM

    Packer fans on S.I. are calling for McCarthys and Thompson’s heads already, LOL! This is what you get when Arrogance outstrips common sense, and fans don’t appreciate how hard it is to win in this League.
    It reminds me of Old Nebraska Coach Bob Devany when asked about how easy it was to get along with fans after not repeating a 3rd time after 2 Nat Championships in a row.
    He said “They are Great! Even if you win by 10”.

  93. fmc651 says: Sep 19, 2016 11:19 PM

    Sure Frank you don’t like the message so you attack the messenger.
    Since you were having trouble comprehending I will send it again. While the NFL’s competition committee asks teams to keep complaints about officiating to 10 plays per game, the Jaguars reportedly submitted 23 plays that went in the Packers’ favor.

  94. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 19, 2016 11:46 PM

    It is so funny seeing the frustrated and EMBARRASSED ,
    Packer fans opening up Hotmail, Google, MSM and Yahoo email accounts just so they can post 4 times.
    The thing is guys you have the same writing style, use the same words plus misspell the same ones add punctuation,
    into the mix, it is pretty darn easy to tell which ones you are!
    Are you actually THAT desperate for attention?
    It is actually very sad indeed!

  95. frank booth says: Sep 19, 2016 11:49 PM

    fmc651 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 9:47 PM

    Frank B/stellar/Tokyo- I am not Ariani nor am I angry. Just because you have multiple accounts and names doesn’t mean I do. I am just calling you out for being the fraud you are. I do not post on packer stories. If you packer trolls would leave there would be no back and forth with me. ariani is another story. He can answer you for himself.
    ===================================
    Your not fooling anybody, and the fact that you try to project the fact that you have multiple accounts on others as misdirection is ridiculous.
    If you want to answer as ariani, or whomever, that’s OK with me.

  96. fmc651 says: Sep 20, 2016 8:09 AM

    Frank B gets called out for multiple accounts so he uses the school kid line – I know you are but what am I. I have one team and one account. You have one team and one fake team you use. Plus multiple accounts.

  97. gtodriver says: Sep 20, 2016 8:22 AM

    senxic says:

    funny how everyone talks about how AR is declining like autobiographers. Can’t get AR off the mind. sounds like a personal problem.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Folks are just responding to the Packer fans that are still wildly proclaiming that AR is the best QB ever.

    Intelligent people can see how the actual stats are proving otherwise.

    Currently AR is a three trick pony.

    1. He’s a dink and dunker – who isn’t very accurate – as his 60.7 completion percentage shows and this is backed up by his 6.7 yards per passing attempt for 2015.

    2. He does the “chuck it up there and hope for PI” regularly.

    3. He can throw the ball a long way – and had success throwing the “Hail Mary” last year. Without the “Hail Mary”, his YPA last year would look much worse.

    For 2016, his “Hail Mary” results have been zero. Which probably explains his YPA being 5.9 this season. What makes things worse is he is even more inaccurate this season – his completion percentage is now 57.1.

    Yup, the glory days of AR having a 65+ completion percentage and a YPA of 8 0r 9 are just memories now.

    The drop off in performance since 2014 is dramatic. His numbers since 2014 are worse than he did as a first year starter.

  98. senxic says: Sep 20, 2016 10:12 AM

    The GB offense in general has been off, its obvious. I wouldn’t say it can’t get back to what it was. Unless you are the second coming of nostradamus.

    AR is still relatively young and his arm still looks fine. His accuracy has been noticeably off. Again, that’s something that can be corrected and in no way does it mean that he’s done or anything in that nature. WRs do sometimes appear to look lost and they clearly aren’t on the same page. Numbers can reflect poorly on multiple factors. AR deserves some blames, yes, but In absolutely no way would I be panicking.

    Guess we will have to wait and see.

  99. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 20, 2016 12:10 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Sep 19, 2016 7:58 PM

    I love that Vike fans think Zimmer accomplished anything by not announcing the starter. Bradfird took all the 1st team snaps during practice. We all knew he was starting. They’re not the brightest fanbase.
    _______

    If you all knew he was starting, it’s funny that your team couldn’t prepare better to stop him.

  100. cheeseisfattening says: Sep 20, 2016 1:22 PM

    FYI for anyone who links all meniscus tears are the same. They are not. There are various degrees of tear as with different healing periods.

  101. gtodriver says: Sep 20, 2016 2:18 PM

    @senxic

    AR will soon be 33, that is not relatively young in the NFL.

    His accuracy has been off for a year, when is he going to fix it?

    He didn’t even try to get on the same page as his receivers this preseason. Evidently, he doesn’t think he has any thing to correct.

    Not what how one would think a franchise QB should act.

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