Adrian Peterson starts against his former team

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Adrian Peterson isn’t the starter, but he started Monday night against his former team.

In a ceremonial move that surely meant a lot to the star running back, Peterson was on the field for the first play ahead of Mark Ingram. The Saints gave Peterson the ball on the first play from scrimmage, and he gained 9 yards.

Peterson spent 10 seasons in Minnesota, rushing for 11,747 yards and 97 touchdowns.

Peterson, 32, knew he would share carries when he signed with the Saints. Ingram is coming off his first 1,000-yard season, having rushed for 1,043 last season, and the Saints also want to involve Alvin Kamara in the offense.

42 responses to “Adrian Peterson starts against his former team

  1. Ryan says:
    September 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm
    Bradford still can’t throw past 5 yards. Peterson has to be relieved he’s not in Purple anymore.

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    Still watching?

  2. whatjusthapped says:
    September 11, 2017 at 7:18 pm
    9 yards is just the start, wait till he warms up

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    Weren’t you telling us he was done years ago? I think it was right around the time when you guys were telling us how much better Lacy was.

  3. You do realize it’s the saints right? The haven’t played Defense since beating the Vikes in the NFC championship game.

    I see you still have kicking issues too

  4. irishgary says:
    September 11, 2017 at 8:34 pm
    You do realize it’s the saints right? The haven’t played Defense since beating the Vikes in the NFC championship game.
    I see you still have kicking issues too

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    You mean kinda like your packers, except they put up one good performance and you act as if that’s the new norm?

  5. It doesn’t matter how well any team plays, if the league continues to supply the Packers with calls from the refs like yesterday, the Packers will win every game going away…

  6. cribbage12 says:
    September 11, 2017 at 8:53 pm
    Looks like Cook is good for 3 yards per touch against this HS defense.

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    Thompson would probably be more than happy to trade every RB on the Packers roster for Cook. The fans would probably be giddy about it too.

  7. Ryan says:
    September 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Bradford still can’t throw past 5 yards. Peterson has to be relieved he’s not in Purple anymore.
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    I predict this post will not age well as the game progresses.

  8. Thompson would probably be more than happy to trade every RB on the Packers roster for Cook. The fans would probably be giddy about it too.

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    Good one. Not really. TT is happy with what he has and rightly so.

  9. exinsidetrader says:
    September 11, 2017 at 9:08 pm
    Ryan says:
    September 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Bradford still can’t throw past 5 yards. Peterson has to be relieved he’s not in Purple anymore.
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    I predict this post will not age well as the game progresses.

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    As you predicted, it looks downright silly now.

  10. cribbage12 says:
    September 11, 2017 at 9:29 pm
    Thompson would probably be more than happy to trade every RB on the Packers roster for Cook. The fans would probably be giddy about it too.

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    Good one. Not really. TT is happy with what he has and rightly so.

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    A converted WR and 3 nobody rookies? Good luck with that. You might get one to give you 3 or 4 good years, but I doubt it.

  11. cribbage12 says:
    September 11, 2017 at 8:53 pm
    Looks like Cook is good for 3 yards per touch against this HS defense.
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    Dat feeling when you post too early, and now realize Cook ends the game 2nd in the NFL in rushing.

  12. I’ve always loved AD for what he brought to us as Vikings fans, but it has been love/hate for a while now. His downfall started a long time ago when he lost sight of the fact that he’s not bigger than the team or the game. Hard to see him in a jersey that isn’t purple, but at the same time, it’s a relief he’s gone. The fans had his back while he was here, even through the worst of times. Best of luck AD, I will always remember the guy that was never more than one move from the endzone.

  13. A.P. gained 18 yards tonight. At this rate he’ll break Emmitt Smith’s all-time rushing record in just 23 more years.

  14. yan says:
    September 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm
    Bradford still can’t throw past 5 yards. Peterson has to be relieved he’s not in Purple anymore

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    Guess we can understand why none of the networks are calling you to be an expert commentator on their pregame or postgame shows.

  15. Ryan says:

    Bradford still can’t throw past 5 yards. Peterson has to be relieved he’s not in Purple anymore.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    While I was at the game last night, I knew some dimwitted Packer fan would be posting something dumb like that.

    FWIW –

    Sam leads the NFL in passes of 20+ yards with 8 this season.

    Only two QB’s in the NFL have more passes of 40+ yards.

    Of QB’s with more than 4 passes this season, Sam leads the NFL in yards per attempt.

  16. cribbage12 says:

    AD against his old team has 6 times the yards as Lacy had against his old team. Pack’s defense is superior so no surprises.
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    AP is at least 10 times better than Lacy ever dreamed of being, so holding AP to 18 yards is much more impressive than holding Lacy to to 3 yards.

    You do realize that the Vikings actually had to defend against the pass last night against Drew Brees…

    Do you really believe that the Packers have the superior defense based on one game?

    If you do, then you also must also believe that the Vikings have a better offense than the Packers.

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