Adrian Peterson would like to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs

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Adrian Peterson‘s first game as a non-Viking came against the Vikings. It didn’t go well. With his latest team in Washington, Peterson hopes that he’ll have a playoff game against the team that drafted him 11 years ago.

Oh, man,” Peterson told Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan in D.C. “It would be exciting. I can definitely say that. It would definitely be an exciting matchup. A lot of those guys that’s there still, I played with those guys before. It’s a great organization. Hopefully, it would be at home here, so get those guys out here in the chilly weather outside. But it would be fun to knock them out of the playoffs.”

Peterson also believes that Washington eventually will be able to keep winning, all the way to a Super Bowl championship.

“Yeah, definitely,” Peterson said. “I don’t think we’re there yet, but I know that we have all the tools and the potential to be that championship team. This second half is going to be really critical for us to mold and get things going and then start that run.”

Among other things, they’ll need to replace injured offensive linemen, two of whom were lost for the year last weekend. If they can’t, Washington may not even make it to the playoffs.

41 responses to “Adrian Peterson would like to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs

  1. I’d like to see that too! I’m not worried, I know the Vikings can’t beat the Rams OR the Saints.

  2. AP could have taken a pay cut and played at least one more year with the Vikings and still made more than anyone else gave him. There was no way the team was going to give him $17 million on the last year of that deal. He’s a living legend but he’s never been accused of being too bright.

  3. seems like a realistic goal, both teams stand a good chance at playing in the WC round. shoutout to Adrian Peterson, everyone was counting him out even my fellow whodats, but I KNEW he had some left in the tank

  4. Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 8, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    AP could have taken a pay cut and played at least one more year with the Vikings and still made more than anyone else gave him. There was no way the team was going to give him $17 million on the last year of that deal. He’s a living legend but he’s never been accused of being too bright.
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    False. The Vikings never offered Peterson a lower contract. They had made up their mind they wanted to move on from him. Most fans would have revolted if they had brought him back for any amount of money.

  5. papa4848 says:
    November 8, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    He doesn’t really want the Vikings, he’d prefer the Packers. Much easier foe.
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    Of course he would, but he’s trying to keep the potential playoff opponents within the realm of those teams that are likely to make the playoffs.

  6. I don’t think he has to worry about the vikings going very far in the playoffs. They hold the NFL record for the most “one-and-done” post-season appearances, and they’ll only add to that record this year (if they even make the playoffs, which is a big IF). They would have added to their shameful record last year, if it hadn’t been for the Miracle in Minnesota, or whatever that saying was that they trademarked and emblazoned on t-shirts that they sold to their gullible, success-starved fans.

  7. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    November 8, 2018 at 5:10 pm
    papa4848 says:
    November 8, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    He doesn’t really want the Vikings, he’d prefer the Packers. Much easier foe.
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    Key wording was “knock out of the playoffs” packers wont be there to knock out.

  8. Oh, don’t worry A.P. — if not you, someone else will do it.

    Actually, I’m still predicting the Vikings go 8-7-1, so they could technically knock themselves out of the playoffs.

  9. AP is getting ahead of himself, again. Washington better focus on getting into the playoffs first. Also, AP doesn’t want to see that Viking defense. It’s not always great but it’s good most of the time.

  10. paviking01 says:
    November 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm
    I always liked AP’s passion, but I still remember the critical fumbles in the Saints and Seahawks playoff games.

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    Good, so you’re well prepared for when Kirk does it.

  11. carloswlassiter says:
    November 8, 2018 at 5:36 pm
    Who can ever forget that NFC title game vs the Saints where AP fumbled virtually every time he touched the ball. Most epic choke job I’ve ever seen for a RB.

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    Who can ever remember the choke job you’re referring too cause it certainly didn’t happen in the 2009 NFC championship

    Peterson had 125 yards, 3 TDs and 0 lost fumbles…..

  12. rho1953 says:
    November 8, 2018 at 4:33 pm
    I’d like to see that too! I’m not worried, I know the Vikings can’t beat the Rams OR the Saints.

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    The Vikings lost by 1 TD to the Rams in a good game, and the Vikings turned the ball over 3 times in the Saints game. Vikings could certainly stand a decent chance if a rematch ever comes up. The Saints offense didn’t do anything in the Vikings game, the Vikings turned the ball over and gave short fields all second half. The vikings defense is playing way better than when they did earlier int he season when they played the Rams. You don’t know anything. Beating team once doesn’t mean it will happen again. Do you even know football?

  13. rho1953 says:
    November 8, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    I’d like to see that too! I’m not worried, I know the Vikings can’t beat the Rams OR the Saints.

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    Or the mighty Buffalo Bills.

  14. saxmachine69 says:
    November 8, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    carloswlassiter says:
    November 8, 2018 at 5:36 pm
    Who can ever forget that NFC title game vs the Saints where AP fumbled virtually every time he touched the ball. Most epic choke job I’ve ever seen for a RB.

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    Who can ever remember the choke job you’re referring too cause it certainly didn’t happen in the 2009 NFC championship

    Peterson had 125 yards, 3 TDs and 0 lost fumbles…..
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    The fumble he lost on the 5-yard line at the end of the first half was credited to Favre, but we all saw that it was Peterson’s fault.

  15. Well he’s already been personally responsible for knocking the Vikings out twice so why not a third time!?

    Also,

    Dude how wrong can you get. saxmachine, did you even watch the game!?

    He became the fifth running back in NFL history to rush for three touchdowns in a championship game, and his 122 yards were his highest total in nine games.

    But Peterson fumbled twice and caused a turnover on a third play when he botched a handoff in the second quarter at the Saints’ goal line. Worse, he was so out of control in the second half that the Vikings benched him in the most critical point of their season. Despite an overwhelming advantage on the stat sheet — they outgained New Orleans’ explosive offense 475-257 — the Vikings’ five turnovers denied them a chance to play in Super Bowl XLIV.

    We don’t know if Favre will return next season, as my colleague Gene Wojciechowski points out, so it’s difficult to know exactly what the 2010 Vikings will look like. But one thing remains clear: If they’re going to count on Peterson as a primary building block, the Vikings must stabilize his performance from what we saw in the final half of 2009 and throughout the NFC Championship Game.

    Peterson put the ball on the ground three times Sunday in a span of 10 minutes in the second and third quarters. One cost the Vikings a chance to score on 2nd-and-goal from the 4-yard line. Over-excited about the prospect of taking the lead before halftime, Peterson was slow to get his arms in a fundamental position to take the handoff from Favre.

    “Poorly executed by me,” Peterson said. “Didn’t make a big enough pocket and it hit my elbow.”

    saxmachine69 says:
    November 8, 2018 at 9:03 pm
    carloswlassiter says:
    November 8, 2018 at 5:36 pm
    Who can ever forget that NFC title game vs the Saints where AP fumbled virtually every time he touched the ball. Most epic choke job I’ve ever seen for a RB.

    ___________________

    Who can ever remember the choke job you’re referring too cause it certainly didn’t happen in the 2009 NFC championship

    Peterson had 125 yards, 3 TDs and 0 lost fumbles…..

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