Adrian Peterson Did The Work, But Brett Favre Deserves Some Credit

Posted: 15th September 2009 by kevin roberts in NFL
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You're right, Minnesota fans. Adrian Peterson deserves the credit for the Vikings' 34-20 victory over the hapless Cleveland Browns. Most of it, anyway. Yes, 180 yards rushing isn't easy to come by. And scoring three touchdowns, well, that's the definition of "carrying" an offensive load. Peterson, while every bit as dazzling and athletic as advertised, wouldn't have had as much success on Sunday if it weren't for Minnesota's sound offensive line, quality play calling, and well-rounded supporting cast. Having an elite defense doesn't hurt, either. But the main factor that is being glazed over is actually how "little" Brett Favre impacted the game statistically. While NFL analysts and writers commented on how Favre's presence made a world of a difference, all I see on B/R is how AP deserves ...

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