If youÆre a defensive coordinator taking on the Vikings these days, your game plan isnÆt complicated:
Take away Adrian Peterson, and make Brett Favre throw big to beat you.
It didnÆt work for Cleveland or Detroit. Peterson rushed for 272 yards through MinnesotaÆs first two games, at a clip of 6.8 yards per carry. Favre was content to dink and dunk his way around the field to the tune of 133 yards per game.
It almost worked for San Francisco. The 49ers held Peterson to 85 yards on 19 carries in Week Three, forcing to Favre shoulder a heavier burden in Week Three than he had in the previous two weeks combined.
His pass attempts leapt from 48 to 95. His yardage spiked from 265 to 606. Frankly, he did more work than the Vikings would prefer him to do.< ...
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