In preparation for Monday night's match-up, Dom Capers had to pick his poison: stop the running game áof Adrian Peterson or prevent Brett Favre from slinging the ball to his purple receivers. Before last night's game, Peterson was averaging over 6 yards a carry this season. Known as one of the league's premier running backs, Adrian Peterson is a nightmare to game plan against. Yet last night, the Packers were able to contain Peterson to a meager 55 yards on 22 attempts (a 2.2 average). Former first round pick Clay Matthews III was also able to rip the football out of Peterson's hands and run 42 yards in for a touchdown. If this was 2008, it would seem like Green Bay was able to successfully shut down Minnesota's offense. Unfortunately for the Packers, a certain player that was behind ...
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