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Adrian Peterson Is Good At Playing Football

Or, as Brett Favre put it in regard to his running back after the Vikings beat the Browns 34-20, “He’s pretty awesome, but I guess that’s an understatement.”

Peterson rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries, 155 of those yards coming in the second half. This coming after Peterson recieved an IV at halftime because he was nauseous. The entry point of the IV in his arm was subsequently torn open in the second half, causing Peterson to bleed heavily.

But this is about a nice of a run as you are going to see. Peterson broke five tackles on his way to scoring on the 64-yard run, including throwing Browns cornerback Eric Wright to the ground before he kicked it into high gear and outraced everybody to the endzone.

“It was pretty good,” Peterson said. “Maybe in my top five. The only thing wrong was I didn’t go untouched. It was fun. I was determined to get in the end zone and stick the dagger in.”

You said it, AP. But in my book, you gotta get to White Castle before the weirdos show up! Yesterday in Cleveland, Purple Jesus got Happy-Go-Jackie on the Browns defense like a donkey eating a waffle! Sweet Sassy Molassey! Get out the checkbook and pay grandma for the rubdown!

I’m sorry. Am I rubbing it in now? My bad.

Much more than No. 4 for the Vikes [Star Tribune]
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson battles through illness, cut to gash Cleveland Browns [Cleveland Plain Dealer]