Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson battle...

Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson battle for title of NFL's No. 1 back

There are 50 comments on the story from Sep 17, 2010, titled Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson battle for title of NFL's No. 1 back. In it, reports that:

MInnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson carries the ball during a game against the New Orleans SaintsThursday night September 9, 2010, at the Louisiana Super Dome, in New Olreans.

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Temperance, MI

#1 Sep 17, 2010
Smart money says Peterson is better. Why, because we need to remember who the Vikings are. We were and are a run team that got a great QB in Brett Favre last year. However, we brought in Brett to mange the offense and keep them on track if things got sticky. Last year Brett was utterly amazing and did unfathomable things and exceeded expectations. The point this year is to be understanding that we need Brett to mange the games and " FEED the Beast AD" and realize we shouldn't nor expect Brett to replicate what he did last year. AD any day over Johnson but he needs the carries to do his work. Vikings fans as well as NFL fans know that AD's work came after carries and carries of punishing work not just a handful of opportunities where greatness was expected. He works you and works you then he pummels you when you are tired and finished getting hammered. Peterson's "fumbling issue" is probably more a result of his lessoning work load with the same production outcome expectation which leads him to push more then needed because he might not "eat again" because now we are a "passing team". Solution run AD and let Brett manage instead of pretending that they are responsible soley for the result.
Shake it up now

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Sep 18, 2010
Just don't tell them that you know me...
John Mundt

United States

#4 Sep 18, 2010
Don't worry I am sure that A.P. will some have the lead in the fumble stat and the fumble - balls lost to the other team stat. Where Chester when you need
This Cook guy had better be good.
John Mundt

United States

#5 Sep 18, 2010
Feed the beast - thats laughable..

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Sep 18, 2010
the NFL is quickly turning into the trash talking league like the NBA has become

Winona, MN

#7 Sep 18, 2010
C'mon just give the ball to AP 25 times and see what happens. 6 carries in the 2nd half is a joke.
wishful thinking

Council Bluffs, IA

#8 Sep 18, 2010
AP thinks he's the best all around back because of HIS PASS BLOCKING? Am I missing something? Isn't he that back that is taken OFF the field in obvious passing downs because he cannot block?! By his own standards, AP isn't the best all around back...

Portsmouth, VA

#9 Sep 18, 2010
Sorry ad not with those blockers and coaching staff,they will have to change your name to "pt" part time.Any other team would use you all day,not the vikes...

Fall Creek, WI

#10 Sep 18, 2010
Lets see Johnson back up last years stats before it even a race. I dont see Johnson having the same long career as AP and as far as AP not getting the ball as much its a good thing long term.. but to not pound the ball with him when the defense is looking ready to crack(like against the saints) is just poor play calling.
Purple Haze

Black River Falls, WI

#11 Sep 18, 2010
Enough already, it's over this is a non discussion.....Chris Johnson is the better more productive back. There is no debate the stats speak for themselves. AP needs to focus on what he can do to win games and not worry about what Chris Johnson is doing. They are two different style of runners in two different schemes. It's like comparing apples to oranges.

Germantown, MD

#12 Sep 18, 2010
Run hard, Adrian. You can do it. Skol Vikings.

“any questions?”

Since: Jun 10

st.john's, newfoundland

#13 Sep 18, 2010
Johnson can say what he wants as can all of the other non-Vike supporters...bottom line...we got the best damn RB in the league bar none...JUST DO IT MAN...GO AP...GO VIKES!!!

Madison, WI

#14 Sep 18, 2010
Peterson is not even in the conversation until he gets his ball security issues fixed, IMO. What good is it, if struggling for an extra couple of yards per carry to pad his precious stats, he gets the ball stripped by 2 angry LB's? This talk of individual ranking is unseemly in a sport where you've got a roster of 53 guys trying (we hope) to win a Lombardi trophy. The Vikes need to muzzle this kind of talk, period. If the team wins big, his stats and ranking will take care of themselves. If the team struggles, his stats won't mean anything (except he'll command a bigger contract from us).

Stop the fumbling, become a complete back (that means blocking, BTW), and shut your mouth until you've proven yourself a champion.
viqueens fan

United States

#15 Sep 18, 2010
yeah, i'd vote for ad..

if the question is 'who's the better fumbler..".

gimme a break.. cj is wayyyyyyyy better.

actually, my vote is for #14 mark.. he's 100% right... stfu, ad, play the game..quit with your 'guarantees', quit fumbling, learn to block, learn to hit the holes better like cj and rub your rabbit's foot at night in hopes that that inept coach of yours gets canned.. he certainly couldn't design a run play if bill walsh held his hand...


Converse, TX

#16 Sep 18, 2010

Until he can prove that issue has gone away or diminished greatly he will be an also ran in this "Best" race.

Fins-24, Queens-20

HillBilly Allen = 4 Tackles, 1 Assist, 1 Sack


SKOL Packers
George the Genius

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Sep 18, 2010
IDK who is #1 at this time, but i do know that Barry Sanders is #1 of all time.

Portsmouth, VA

#18 Sep 18, 2010
9 TEAMS LASTweek ran the ball more than the pass=all 9 won!!!
green gay fagers

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Sep 18, 2010
mrcmos wrote:
Until he can prove that issue has gone away or diminished greatly he will be an also ran in this "Best" race.
Fins-24, Queens-20
HillBilly Allen = 4 Tackles, 1 Assist, 1 Sack
SKOL Packers
Shut up you retarded florida hillbilly.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Sep 18, 2010
all players should have the attitude that they are the best, but let your play convince others your the best, not your mouth. this trash talking iis so ghetto and dumb

Wasilla, AK

#21 Sep 18, 2010
Maybe the O-line and fullback should watch the Huston & Indy game that is how you run a KAO!

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