Sunday, November 1, 2009
All Drive for Peterson
Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A few of you might have questioned Minnesota’s decision not emphasize Adrian Peterson near the goal line last week in Pittsburgh. The Vikings just addressed that issue here at Lambeau Field.
After Percy Harvin’s 77-yard kickoff return set the Vikings up at Green Bay’s 14-yard line, the Vikings gave it to Peterson on six of their seven offensive plays. Peterson had to work for it, but he finally scored on a fourth-down plunge to give the Vikings a 7-3 lead.
We noted the first mistake of the game in the previous blog. Here’s the second: Green Bay defensive tackle Johnny Jolly’s inexcusable head-butt of Chester Taylor on a failed third-down pass. The Vikings were prepared to attempt a field goal before Jolly’s penalty gave them a first down.