When Percy Harvin took the opening kickoff for 103 yards for a touchdown, the tone of this game was set when the referees announced that Marvin Mitchell’s block to the back was getting it called back. Despite a number of bad mistakes, missed opportunities, and questionable play calls the Vikings were able to beat the hapless Cardinals by a score of 21 – 14.
Here are some post-game thoughts:
Peterson Looked Fantastic
Adrian had a great game, point blank. He ran the ball 23 times for 153 yards (6.6 yard average), and scored the first touchdown of the day on a beautiful 13 yarder. He tacked on two catches for six yards.
Peterson had his best game of the season and finally truly looked to be back to his old self. He was making quick cuts, had some getup in his step, and put on an impressive display of power running on a number of occasions.
On a day when the offense couldn’t seem to move through the air at all, Peterson’s dominance couldn’t have come at a better time.