VU Daily Blog: 9/27/10

Not surprisingly, Vikings coach Brad Childress had high praise for Adrian Peterson following the Vikings' first win of the season. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progressed through the VU Daily Blog.

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Photo Gallery: Lions-Vikings: Game photos from the Vikings 24-10 win against the Detroit Lions at Mall of America ... http://bit.ly/c13C4f

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Notebook: Adrian closing in on Arian: Adrian Peterson is nearly back in the league lead for rushing yards after co... http://bit.ly/ampH34

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Peterson, asked about Chris Johnson: "I've got the mindset that I know that I'm the best. In my mind and my heart I know that." #Vikings

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Peterson on his 80-yard touchdown run: "I don't ever think someone can catch me. That's just the way I think." #Vikings

Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 1:27:00 PM

Peterson gets Childress' praise

Adrian Peterson is re-establishing himself as one of the best running backs in the NFL, if he ever left that status behind in some observers' minds.

Peterson rushed for 160 yards on Sunday against the Detroit Lions and thrust himself back into second place in the league for rushing yards.

Peterson leads the NFC with 392 yards, the next closest being Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw at 253 yards. Houston's Arian Foster has 406 yards to lead the NFL, but Peterson is right behind him.

"Adrian kind of gets overlooked in this whole deal," Vikings coach Brad Childress said. "You go through getting pummeled in the offseason. These games that he's strung together here, you seen an explosive, strong, hell of a running back. He's really doing some good things and being patient with those runs and taking great looks at them."

Peterson rushed 23 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard run, the longest of his career and the fourth-longest in Vikings history. His 160 yards in a single game are the most so far this season in the NFC and his 80-yard run is the longest in the NFL this season.

He also leads the conference and is second in the league in yards from scrimmage with 477. Foster has 502. Peterson leads the NFC with 21 first downs and is tied for second with Darren McFadden in the league. Foster also leads that category with 27.

* Childress said penalties were an issue Sunday, and the Vikings had 12 of them for 100 yards. But he said some of the penalties that were called didn't show up on tape. The NFL average is 18.9 penalties per team this year. The Vikings have 25 of them and their opponents have 13.

* Childress on injuries to TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) and C John Sullivan (calf): "They're in the building. They're going to live, both of them. And that's all they have to do is live until next week."

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Childress on injuries to Shiancoe (hamstring) and Sullivan (calf): "They're in the building. They're going to live, both of them." #Vikings

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Brad Childress had nothing but praise for Peterson: "Adrian kind of gets overlooked in this deal," Childress said. #Vikings

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Notebook: Favre still unimpressed with play: Brett Favre was relieved to walk away with a win, but he wasn't impre... http://bit.ly/ak6Xgs

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Vikings enter bye looking for answers: The Vikings got their first win of the season, but they still have areas to... http://bit.ly/8YURnZ

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Lions: Better players, similar results: There's little doubt the Lions are improving their roster, but the results... http://bit.ly/9UHzeC

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Peterson powers his way to 24-10 Vikings win: Adrian Peterson used both power and speed on his way to a 160-yard, ... http://bit.ly/becFgC

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Turning point: Three phases finally sync up: The Vikings defense had been solid in the first two games, but after ... http://bit.ly/dqU4ce

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Record-seekers vs. Lions: Adrian Peterson's 80-yard touchdown run moved into the top five in several categories in... http://bit.ly/99mmyA

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Notebook: Calm leads to critical win: The Vikings said they never panicked and believed they were close getting a ... http://bit.ly/cG1UzX

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Adrian Peterson on Toby Gerhart's fumble: "I know about the fumbles. You definitely don't feel good about it." #Vikings

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Jared Allen on the shoving in the second half: "It's just big boys doing big boy things." #Vikings

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Shaun Hill on the shoving matches: "All I have to say about that is I, we, are not going to be anybody's punk out there." #Vikings #Lions

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Childress on the #Vikings first win on the season: "It's a great elixir. It really is. Now it won't be my elixir of choice later today."

Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 5:03:00 PM

Vikings' leaders in the win

The Vikings finally clicked in the second half to get their first win of the season, 24-10 over the Detroit Lions.

On offense, Adrian Peterson was the star again, rushing 23 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard touchdown run that helped boost his average to 7.0 yards per carry.

Brett Favre continued to struggle some and admitted the passing offense is still struggling. He completed 23 of 34 passes for 201 yards, but had two more interceptions and one touchdown for a 68.4 rating.

Percy Harvin was Favre's favorite target. He went to Harvin eight times and connected with him six times for 62 yards. No other receiver had more than 30 yards, as Visanthe Shiancoe suffered a hamstring injury on the Vikings' first offensive play of the third quarter that he believes will be fine when the team returns after its Week 4 bye.

Minnesota's defense was solid once again, giving up 63 yards rushing with an assist from Jahvid Best when he went down with a toe injury. He had seven carries for 26 yards before leaving the game.

The defense ended up giving up 232 net yards passing, but they stiffened in the red zone with two interceptions late – from Ben Leber and Antoine Winfield.

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Brett Favre said he suffered a stinger on the play he was hit on the helmet. #Vikings

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Peterson has 160 yards rushing, a #Vikings record against the Lions.

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Ben Leber pretty much seals the win for the #Vikings with an interception at the goal line with 2:42 to play and a 24-10 #Vikings lead.

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Toby Gerhart has his first fumble as a Viking, giving the ball back to Detroit with 7:48 to play with the #Vikings leading 24-10.

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End of third quarter. Peterson's 80-yard TD was the fourth-longest for the #Vikings and the longest of Peterson's career.

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Now Greg Lewis gets into it with a Lion. It's getting CHIPPY! #Vikings

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Jahvid Best has a toe injury and his return is questionable. #Vikings

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Brian Robison gets a sack and a shoving match brings players from both team on the field. Offsetting penalties and the #Vikings take poss.

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Adrian Peterson. 80 yards. Touchdown. From bottled up to kicking it outside for a 24-10 #Vikings lead.

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Longwell connects from 31 yards out for a #Vikings 17-10 lead with 7:47 to play in the third quarter.

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Shiancoe is getting his right hamstring worked on. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 1:47:00 PM
The #Vikings move the pocket and start the half with a 17-yard pass to Peterson, but Shiancoe came out after the play.

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