Posted November 03, 2013

Adrian Peterson blows Cowboys defense up with ridiculous touchdown run

Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, NFC East, NFC North
Adrian Peterson is getting ridiculous again.

Adrian Peterson is getting ridiculous again. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

There’s been a lot of talk about the lack of carries given to Minnesota Vikings halfback Adrian Peterson, and for good reason — the Vikings’ best player had a total of 36 carries in his team’s last three games, all losses, and all with horrible quarterback play. The quarterback play issue didn’t really resolve itself when the Vikings faced the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, though starter Christian Ponder did manage to get a few good plays in against Dallas’ subpar pass defense. However, head coach Leslie Frazier and offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave finally got wise, handing the rock to Peterson far more often.

With 5:49 left in the game, and with Dallas leading 20-17, the Vikings were rewarded with an absolutely preposterous 11-yard touchdown run from their main man.

We’re not really surprised by anything Peterson does on the field at this point, but that’s impressive, even for him. Kudos to his teammates for helping out, as well.

12 comments
grkorbel
grkorbel

The touchdown run by Peterson with even a piss-poor officiating crew would have been called back because of a penalty called "interlocking interference".  It carries a 10-yard penalty from the line of scrimmage just like holding.

"No player on offense may assist a runner except by blocking for him. There shall be no interlocking interference."





jacaf191
jacaf191

Am I the only one who notices that No. 86 caught Peterson at the 2 and carried him into the end zone? That's a 5-yard penalty. Spot the ball at the 2.

WoodyBrown
WoodyBrown

Yeah, ok--AP carried the ball, but big Chase Ford was carrying AP...it's really Ford's TD.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

awesome...............and they still LOST..........AGAIN.

UnishowponyWherebeef
UnishowponyWherebeef

Ridiculous???

The only thing ridiculous is that someone at SI thinks that this TD is exceptional. It's just a basic run. Aas everyone has pointed out, #86 keeps AP from falling to the turf. He should get credit for a half-TD.

B I
B I

I agree Bearsclone.  Not sure why Peterson is getting such props for this.  It was #86 that made the fantastic pay on this one...

slickwilly
slickwilly

Some of the things Peterson does are truly Jim Brown-like, but 86 clearly pushed into the endzone on this one.

DalSaint
DalSaint

@grkorbel   you hit the nail on the head. The official tried hard to help the vikings win the game. There were some awful non calls and some awful calls. The crew should lose their game checks for poor performance. 

It kills me to hear the commentators rant what a run AD made. They clearly do not want to comment on the same thing we all watched. 

Bearsclone
Bearsclone

@slickwilly Yea, he's off his feet and falling backwards until 86 props him back up and gives him a push.

The best thing Peterson did on that play was hold onto the ball and fall forward at the goal line.

jacaf191
jacaf191

My apologies to everyone below. I should have read down. I was reacting to talk radio and ESPN, for which I deserve my ignorance.

anon76
anon76

@Bearsclone

#86 definitely saved the run and gave him the forward momentum to get in the end zone, but I doubt one NFL RB in 10 would have been able to find his balance after being lifted up in the air and driven back like that.