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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:05 am    Post subject: Barry Sanders vs Adrian Peterson Reply with quote

Here were Barry Sanders' rushing totals through 10 games in 1997, the year he ran for 2,053 yards and won NFL co-MVP honors with Brett Favre:

Arrow 201 carries, 1,103 yards, 5.5-yard average, four touchdowns.


Here are Adrian Peterson's rushing totals through the Vikings' first 10 games this season:

Arrow 195 carries, 1,128 yards, 5.8 average, seven touchdowns.


Forget NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Peterson has a much bigger trophy within his powerful grasp: NFL Most Valuable Player.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/179217201.html?refer=y


what the heck, discuss.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:14 am    Post subject: Re: Barry Sanders vs Adrian Peterson Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:

what the heck, discuss.


No.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing here to discuss. AP isn't even the best back this generation or even right now.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FootballPhreak wrote:
Nothing here to discuss.

is it discussable whether Peterson will break Sander's 1997 totals?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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FootballPhreak wrote:
Nothing here to discuss.

is it discussable whether Peterson will break Sander's 1997 totals?


with the defenses that he has to face in the remainder of the year, i'll say he wont do it.

Bears x2 - 92.3 yds/game allowed
Packers x2 - 98.3 yds/game allowed
Houston - 85.6 yds/game allowed
St Louis - 114.1 yds/game allowed

He'll have to average ~154 yards per game against them, which is well above what they're allowing.

Barry's stats for his last six games were 134 carries for 950 yards, which was over 7 yards a carry.

AP will need to be the entire offense for the Vikings for him to break it...and I can't see these teams allowing him to beat them.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FootballPhreak wrote:
Nothing here to discuss. AP isn't even the best back this generation or even right now.


Who is better than Peterson?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bdubs3316 wrote:
with the defenses that he has to face in the remainder of the year, i'll say he wont do it.

Bears x2 - 92.3 yds/game allowed
Packers x2 - 98.3 yds/game allowed
Houston - 85.6 yds/game allowed
St Louis - 114.1 yds/game allowed

He'll have to average ~154 yards per game against them, which is well above what they're allowing.

good analysis.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why isn't this in the NFL forum? And it's not like Barry has the all time season high either.
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ahoda wrote:
Why isn't this in the NFL forum?

why complain about it? what's the big deal?

it's just a light discussion topic between two fanbases about stars on their teams.

sheesh, man....
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ahoda wrote:
Why isn't this in the NFL forum?

why complain about it? what's the big deal?

it's just a light discussion topic between two fanbases about stars on their teams.

sheesh, man....


It's not a complaint. It's a legit question. I think you need a hug...come over here so I can give a giant cyber hug.
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ahoda wrote:
It's not a complaint. It's a legit question.

i posted it here because i'm far more interested in reading this forum's views of Sanders than the rabble's of the entire site.

how's dat?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sanders was ridiculous that year. He had 53 yards total in two games, then belted off 2,000 yards in 14 games.

Peterson is currently on pace for about 1,805 yards, but he has averaged 157.25 yards over the last four weeks. If he maintains that pace through six more games, Peterson finishes with 2,071 yards.

I guess bdubs has a point though. The Bears' defense is nasty against the run and the Vikings still have to face them twice. Houston's isn't far behind them, and I question whether the Vikings will be able to use Peterson that often against the Packers considering how hot their offense has been of late. Those games could turn into shootouts, and even Adrian Peterson is going to see a reduced workload (especially in the carries department) if the Vikings fall behind by enough.

I think he'll probably wind up with around 1,700 yards, but unfortunately it's hard for me to envision him winning CPOY (Peyton Manning) or MVP (Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan). Which is unfortunate, because he's having a career year.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
ahoda wrote:
It's not a complaint. It's a legit question.

i posted it here because i'm far more interested in reading this forum's views of Sanders than the rabble's of the entire site.

how's dat?


that's all I wanted to know.....now come here for that hug!
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I guess bdubs has a point though. The Bears' defense is nasty against the run and the Vikings still have to face them twice.

for what it's worth, historically Peterson has done very well against Da Bearz.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
RyanFuller003 wrote:
I guess bdubs has a point though. The Bears' defense is nasty against the run and the Vikings still have to face them twice.

for what it's worth, historically Peterson has done very well against Da Bearz.


Since he came into the league...he's averaged 21 carries for 102.88 yards vs the Bears...but most of this yardage was in 2007 and 2008, due to 3 big games...one monster game.

carries/yards

2007 - 20/224 & 20/78
2008 - 22/121 & 28/131
2009 - 25/85 & 24/94
2010 - 17/51
2011 - 12/39
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