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Continued: Vikings' Peterson has been starving for carries of late

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 27, 2013 - 10:01 AM

At Lambeau Field in Week 13 a year ago, the Packers started out almost as well against Peterson as the Giants did while holding him to 9 yards on eight first-half carries a week ago. Of Peterson’s first 13 carries in the Packers game, eight were 3 yards or fewer. But the 14th carry went 82 yards for a touchdown. The 15th carry went 48 yards and before you knew it, Peterson had 210 yards on 21 carries.

“Our attitude in the past has been you know what we’re going to do, now you have to stop it,” Frazier said. “It’s not working so well right now, but that doesn’t mean that we’re going to deviate from what we believe we do best. We just have to do it better. We have the best running back in the National Football League. Teams would love for us to drop back and throw it 53 times. That’s not who we want to be.”



 

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