Adrian Peterson, Vikings: Seems he fell to the perfect team in the draft. Had 103 rushing yards in debut, and turned a dump pass into a 60-yard TD.
E.J. Henderson, Vikings: Moved to middle linebacker this season and was an opening-day force with seven unassisted tackles, including two sacks.
PLAY OF THE GAME
Midway through the fourth quarter.
Third-and-5 for the Vikings at the Min 40
The situation: The Vikings had a 10-3 lead.
The play: Tarvaris Jackson threw a swing pass to Adrian Peterson, who bobbled it, then wrapped it up and raced 60 yards for a touchdown.
The result: The play was the only offensive touchdown of the day; in fact, neither team had a red-zone possesion.
Play: Nothing spectacular. A couple of overthrows, an interception on a tip. Wasn't sacked, didn't have happy feet. Grade: Wade
Leadership: Ran the conservative game plan to a "T," despite problems hearing plays in helmet's wireless receiver. Grade: Fran
Stats: When Peterson turned a short pass into a 60-yard TD, Jackson's QB rating hopped to 75.1. Grade: Wade
Overall: The Vikings certainly have to develop a downfield passing game. They got away without one Sunday. Grade: Wade
Kevin Williams and Antoine Winfield returned picks for TDs, and the DEFENSE takes the lead!
The plan to have Chester Taylor and Adrian Peterson share the workload took a hit when Taylor left because of a first-quarter hip injury. Adrian seemed, uh, OK with it.
Vikings at Detroit
3:05 p.m. Sunday
About the Lions
Detroit blew a 17-0 lead Sunday at Oakland but rallied for a 36-21 victory. Jon Kitna passed for 289 yards and three touchdowns for the Lions, and new tailback Tatum Bell ran for 87 yards and a score.
Calvin Johnson, above, the second player taken in the draft, had six catches for 70 yards and a touchdown in his debut for the Lions.
|NY Mets||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Pittsburgh||2||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|St. Louis||0||Top 3rd Inning|
|Boston||0||Top 2nd Inning|
|NY Yankees||0||Top 3rd Inning|
|Tampa Bay||2||Top 3rd Inning|
|Detroit||0||Top 3rd Inning|
|Chicago WSox||3:05 PM|
|San Francisco||9:05 PM|
|LA Clippers||6:00 PM|
|LA Lakers||6:30 PM|
|Golden State||7:00 PM|
|NC State||6:37 PM|
|Kent State||9:00 PM|
|Michigan State||9:07 PM|
|(15) North Carolina||6:00 PM|
|(3) South Carolina|
|(18) Iowa||6:30 PM|
|(9) Arizona State||8:30 PM|
|(7) Florida State|
|(14) Stanford||9:00 PM|
|(2) Notre Dame|
|Aug 8 - vs. Oakland||7 pm||X||10-6|
|Aug 16 - vs. Arizona||7:30 pm||X||30-28|
|Aug 23 - at Kansas City||7 pm||X||30-12|
|Aug 28 - at Tennessee||7 pm||X||19-3|
|2014 regular season|
|Sep 7 - at St. Louis||Noon||X||34-6|
|Sep 14 - vs. New England||Noon||X||30-7|
|Sep 21 - at New Orleans||Noon||X||20-9|
|Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta||3:25 pm||X||41-28|
|Oct 2 - at Green Bay||7:25 pm||X||42-10|
|Oct 12 - vs. Detroit||Noon||X||17-3|
|Oct 19 - at. Buffalo||Noon||X||17-16|
|Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay||Noon||X||19-13 ot|
|Nov 2 - vs. Washington||Noon||X||29-26|
|Nov 9 - Bye|
|Nov 16 - at Chicago||Noon||X||21-13|
|Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay||Noon||X||24-21|
|Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||31-13|
|Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets||Noon||X||30-24 ot|
|Dec 14 - at Detroit||3:25 pm||X||16-14|
|Dec 21 - at Miami||Noon||X||37-35|
|Dec 28 - vs. Chicago||Noon||X||13-9|