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.
|San Diego - LP: J. Lane||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: E. Santana||2|
|Washington - LP: R. Soriano||6||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: M. Dunn||7|
|Philadelphia - LP: A. Burnett||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||7|
|Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse||1||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||2|
|Toronto - WP: R. Dickey||14||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: C. Buchholz||1|
|Arizona||2||Bottom 15th Inning|
|Colorado - LP: Y. Flande||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: D. Phelps||2||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: Y. Darvish||4|
|Oakland - LP: J. Chavez||3||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: B. Oberholtzer||7|
|Pittsburgh||5||Bottom 5th Inning|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||3||2nd Half 20:00|
|Indiana||37||3rd Qtr 6:59|
|Aug 8 - vs. Oakland||7 pm|
|Aug 16 - vs. Arizona||7:30 pm|
|Aug 23 - at Kansas City||7 pm|
|Aug 28 - at Tennessee||7 pm|
|2014 regular season|
|Sep 7 - at St. Louis||Noon|
|Sep 14 - vs. New England||Noon|
|Sep 21 - at New Orleans||Noon|
|Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta||3:25 pm|
|Oct 2 - at Green Bay||7:25 pm|
|Oct 12 - vs. Detroit||Noon|
|Oct 19 - at. Buffalo||Noon|
|Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay||Noon|
|Nov 2 - vs. Washington||Noon|
|Nov 9 - Bye|
|Nov 16 - at Chicago||Noon|
|Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay||Noon|
|Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina||Noon|
|Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets||Noon|
|Dec 14 - at Detroit||Noon|
|Dec 21 - at Miami||Noon|
|Dec 28 - vs. Chicago||Noon|