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Continued: Early-season debate: Adrian Peterson vs. Calvin Johnson

  • Article by: KENT YOUNGBLOOD , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 7, 2013 - 12:49 AM

“Unfortunately, today the adage of running the ball and playing good defense isn’t enough to win championships,” Billick said. “You’d have to run the ball and lead the league in defense. So the big question is whether [Christian] Ponder is good enough to complement the most impactful player in the league?”

The answers will start coming on Sunday.

The Vikings have tried to improve their passing game with an upgrade at receiver. The Lions have tried to balance their pass-happy attack with the addition of running back Reggie Bush.

“We’ll see if either team’s equation changes,” Billick said.



 

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