Adrian peterson

Deep Dive
Why the Big-Money Back Is a Vanishing Breed
Why the Big-Money Back Is a Vanishing Breed
The position of Sayers, Smith and Sanders is now one of the least valuable in pro football. What led to the dramatic decline in the worth of running backs? Decreasing big-play potency, ever-evolving offenses and just plain cheaper alternatives
By Andy Benoit
Super Bowl 48
Deep Dive
Thursday Night Preview: Washington at Minnesota
Thursday Night Preview: Washington at Minnesota
By Andy Benoit
Deep Dive
Monday Night Preview
The Vikings debut their new quarterback Monday in New Jersey. Can Josh Freeman keep the Giants winless? Or will Eli Manning and company get it going?
By Andy Benoit
Game Plan
How the Jaguars Can Beat the Broncos (Hey, Anything’s Possible)
How the Jaguars Can Beat the Broncos (Hey, Anything’s Possible)
Never say never, people of Jacksonville. I’ve got the blueprint for how the Jaguars can stage the biggest upset in NFL regular-season history. Plus, my other Week 6 thoughts
By Peter King
The Throwback
It’s Not Easy, But It Is Noble
It’s Not Easy, But It Is Noble
Adrian Peterson’s quest for 2,500 yards is running up against the cold reality of NFL defenses primed to stop him. But there’s a beauty in his pursuit of runners who came before him, and in his evoking the lost glory of the ground game
By Andrew Lawrence
Muscle and Medicine
The Business of Getting Better—and the Best
The Business of Getting Better—and the Best
Injured players are relying on team doctors less and less in their quests to get back on the field. The complicated reasons for getting a second opinion can leave NFL surgeons in an awkward position
By Andrew Brandt
Postcards From Training Camp
Video: Not Just About Adrian Peterson
Video: Not Just About Adrian Peterson
After ranking second to last in passing yards last season, the Vikings are transforming Christian Ponder into a pocket passer and expanding the play calling
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Vikings Preview: So Much to Ponder
Vikings Preview: So Much to Ponder
Adrian Peterson is hellbent on breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record. But to make the playoffs, he may have to sacrifice touches and hope his young QB can carry the load
By Andy Benoit
10 Things I Think I Think
‘Every Record Means Something’
‘Every Record Means Something’
Reigning MVP Adrian Peterson has Eric Dickerson in his sights for this season—and beyond that, he’s coming for Emmitt Smith
By Peter King