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Bacchus
01-06-2013, 03:50 AM
Everyone said that Peterson carried the team to the playoffs and their QB (Ponder) stinks, yet, when Ponder does not play Peterson pretty much stuffed and Vikings get crushed.

It is proven once again the QB is the most important person on every team.

Peterson gets comeback player of the year and Manning gets MVP.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/06/adrian-peterson-vikings-packers-playoffs_n_2417866.html

Adrian Peterson Shut Down As Vikings Fall 24-10 To Packers
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is taken down by Green Bay Packers strong safety Charles Woodson (21) and cornerback Sam Shields.



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GREEN BAY, Wis. Adrian Peterson was shut down and Christian Ponder sidelined.

That left the Minnesota Vikings short-handed, overmatched and barely able to do much of anything against the Green Bay Packers.
Peterson was held to 99 yards, after gaining 199 and 210 in the first two games against Green Bay, and Joe Webb struggled in place of Ponder as the Packers rolled to a 24-10 victory over the Vikings in an NFC wild-card game Saturday night.

Ponder was inactive because of a right elbow injury, suffered when the teams played each other last Sunday. His participation in practice this week was limited and Webb took many of the turns with the first-team offense. But Webb, who hadn't thrown a pass all season, was sacked three times and off target all night. His only highlight was a 50-yard scoring pass to Michael Jenkins late in the fourth quarter, but it was far too late for the Vikings (10-7).

COWheatGrower
01-06-2013, 05:36 AM
The vote has already been cast so it won't matter.

fwf
01-06-2013, 05:39 AM
I was thinking the same thing and if we were being honest a Qb should win the award every year, but in the spirt of what the award has become, I think AD should still win it.

Elway 4 Life
01-06-2013, 05:54 AM
As long as we hoist the Lombardi I could give 2 ****s who the MVP is.

El Jefe
01-06-2013, 06:43 AM
He still rushed for 100 yards with a QB WORSE than Ponder. I know everyone here is a Manning fan, but AD had one of the top two rushing seasons ever on a completely reconstructed knee.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
01-06-2013, 06:47 AM
Joe Webb is ****ing awful.

MillerMayhem58
01-06-2013, 06:48 AM
This whole AD MVP is an ESPN driven joke. He shouldn't even be up for COMEBACK POY because he was never really out. He's had a great season but not an MVP season. MVP is for somebody who played lights out and lifted his team to its highest level.

Victor
01-06-2013, 07:48 AM
Is your your contention that the MVP's team should never lose? I'd like to see the player that good. It's still an 11 vs. 11 player game.

To answer your question I'd say no...a Vikings loss does not mean that Petersron doesn't deserve the MVP.

BroncoFox
01-06-2013, 08:00 AM
I guess it depends on what you consider MVP really. To me, it's the person who is most valuable. That is, who brings the most value to their team. AP brings lots of value to their teams offense. Peyton Manning brings value to the offense just as much so or more so than AP, but also to special teams AND defense. So he is more valuable imo. So.. MVP.

I think he should get comeback player as well. Knee surgery? Happens all the time. Yes, AP did great after a knee surgery, but Peyton had NECK surgery. How many players have you heard about receiving multiple neck surgeries and then playing in the NFL again? When I first heard the news when he was still in Indy, I felt bad for him - I figured his career was completely over. I knew AP would be back at some point. I didn't think Manning would ever be back.

gunns
01-06-2013, 08:07 AM
This whole AD MVP is an ESPN driven joke. He shouldn't even be up for COMEBACK POY because he was never really out. He's had a great season but not an MVP season. MVP is for somebody who played lights out and lifted his team to its highest level.

Have to disagree. He should definitely be Comeback POY. He was out and cameback much quicker than most any other player with that injury. Being a RB that injury affects him much more than other positions with it and then to put up over 2000 yds in the next season he at least should get that award. I'm biased and I know it as far as MVP but AD should get one or the other. He was the MVP for his team.

Tombstone RJ
01-06-2013, 08:39 AM
this game should have no effect on an award based on the regular season. Also, AP still got 99 yards on just 22 carries. It's not like the vikes fed him the ball 35 times.

maher_tyler
01-06-2013, 08:51 AM
He was a beast no doubt. It's just hard to deny guys like Manning, Rodgers and Brady. QB is the hardest position to play which is why you gotta go with Manning.

Dedhed
01-06-2013, 08:54 AM
Gaining 99 yards against 11 men in the box is still pretty impressive. The Pack didn't even consider that Webb could hurt them through the air.

MillerMayhem58
01-06-2013, 09:19 AM
Have to disagree. He should definitely be Comeback POY. He was out and cameback much quicker than most any other player with that injury. Being a RB that injury affects him much more than other positions with it and then to put up over 2000 yds in the next season he at least should get that award. I'm biased and I know it as far as MVP but AD should get one or the other. He was the MVP for his team.

Tell me a player that CAMEBACK from what PFM came back from....

Drek
01-06-2013, 09:37 AM
I wouldn't call 24 carries for 99 yards as being "shut down". Maybe relative to his previous efforts against the Packers and his 2012 season averages, but for most RBs that's a damn good day against 7 man fronts. Peterson put up those numbers against massively stacked boxes all damn day while Joe Webb made dookie on the field.

However, I also don't think he's an argument for comeback player of the year. He played 12 games last season. Manning played zero. Peterson had a serious injury, but it's one a dozen players or more come back from every year. Manning's was an unprecedented injury with serious career risk, at an age when most guys are already hanging it up anyhow. To me comeback player isn't even a tough choice at all.

Back to MVP though, I personally want to see Peterson win it. Manning had an excellent season but the Broncos were an 8-8 team with Tebow at QB, a less developed Thomas, Decker, etc., worse OL play, and a far worse defense last year. Manning took this team from "solid and getting better" to "elite". Peterson's season this year took the Vikings from a 3-13 team to a 10-6 team. That would be insane improvement for a QB, it's even more impressive coming from a running back.

Manning had a damn good season, one of his personal best. Peterson had what might have been the best running back season of all time (32 less carries than Dickerson with 9 yards less rushing, 6.0 YPC, most yards after contact ever, ran against 8 and 9 man boxes all season long). If you don't give it to Peterson you might as well just admit that it's a QB only award from here on out, because no one is putting up a better argument for the award than Peterson did this year. Meanwhile Manning and Brady are working in a passing inflated league while Peterson is facing exactly the opposite.

oubronco
01-06-2013, 09:46 AM
^This

Rock Chalk
01-06-2013, 09:49 AM
This whole AD MVP is an ESPN driven joke. He shouldn't even be up for COMEBACK POY because he was never really out. He's had a great season but not an MVP season. MVP is for somebody who played lights out and lifted his team to its highest level.

Idiot, Peterson did lift his team to its highest level. You think they come close to making the playoffs without Peterson? Hell no. Denver still makes the playoffs without Manning, hell we may have gotten a first round bye even.

Vikings would have been lucky to win 3 games without Peterson.

MVP.

You stupid ****ing homers are tiresome.

strafen
01-06-2013, 09:52 AM
This whole AD MVP is an ESPN driven joke. He shouldn't even be up for COMEBACK POY because he was never really out. He's had a great season but not an MVP season. MVP is for somebody who played lights out and lifted his team to its highest level.
who is AD?

OrangeSe7en
01-06-2013, 09:54 AM
I actually think Peterson is the MVP and, if anything, last night makes a stronger case for him. In spite of having an awful QB stepping in without throwing a pass all season in a playoff game when the intensity is ratched up, Peterson still had 99 yards on 22 carries, which is over 4 yards per carry. And there was no guarantee the Vikings would win anyway. It's not like Ponder is great and the Vikings are a dome team playing in 20 degree weather against a superior team. The Packers are a superior team.

If the Vikings don't have Peterson, they probably win 2 games. The Broncos made the playoffs last year. Yeah they were 8-8 but Tebow went 7-4 as the starter. Manning is an obvious step up from Tebow but the incremental improvement from a 7-4 team to a 13-3 team isn't going to be as severe as it is with the Vikings without Peterson.

But as a Broncos fan, Im not going to complain if Manning gets it. I kind of expect Manning to get based on how the media views the position of QB in comparison to RB. QBs get awards by default these days. But I really think Peterson deserves it.

OrangeSe7en
01-06-2013, 09:58 AM
I wouldn't call 24 carries for 99 yards as being "shut down". Maybe relative to his previous efforts against the Packers and his 2012 season averages, but for most RBs that's a damn good day against 7 man fronts. Peterson put up those numbers against massively stacked boxes all damn day while Joe Webb made dookie on the field.

However, I also don't think he's an argument for comeback player of the year. He played 12 games last season. Manning played zero. Peterson had a serious injury, but it's one a dozen players or more come back from every year. Manning's was an unprecedented injury with serious career risk, at an age when most guys are already hanging it up anyhow. To me comeback player isn't even a tough choice at all.

Back to MVP though, I personally want to see Peterson win it. Manning had an excellent season but the Broncos were an 8-8 team with Tebow at QB, a less developed Thomas, Decker, etc., worse OL play, and a far worse defense last year. Manning took this team from "solid and getting better" to "elite". Peterson's season this year took the Vikings from a 3-13 team to a 10-6 team. That would be insane improvement for a QB, it's even more impressive coming from a running back.

Manning had a damn good season, one of his personal best. Peterson had what might have been the best running back season of all time (32 less carries than Dickerson with 9 yards less rushing, 6.0 YPC, most yards after contact ever, ran against 8 and 9 man boxes all season long). If you don't give it to Peterson you might as well just admit that it's a QB only award from here on out, because no one is putting up a better argument for the award than Peterson did this year. Meanwhile Manning and Brady are working in a passing inflated league while Peterson is facing exactly the opposite.

But normally guys miss a full season with the injury Peterson had. Not only does he come back but its with a season that might be better than Dickersons 1984. Peterson had 21 fewer carries.

ChampJesusBailey
01-06-2013, 09:59 AM
who is AD?

Adrian "All Day" Peterson

Bacchus
01-06-2013, 10:01 AM
Gaining 99 yards against 11 men in the box is still pretty impressive. The Pack didn't even consider that Webb could hurt them through the air.

The Packers last week had 11 guys in the box to stop AD and The Vikings won because of their QB who threw for three TDs.

Smilin Assassin
01-06-2013, 10:03 AM
Super Bowl MVP.

THAT is the one you can't win if your team loses.

THAT is the one I want Peyton Manning getting. I think he feels the same.....

Drek
01-06-2013, 10:06 AM
But normally guys miss a full season with the injury Peterson had. Not only does he come back but its with a season that might be better than Dickersons 1984. Peterson had 21 fewer carries.

And guys normally never play again with the injury Manning had, especially at his age.

So 12+ month rehab v. career over. Yeah, not that hard to pick the more impressive comeback.

ChampJesusBailey
01-06-2013, 10:06 AM
I have loved watching Manning play but I think AD has to get the MVP. Peyton has had a great season but look at the QB stats for this season. He is comparable to Rodgers, Ryan, Brady, and maybe Brees. The only QB stat he leads in (AFAIK, could be wrong) is completion percentage.

It's a QB driven league we're in now. How many times have we heard that dominant RB's are a thing of the past, that it's a passing league and defenders are too big and the punishment too brutal? Yet Peterson has done it and done it on a team with no threat of passing whatsoever, and done so in dominant fashion. Over 2,000 yards, 6 yards per carry, almost 30 carries of 20+ yards. Ridiculous.

Next season Manning will have another ridiculous season and so will 5-6 other quarterbacks. A season like AD had is a rarity.

errand
01-06-2013, 10:06 AM
Super Bowl MVP.

THAT is the one you can't win if your team loses.



Chuck Howley says hi :wave:

The MVP has come from the winning team every year except 1971, when Dallas Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley won the award despite the Cowboys' loss in Super Bowl V to the Baltimore Colts

OrangeSe7en
01-06-2013, 10:09 AM
And guys normally never play again with the injury Manning had, especially at his age.

So 12+ month rehab v. career over. Yeah, not that hard to pick the more impressive comeback.

I wasn't addressing Manning's injury. I was pointing out the flaw in your obesrvation that Peterson never came back from anything. That's completely untrue.

OrangeSe7en
01-06-2013, 10:10 AM
Chuck Howley says hi :wave:

He was likely speaking in terms of the present. Just because it was possible 40 years ago, doesn't mean it's still possible.

ant1999e
01-06-2013, 10:13 AM
The Packers last week had 11 guys in the box to stop AD and The Vikings won because of their QB who threw for three TDs.

So Peterson made Ponder better?

OrangeSe7en
01-06-2013, 10:13 AM
The Packers last week had 11 guys in the box to stop AD and The Vikings won because of their QB who threw for three TDs.

That's not really true. Ponder isn't a very good QB. The reason he had 3 TD passes (one was to Peterson, btw) is because the defense focuses so much on Peterson.

Drek
01-06-2013, 12:52 PM
I wasn't addressing Manning's injury. I was pointing out the flaw in your obesrvation that Peterson never came back from anything. That's completely untrue.

He missed four games, comeback player should miss more than four games regardless of injury, and otherwise he didn't really come "back". If Peterson had suffered the same injury in week 17 last year would you still want him winning comeback player of the year without actually missing time or dropping off performance-wise? That's kinda the requirement of the award.

ant1999e
01-13-2013, 02:02 PM
Bump...

TheReverend
01-13-2013, 02:04 PM
I'd give the award to JJ Watt now. I think all the votes are already in though