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.
Adrian Peterson Shut Down As Vikings Fall 24-10 To Packers
By DAVE CAMPBELL 01/05/13 11:42 PM ET EST
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is taken down by Green Bay Packers strong safety Charles Woodson (21) and cornerback Sam Shields.
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).