Week 16 – Final Super Bowl Notes (Podcast)
After a disappointing return last week, if you happened to make it to the Super Bowl this week, it’s hard to sit Adrian Peterson this week. For what it’s worth, while other players like Sam Bradford and Ben Roethlisberger are likely out after playing on ankle injuries, Peterson seemed to come out of the loss fine and according to Vikings beat-writer Tom Pelissero’s on Tuesday; Peterson is now considered close to 100 percent.
While the Giants struggled in the passing game last week, they did have success on the ground with Ahmad Brashaw, when he was used, so if Peterson is up for taking up to 20 carries this week, he should be good for over 100 yards and a score. Where he will likely struggle is in the passing game, as I suspect that you will see the coaching staff use Toby Gerhart on passing downs to give Peterson’s ankle some rest, throughout.
Hopefully, we will see Peterson gash the Redskins defense early, as it’s likely that Peterson’s ankle will give him some trouble as we get deeper into the game. For more help as we get set for Super Bowl weekend, take a listen to the podcast on this page, as I talk with Matt De Lima about players like Michael Vick, Vincent Jackson, Kyle Orton, Felix Jones, Chris Johnson and Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Good luck this weekend and have a happy holidays.