Sunday, the Broncos welcome in an interesting foe in the Minnesota Vikings who are enjoying the talents of a resurgent Adrian Peterson (59 auto, 291 yards, 2 TD’s) thus far on the season.
Greenway had family in town from South Dakota and many took in their first Vikings game. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 505 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. “I really do. And I’ll just say this, people were like ‘well, physically you just weren’t ready.’ I came in my freshman year and I was up for the Heisman, had a pretty good season, was the leading rusher”. Charles Johnson, Justin Trattou and Xavier Rhodes are questionable. That’s an average of 4.8 yards per attempt. Manning has thrown seven interceptions in his last five games. In the receiving end, Demaryius Thomas had 92 yards and one touchdown in nine receptions while Emmanuel Sanders added 87 yards in six receptions.
Peterson rushed for 2,960 yards and 32 touchdowns as a high school senior in 2003 and then went on to rush for 1,860 yards with 15 touchdowns – 5.9 yards per carry – as a true freshman at the University of Oklahoma. Defensively, the Broncos yield 176.3 yards in passing and 82.7 yards in rushing. Brandon Marshall leads the Broncos with 24 tackles, DeMarcus Ware has 3.5 sacks and Aqib Talib has five pass deflections.
Meanwhile, Griffen thinks the Vikings are “on the verge” of being 3-1 after this week’s game against Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
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Bridgewater has been slow out of the gate, and a road game against one of the better defenses in the league likely isn’t going to get him going.
Adrian Peterson is who the Broncos need to keep one or even two spies on throughout the game. But why should they throw the ball all over the field when they are having so much success running it?