Hi guys, this week I’m going to be previewing the Monday night match up with the Minnesota Vikings travelling to the Wisconsin’s Green Bay Packers.

As I wrote last week the Green Bay Packers are probably the best team in the league and they will be heavy favourites to win this game. They have a perfect 8-0 record while Minnesota are coming in with a 2-6 record. It is likely that Green Bay will win this game but the main reason I’m previewing this game is because it involves Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

Last week I wrote about Aaron Rodgers as the best quarterback in the league and he will be on view in this game but what I am going to tell you about is, in my opinion the best running back in the league Adrian Peterson.

Peterson is as an impressive athlete as there is in the game. He stands 6 foot 2 and weighs just under 16 stone. He may not be the biggest back in the league but he runs really hard meaning he’s a real physical player and relishes contact. Combine this with the fact that he can run the 40 yard dash in 4.4 seconds and he can switch direction on a dime as they say in the states. End result is your perfect prototype running back. What makes Peterson so good is that he can run over you and he can also run past you. He has a very rare combination of power and speed. He was chosen with the 7th pick of the 2007 draft. The reason he fell to 7th was the fact that he suffered some injuries in his final year in college and teams believed that he mightn’t be the most durable player but so far in his career he has stayed relatively injury free considering the physicality of the running back position. He earned the nickname AD which stands for All Day because of the enormous effort he seems to put into his play. Many say that Peterson developed a tough style of running because of his tough childhood. He lost his brother who was hit by a drunk driver when Peterson was 9 years old. When Peterson was thirteen, his father was arrested for laundering money for a crack cocaine ring.

This year Peterson signed a new contract with the Vikings worth a reported $100 which made him at the time the top paid running back in the league. Personally I think he was worth every penny as he is extremely consistent player and always a fan favourite to sell tickets and jerseys.

It’s going to be extremely difficult for Minnesota to beat Green Bay on their home turf but if they are to do it you would have to think the main reason would be Adrian Peterson. What you’ll see in this video is the reason why