Originally posted by baltien:
Hell yea we can take them. Why not? We successfully contained Peterson last year, and Favre doesn't exactly scare anyone anymore. The real test I think will be how our Offense does against their Defense. They have two monsters inside (The Williams's), very good backers, and two outstanding corners.
So when I think about it, Peterson is the least of my worries heading into this game.
...but as the others have said, let's not get ahead of our selves.
One game at a time...
I agree. I think the biggest test with Minnesota will be our offense vs. their defense. I hope the plan isn't to run the ball into oblivion against Minnesota. I don't see our O-line getting much push against that D-Line. This game might more fall on the shoulders of Hill, Morgan, Bruce, Davis, etc than it will Gore and the running game.
As for Peterson, I believe he had the worse game of his career against the Niners two years ago when he ran into the NFL defensive rookie of the year. We have an even better linebacking core now, the defensive line is much improved, and I don't see Favre having much success against our D.
Regardless of how good we look good on paper, none of these games look to be easy this year.