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Let’s face it, the Vikings offense is built around running back
. The man ran for more than 2,000 yards in 2012 and has lofty goals of exceeding the 2,500-yard mark this year. While Peterson didn’t play against the
Sunday, Ponder assumed the responsibility of moving the team down the field. And it wasn’t pretty. He turned the ball over twice, including an interception that can be argued if he was to blame. But for the most part, Ponder looked like himself. He didn’t wow anyone and admitted to NBC’s sideline reporter Michele Tafoya that the offense has “a lot of room for improvement.” He did, however, show his ability to move the chains in the third quarter, piloting a scoring drive. Ponder dinked and dunked the Vikings down the field and hooked up with
for a 12-yard TD. You remember him, right?
The Texans have two No. 1 running backs
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has been with the team for a little over three months, and he has already done more than Jenkins did in two seasons. Ever since
went down with a torn Achilles, the 49ers have been waiting for someone to step up and assume the role. Patton is very raw, but runs clean routes and looks very comfortable in the Niners' offense. Then, this happened.
(h/t SB Nation)
. Hawkins is a longshot to make the team and after his act on Sunday, his chances got slimmer. Wondering what happened? The fourth-year veteran returned a kick for a touchdown, but it was called back because he was taunting the Vikings. Hawkins couldn’t escape a Jim Harbaugh lashing on the sideline and ended up not learning his lesson as he was flagged later in the game for spiking the ball after a reception. Oh, boy.
Who the hell is Andy Tanner?
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing on Sunday, too. Tanner, who went undrafted out of Midwestern State (it’s in Wichita Falls, Tex.) in 2010, has bounced around the league on practice squads. In all, Tanner has been signed, waived, released and re-signed 33 times in his short career. Well, this could be the year that Tanner finds himself a job. Tanner hauled in two touchdowns against the Texans and even caught the attention of Sean Payton as
the head coach mentioned him in the postgame news conference.
even had some nice things to say:
These are the fun stories that don't get the recognition they deserve this time of year.