Peterson, Vikings bounce back, beat Bengals 30-10
Adrian Peterson ran as if he was angry about his recent
struggles, and the Minnesota Vikings rode his resurgence to an
Peterson had 97 yards and two touchdowns on 26 rushes without a
turnover, pushing the Vikings past the mistake-prone Cincinnati
Bengals 30-10 on Sunday.
Peterson added 40 yards receiving and set a single-season team
record with 14 rushing touchdowns, moving Minnesota (11-2) within
one win of a second straight NFC North title.
Brett Favre wasn’t great, completing 17 of 30 passes for 192
yards, one touchdown and an interception, but the defense responded
to middle linebacker E.J. Henderson’s devastating injury with an
Carson Palmer was 15 for 25 for a season-low 94 yards and one
touchdown, and Cedric Benson’s 16 carries for 96 yards gave him his
first 1,000-yard season but left the Bengals short of 100 for the
first time in a month.