You child abusing piece of shit…
That’s right. Minnesota Vikings fans would love for you to forget that, but we’ll be here to remind you as long as we’re permitted to. Adrian Peterson is a child abuser and now, his 2016 season looks like it might be fucked.
Peterson, who suffered a torn meniscus on Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers, will have surgery on Thursday. The expected recovery time for Peterson is three to four months. Best case here, the Vikings get Peterson back in late December.
Let’s be honest here, though. Peterson is 31, which is a year older than when most running backs typically hit the wall and completely lose their abilities. And we know, this is the great Adrian Peterson, but there were plenty of signs that day had come for him. Peterson had just 5o yards on 31 carries in his two games this season, which is an atrocious 1.6 yards per carry.
And now there will be people telling us that Peterson, at 31, when he had looked like he totally lost it, is going to come back better after another knee surgery?
Mmmmmm… probably not!
And even if Peterson does end up playing again, the end of the line is clearly near. The question now becomes if it even matters for the Vikings?
Peterson did nothing in the first two games and the Queens are still 2-0. It appears they have a great defense, although playing anemic offenses like Tennessee and Green Bay probably made them look a little better than they are. Sam Bradford is no world beater, but he outplayed Aaron Rodgers in week 2 and may actually be an upgrade over good old Ted Butthole.
So are the Vikings screwed? Probably not, at least as long as the Packers offense continues to play like the L.A. Rams offense. I could even see a scenario where the Vikings are better off because they don’t think they have to hand it to an over-the-hill AP 20 times a game.