Keeping AP in Check
Greg Jennings raised a few eyebrows last week when he said he hoped Adrian Peterson would break the NFL single season rushing record of 2,105 yards.
Of course, that was before Sunday's game became high stakes for both teams.
Of course number two, Jennings doesn't play defense.
And of course number three, the Packers gave up 210 rushing yards to Peterson earlier this month. If he's going to set a new record, they've already done their fair share.
Peterson needs 208 yards to break Eric Dickerson's mark and to avoid being party to that kind of history, the Packers have to mind their manners, fundamentally.
Before you can beat on Peterson, you've got to beat the guy in front of you, then you've got to take care of your own responsibility, or in football jargon, gap, and finally, tackle. If you're approaching from an angle, get the head in front, wrap up and drive through like you were taught in high school.
If Peterson's going to do something great, make him earn it. Don't give him anything with poor fundamentals.