Again per Pro Football Focus’ Nathan Jahnke, Peterson played only 12 of the Vikings’ 58 offensive snaps, demonstrating his being eased back into things slowly.
Authentic Kids Lawrence Guy Jersey Vikings defense/special teams: The Vikings picked a poor time to put forth their worst fantasy performance of 2016, in a Week 15 during which they were started in 64.0 percent of ESPN leagues, third most among team defense/special teams. Though it wasn’t the softest of matchups — the opposing Indianapolis Colts entered the week ranked among the NFL’s top 10 in points scored — the Vikings had succeeded against similarly productive offenses in the past: 14 against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2, 10 against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.
“We just have a relentless mentality,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “Nobody wants to be the guy who goes out and lets down the team. That’s the way we’re going right now, and that’s special.”
Authentic Kids Hakeem Olajuwon Jersey The Giants’ defense, long an Achilles’ heel, has a special feel to it. Playing without Pierre-Paul the past two weeks and now facing the possibility of playing without Jenkins, who injured his back and has only three days to recover before the Thursday night game in Philadelphia, they seem convinced they can deliver.
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The Giants were supposed to have an explosive offense and hope the defense could just rise from the back of the pack to the middle.
But the reason for the Giants’ success is that they haven’t been distracted by big-picture stuff. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, himself a coaching reclamation project after presiding over defenses that set records for futility in New Orleans and previously with the Giants, has found a way to keep his charges focused on and dedicated to their individual jobs from play to play and week to week.