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Vikings QB Adrian Peterson Unhappy With Only ‘Eight Carries’ In Loss To Seahawks

The Minnesota Vikings are one of the best teams in the NFC this season with Teddy Bridgewater and company seemingly having a bright future ahead. Although the team is on the upswing and could be playoff bound this year, the team’s superstar, Adrian Peterson, isn’t happy after the loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Minnesota struggled to compete with the defending NFC champion Seahawks in Week 13. The Vikings finished with only seven points in the loss and only 16 rushing attempts. Peterson, in an uncharacteristic fashion, only carried the ball eight times for a season-low 18 rushing yards.

After the loss to Seattle, Peterson spoke to the media and shot a few shots at the coaching staff for the lack of carries. Peterson said the following via Ben Goessling of ESPN:

“As one of the leaders on the team, seeing how the running game has been all season, you definitely want to be able to go out and establish the run and let things feed off of that,” he said. “To finish with eight carries, it’s tough. I feel like we’re able to sit back, evaluate some things again and get back to what we do.”

With the loss to the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers last-second win over the Detroit Lions, Minnesota has fallen to second place in the NFC North division. Despite a solid breakout season for the Vikings, the team can’t afford losses in the second half of the season.

The division title is still well within striking distance for Minnesota, especially with another matchup with the Packers around the corner. Unfortunately, the season can go off the rails if Peterson and company are unable to get back on track after consecutive losses.

The Vikings will have an incredibly tough challenge ahead of them in Week 14 with the Arizona Cardinals coming to town. The Cardinals are arguably the second-best team in the NFC at this point in the season behind the undefeated Carolina Panthers. Arizona will attempt to keep up their winning ways will moving a step closer to clinching the NFC West division title.

As of right now, the Cardinals are heavily favored to beat the Vikings in Week 14 with a -7.5 point spread via Although Minnesota is talented on both sides of the football this season, Arizona is the better team coming into this matchup and will likely cover the spread while improving to 11-2 on the year.

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