There were plenty of questions about Adrian Peterson after his trade to the Arizona Cardinals this week.
Did he have anything left in the tank?
At Revenge of the Birds, we talked about why it didn’t matter whether he had anything left or not, and we brought in a game film specialist to look at Peterson, and he thought this was a nice fit.
Twitter was also indifferent after the trade, but now, after one game, the excitement came through.
Yo Adrian! pic.twitter.com/40Es3FXNHH— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 15, 2017
Adrian Peterson had 4 carries, 54 yds & a TD on his 1st drive w/ @AZCardinals.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 15, 2017
He had 27 carries, 81 yds & no TD w/ the Saints this year.
Adrian Peterson gained more yards on his first drive as a Cardinal than any Cardinals running back gained in an entire game this year.— Trev-OR-Treat (@TampaBayTre) October 15, 2017
Everyone running to their fantasy leagues to put a claim in on Adrian Peterson. #AZCardinals pic.twitter.com/3TgWdKxGa6— Vince 22 (@VinceGagliardi) October 15, 2017
My man is relentless, feed him @AdrianPeterson— Tyler Cyr (@tycyr93) October 15, 2017
Maybe Adrian Peterson was right—he just needs some carries. 4 carries for 54 yds and a 27 yd TD on his first drive as a Cardinal.— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) October 15, 2017
Live look at Adrian Peterson: pic.twitter.com/PGaVzHl1qD— Contrarian Barbarian (@DFSBurner) October 15, 2017
Adrian Peterson incredible in first drive with Cardinals https://t.co/CjJbly8wIQ— Jess Root (@senorjessroot) October 15, 2017
Adrian Peterson skipping his way through blocks and holes for 54 yards on 4 carries and a TD in his first Cardinals start— Thomas Roper (@tomroper87) October 15, 2017
A determined and pissed off Adrian Peterson is a scary scary thing reminds me of his MVP season when everyone doubted him.— Brandon Wheeler (@Brandon21W) October 15, 2017
The #AZCardinals averaged 51.8 rush yards PER GAME before today.@AdrianPeterson had 54 yards on the opening drive (4 carries)— Bauer (@MikeJackBauer) October 15, 2017
Adrian Peterson went in motion that play. Draws defender with him. Palmer hits Troy Niklas.— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) October 15, 2017
TURN BACK THE CLOCK AD!!! @AdrianPeterson pic.twitter.com/0z7ufHfCaj— Darren Hooks (@YoungBlkGenius) October 15, 2017
Adrian Peterson is an ANGRY MAN— Blake Pace (@BlakeAndrewPace) October 15, 2017
A fresh, motivated, angry Adrian Peterson is not what the rest of NFCW wanted.— Kevin D (@K_Dills) October 15, 2017
32-year-old Adrian Peterson now has 76 yds on 6 carries for the Cardinals. #TBvsAZ— Joe Kepner (@JKepnerWFTV) October 15, 2017
The @AdrianPeterson effect on display already for @AZCardinals & #CarsonPalmer #ARIvsTB @NFLonTuneIn #1standGoal— Sir25 Nick Ferguson (@NickFerguson_25) October 15, 2017
In case you just tuned in - Adrian Peterson needs oxygen after 2 drives vs the #bucs— we the 09 Bucs (2-3) (@UKBuccaneers) October 15, 2017
We've been playing 10mins.
- Just Buccaneers Things.
AP was right to give Coach Peyton the put me in or else look on MNF @ #Minnesota— Sparky (@Sparky96905169) October 15, 2017
These are game totals for some players.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 15, 2017
Larry Fitzgerald & Adrian Peterson put these up in the first half. pic.twitter.com/Vks4ModOCD
BREAKING: Ankles (via @AdrianPeterson) pic.twitter.com/oA7318RuLM— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 15, 2017
Adrian Peterson is back to his old self in AZ. pic.twitter.com/sZ1Vq5ne6L— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 15, 2017
The game, the moment and Adrian Peterson were all fantastic.
It was a great game for the Cardinals offensively and it shows the need for Bruce Arians offense to have a semblance of balance.
Adrian Peterson’s “comeback” game of 26 carries for 134 and 2 touchdowns was much needed for the Cardinals.
He is now the teams leading rusher by 20 yards on the season, with 19 less carries and help take their season total of 259 yards to 419 yards on the season.