Minnesota Vikings defeat Detroit Lions, 24-10

Move over, Brett. Adrian Peterson is taking over the struggling Minnesota Vikings offense.

With Brett Favre again unable to move the ball through the air, Peterson rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Vikings to a 24-10 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Peterson bounced off Lions tacklers all day and ripped off an 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that put the game out of reach, delivering the Vikings (1-2) their first victory of a sea...

I know more than anything I'm probably the most fatigued I've been," said Favre, who has thrown two touchdown passes and six interceptions in three games. "Just dehydrated and I think getting up off the ground, struggling to get away and make throws. If you could drop back three or five steps and just step into it and throw, I'm sure it would be a lot easier to play the game. But I knew I was going to get hit a lot.

Brad Childress, being the connoisseur of statistics and trends that he is, had to know that starting a season 0-3 was close to a death knell for an NFL franchise. Since the league expanded its postseason format to 12 teams in 1990, only three clubs have rebounded from dropping their first three games to make the playoffs.

That's likely a big reason why the Vikings coach called together his players with five or more years of experience Friday and provided this message: W...