[size=12pt]Every Play Doesn’t Count: Week 1[/size]
football outsiders
by Doug Farrar, with notes from the FO staff

...Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota’s first touchdown drive against Seattle showed something that’s been in evidence ever since Steve Hutchinson poison-pilled his way to the Vikings: When these two teams play, Julian Peterson has no clue what to do against Hutchinson. On the 16-yard completion to Bernard Berrian which put the Vikings at the Seattle six-yard line, Peterson came off the right edge and tried to shoot the gap inside around rookie end Lawrence Jackson. Hutch just walled him off as Tarvaris Jackson rolled out left. Reminded me of the Chester Taylor 95-yard run in 2006, when the NFL’s best guard eliminated Peterson as the primary tackler and allowed the franchise’s longest running play...