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    Rookies might steal show when Vikings meet Lions

    http://www.startribune.com/vikings/story/1424083.html

    Johnson also was asked that day a month ago what his goals were for all this natural talent. He didn't hesitate with his answer.

    "Rookie of the Year," he said. "That's a big honor for a rookie, you know. That's huge. And the Pro Bowl. I want to make the Pro Bowl, too."

    And that brings us to Sunday's Vikings-Lions game. Normally one of those USA Today one-star contests, this one instead features two 1-0 teams with the two leading candidates for the Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year.

    Johnson opened his career last week with four catches for 70 yards and a touchdown in a 36-21 victory at Oakland. Meanwhile, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the seventh overall pick, had 103 yards rushing and a 60-yard touchdown reception in a 24-3 victory over visiting Atlanta.

    battle for teh Rookie of the year already?
    Could the 2 Vikes/Lions game be the biggest factor in who wins Offensive Rookie of the year? Well if both stay healthy thsi could be one 2 games that the argument would begin with. Yeah its easy to go with the homer pick and say AD
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    Re: Rookies might steal show when Vikings meet Lions

    Im going to go totally non-homer and say AD wins by a landslide

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    Re: Rookies might steal show when Vikings meet Lions

    Like coach Chili said, it is more feasible for a top notch RB to be able to win it just because of touches.
    It's easier to hand the ball off to the RB, than it is to throw the ball to the WR.

    Just putting it simply.

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    Re: Rookies might steal show when Vikings meet Lions

    both of thm are going to be fun to watch come sunday, and every sunday after that
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    Re: Rookies might steal show when Vikings meet Lions

    AP should look better than CJ on Sunday.
    I would take AP against the Detroit D vs CJ against our D any day.
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    Re: Rookies might steal show when Vikings meet Lions

    Viking - Lions pre-game articles should go here, so there isn't a ton of threads with articles talking about the game. There is a lot of goo unread/uncommented on articles in there.

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    Re: Rookies might steal show when Vikings meet Lions


    I have to agree that Johnson is gonna be contained by our defense, and AD will have a big day further seperating himself as ROY.

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    Re: Rookies might steal show when Vikings meet Lions

    "gregair13" wrote:
    both of thm are going to be fun to watch come sunday, and every sunday after that
    A very astute observation my friend.
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    Re: Rookies might steal show when Vikings meet Lions



    I think the Lions Fans are going to be very upset come Sunday Night, Afer AD runs all over them and Johnson gets shut down....



    Do you think Millen orders another WR for their first round pick next year?....




    AD should have went #2 in my book......



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    Re: Rookies might steal show when Vikings meet Lions

    Well, if AD puts up 160+ yards of total offense a game all year will there be any doubt?! Wouldn't that be awesome!!

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