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No touches for Peterson on opening drive

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota just went 60 yards in five plays on its opening drive, which ended with Brett Favre's 10-yard touchdown pass to tight end Visanthe Shiancoe.

It was interesting that Pro Bowl tailback Adrian Peterson didn’t touch the ball on the drive. Peterson officially started the game, but the two carries on that drive went to Chester Taylor (10 yards) and Percy Harvin (22 yards).

Peterson’s overtime fumble last week in Chicago immediately preceded the Bears’ game-winning score. I don’t know if the Vikings’ play selection on their opening drive was a result of that mistake, or if it was just coincidental. Either way, it was noticed.