Shiancoe bails out Peterson

NEW ORLEANS -- Minnesota tied the game here in the third quarter despite Adrian Peterson. That’s right. Peterson nearly imploded on the Vikings’ first possession of the second half, fumbling once and trying way too hard to make yards outside the numbers.

As it turned out, tight end Visanthe Shiancoe got the Vikings into scoring possession with three receptions for 67 yards, his first three catches of the game. Peterson capped the drive with a 1-yard run, but he needs to calm himself or he is going to lose this game for the Vikings.