Peterson pummeled the NFL’s worst run defense, finishing the day with 3 TDs and 107 yards on 16 carries. He scored on runs of 2, 3 and 43 yards, with the 43-yard jaunt coming just one play after a fumble recovery by DE
The fumble recovery by Robison was 1 of 5 Bills turnovers on the day. Kick returner Leodis McKelvin lost a fumble in the 1st quarter following a 31-yard TD toss from
The domination by Peterson and the Vikings defense continued in the 2nd half. The teams exchanged punts and turnovers in the 3rd quarter, and that’s when Peterson ripped off the 43-yard score following Fitzpatrick’s lost fumble. That score gave the Vikings 38 unanswered points since Jackson’s pick 6 in the 1st quarter and put away any thoughts of a Buffalo comeback.
Fitzpatrick lost another fumble – this time on the Vikings 1 – and then he drove his team for a TD later in the 4th quarter on a 12-yard TD toss to WR David Nelson, making the score 38-14 with 4:47 to play in the game. The Vikings were able to salt away all but 23 seconds of the game clock on their next possession and the clock ran out with the Vikings on top by a 38-14 count, moving them to 5-7 on the season and giving them a 2010 home record of 4-2.
It was another outstanding defensive effort for the Vikings, as they allowed just 1 offensive TD and gave up 239 net yards. Fitzpatrick was pressured constantly and never found a groove, with DE
Following the game, Vikings Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier cleared up any thought of a QB controversy, saying that if healthy Favre would be the Vikings starter next week at home against the NY Giants.