Peterson earned only six touches in New Orleans’ season opener — fewer than rookie Alvin Kamara. His face on the sideline during the Saints’ 29-19 loss to the Vikings said it all.
After the loss, Peterson said the exchange with Payton was overblown, but he also didn’t sign up for nine snaps per game with the Saints this season.
Peterson wasn’t the player he once was to kick off his 11th season in the league, rushing for only 18 yards while his replacement in Minnesota, rookie Dalvin Cook, torched New Orleans for 127 yards. Can Peterson harness his frustration and return to his All-Day form?
Miles Plumlee Game Jersey Ok, so it’s not exactly a reason to be excited about watching Jackson against Clemson, but it’d be smart and realistic to temper expectations a bit.
NFL fan, do not judge Lamar based only on this game, SB Nation’s college football editor Jason Kirk warned. If he balls out, like he did last year, be astounded.
The key matchup — and the biggest reason Clemson is a road favorite — was the Louisville offensive line’s dubious matchup against the Clemson defensive line. And the Tigers got the better of it in their 47-21 win.
The Cardinals’ offensive line allowed Jackson to be hit far too often in 2016 and is still a big question mark in 2017 with three new starters. Meanwhile, the Tigers ate up Auburn last week to the tune of 11 sacks — nearly breaking a school record.
If an NFL fan is looking for more than just a quarterback when they tune in for Louisville and Clemson, defensive tackle Christian Wilkins is a hell of a place to start. The 310-pound defensive tackle is athletic enough to do the splits and was the first defensive lineman off the board in Kadar’s 2018 mock draft.
Brian Urlacher Game Jersey We cautioned you to temper your expectations for Jackson on Saturday, but it was a good chance to watch him handle a lot of pressure.