Is more Peterson a no-brainer for Vikings?

Donovan McNabb says the winless Vikings are in must-win territory, and we’ve heard plenty of suggestions as to how to make that happen against 2-0 Detroit in Week 3.

Maybe that starts with a bigger dose of Adrian Peterson. Sure, that sounds obvious to most of you. Peterson ranks fourth in rushing yards (218) and seventh in attempts (41) and a healthy 5.3 yards per carry. But the Vikings, and Peterson, have been stopped cold in the second half of both games while surrendering double-digit leads. Peterson had seven carries for 24 yards in the second half against the Chargers and 10 rushes for 37 last week against the Bucs.

“I don’t think there’s enough (pressure). When you look at his numbers, this guy does nothing but produce,” Heath Evans said Thursday on “Around the League”. “They need to get the ball in this guy’s hands more. … They can’t feed this guy enough with the way they’re struggling on offense; this is that security blanket. Feed (Peterson) the football.”

Perhaps to no fault of his own, Peterson has been more “Half Day” than “All Day” this season. The Vikings are running out of time to find a solution.

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