Adrian Peterson: Vikings were ‘outcoached’ in loss to Seahawks

In a 38–7 blowout loss to the Seahawks on Sunday, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says his team was “outcoached.”
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After the Minnesota Vikings fell to the Seattle Seahawks, 38–7, on Sunday, running back Adrian Peterson did not hold back in expressing his disappointment with the outcome.

More specifically, Peterson felt that Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll got the best of Vikings coach Mike Zimmer. Minnesota managed only 125 yards on offense, and Peterson received just eight carries.

From’s Mike Silver:

After the game Peterson -- who had proclaimed his high regard for second-year Vikings coach Mike Zimmer in my feature on “NFL GameDay Morning” -- was frustrated enough to tell reporters, “(The Seahawks) were just the better team. They were more aggressive, more physical, and they outcoached us as well.” Asked to elaborate on the outcoaching part, Peterson said, “In so many different areas.”

ESPN reported early on Monday that Peterson met with Zimmer regarding his lack of carries after their loss to the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 22, when he finished with 13.

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Peterson received 29 carries the following week in a win against the Falcons, before seeing his role in the offense shrink once again on Sunday.

The Vikings fell behind 21–0 at halftime, and 35–7 after three quarters.

They meet the Cardinals on Thursday at 8:25 p.m. ET.

- Kenny Ducey