The Minnesota Vikings lost to the Cleveland Browns yesterday, after they decided to trade away their starting running back, and arguably their best player, Trent Richardson. They also decided to start their third string quarterback Brian Hoyer.
The Browns forced the Vikings, who made it to the playoffs last year, to start the season with a dismal 0-3 record that has even running back Adrian Peterson’s daughter questioning the loss.
So my daughter is laying here under me and just out the blue she says… I can’t believe you lost to the Browns Daddy! Smh
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) September 23, 2013
“It happens,” Peterson said of the loss, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I don’t really pay too much attention to it.”
“We have a mature bunch with great leaders,” he said. “We know these games that we lost, we know how they played out, and so we just have to stay confident and keep swinging, but just swinging a lot better. We’ll be OK.”
The fans took their frustrations out on quarterback Christian Ponder who didn’t play horrible. He didn’t play great either though. He completed 25 of 42 passes for 228 yards and one interception.
“I got his back,” Peterson said of Ponder. “He scored two touchdowns and kept us in the game. They were cheering him when he scored and booing him when a pass wasn’t as good as they wanted it.”
The Vikings play the Pittsburgh Steelers next week who also have failed to get a win this season. That game is from Wembley Stadium in London, England.