Adrian Peterson will make his Minnesota debut in a jersey other than the Vikings’ Monday when the Saints face off against his old team.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer isn’t buying into all the hype. He believes the game is about the two teams playing in it, and Peterson just happens to be on one of them.
“I hope we have a chip on our shoulder,” Zimmer said, via ESPN.com. “This game isn’t about Adrian Peterson. It’s about the Vikings and the Saints. They’ve got a lot of great offensive weapons. He’s a great player, but this game isn’t about Adrian Peterson.”
Now Dolphins and Bucs players and officials will be able to attend to their homes and families this weekend, with the tradeoff of playing 16 consecutive weeks beginning Sept. 17.
The Dolphins will now open their season against the Chargers in Los Angeles in Week 2, while the Bucs will host the Bears.
The approaching storm has also affected numerous college football games involving Florida teams. Central Florida announced Tuesday it will move its home game against Memphis up from Saturday to Friday, while Miami has decided to cancel its game at Arkansas State. Florida International’s Su’a Cravens Jersey home opener against Alcorn State has been moved to Friday night at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.
Florida and Florida State also have moved their home games Domata Peko Womens Jersey against Northern Colorado and Louisiana-Monroe, respectively, up from scheduled Saturday night kickoffs to noon starts.