Sidney Rice ditches the crutches, plus inside the numbers with Favre, Peterson

The Vikings record with Favre throwing less than 34 passes when Sidney suits up, Adrian runs 19 + times: 7-0

Despite sitting in 3rd place of the NFC North at 1-3, the Vikings are still serious contenders in the NFC.

According to Visanthe Shiancoe’s twitter page Sidney Rice no longer needs crutches.  Chalk up yet another victory for twitter.

Here’s the evidence, visible proof.

Good news for Vikings fans, however, when will he play, and how much of an impact will he make if/when he returns?

Sidney, Randy, and Percy.  Think about that for a second, and imagine the endless possibilities.  Oh, and don’t forget “All Day” Adrian, who’s been more like “half day” Peterson, considering the fact he only touched the rock 19 times (18 of them rushes) last night in the Big Apple.  Brett passed the ball 16 more times than Adrian rushed it.   Maybe the team can fully put to test his nickname this weekend in the Metrodome against Dallas.  Sunday, redemption will be sooner than you think.

Inside the numbers win-loss record: Brett Lorenzo Favre, when attempting 34 or more passes in a Minnesota Vikings uniform (including Playoffs), ’09 record – 2-4, ’10 record – 1-2.  That makes the team an overall 3-6 when Favre passes the ball 34 or more times and 11-2 when Favre passes it less than 34 times.

Peterson, when carrying the ball 19 or more times with Favre as the team’s starting QB (including Playoffs), ’09 record – 9-2, ’10 record – 1-1.  That makes the team an overall 10-3 when Peterson runs the ball 19 or more times with Favre as starter and 4-5 when Peterson rushes the ball less than 19 times.  8-1 is the team’s record when Peterson runs the ball 19 or more times and Favre throws the ball less than 34 times in the same game.   The results are clearly evident, in favor of Adrian running the ball more and Brett throwing the ball less.

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3 Responses to “Sidney Rice ditches the crutches, plus inside the numbers with Favre, Peterson”

  1. Melissa says:

    Hoping for a quick healing…….. Hurry back Rice, WE NEED YOU!

  2. Gavin says:

    Sorry to burst your bubble (whoever wrote this article), but your logic is bass ackwards. You say that the Vikings have a better record when they run AP more and Favre passes less, therefore Minessota should run AP more and have Favre pass less to win. You could use these same misleading stats for any QB RB duo. When teams are winning, they run the ball more. When teams are losing, they pass more. OF COURSE any team’s record will be worse in games where they pass more and better in games where they run more! Despite your faulty argument, I do agree that they need to give AP the rock more often. By the way, I’m a skins fan. Was just checking this page because I have Rice on my fantasy squad. Hope he gets better soon.

  3. Scott says:


    Great response Gavin. Teams with the lead tote the rock (please consider the maniac known as Mike Martz to be the exception).