The Vikings have surprised a number of people with their 4-1 start this year, and they owe much of their success to the dynamic play of Percy Harvin and astonishingly quick healing powers of Adrian Peterson. Peterson is simply back to being Peterson, which is incredible since he tore his ACL in Week 16 last season. Harvin has racked up nearly 500 yards of total offense and is arguably the best dual-threat player in football.
As a result, Minnesota’s confidence is sky-high. So high, in fact, that Peterson felt confident telling the Star-Tribune that he and Harvin are the two best players in the league.
“I know talent,” Peterson said when asked if Harvin is the Scottie Pippen to his Air Jordan. “I can watch Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen and see the difference. There are two Jordans on this team. I’m not trying to be cocky. I’m just very confident in my abilities.”
Harvin has come a long way from a guy who wanted to be traded just a few months ago. A.P. isn’t alone in his assessment, as Christian Ponder also recently told reporters that he feels Harvin is the best all-around player in the league. Harvin and Peterson are both potential MVP candidates, and if Ponder can continue limiting mistakes there’s no reason the Vikings can’t make some noise in the NFC — especially given the way teams like the Packers and Saints have started out.
H/T Chris Wesseling
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