Adrian Peterson, Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Seeing how D’Andre Swift blew a Week 1 victory for the Lions at the end of the game, there has to be some kind of punishment for it. Maybe he’s not in red zone opportunities, perhaps he is sent a message in the first half. These plays are crucial in firing out how these committees play out. Right now, it’s split three ways with Swift getting the most snaps in Week 1, followed by Peterson and then Kerryon Johnson. But, Peterson made the most of his touches and that will go along way for an offense that has been starving for a running back to own the backfield.
Peterson did this against a Bears defense and had 114 total yards and now gets the Packers who had an equally dismal performance in Week 1. It doesn’t appear that they were able to solve that issue in the offseason. The Lions should attack the Packers run defense throughout, and as long as they don’t have to make too big of a deficit to make up, Peterson should be in the mix. It’s a messy, backfield to contend with but Peterson’s owners should feel confident to start him as a flex.