Coby Fleener

Cook upstages Peterson as Vikings turn the page at RB

Adrian Peterson spent more time watching from the sideline in his return to Minnesota than romping around the field, an introductory performance for New Orleans that became an afterthought once the Saints fell behind.

With Dalvin Cook patiently waiting for space and bursting around the edge, the Vikings formally turned the page in the backfield with promising results.

Sam Bradford started his second year with Minnesota in style, passing for 346 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-19 victory on Monday night by the Vikings that spoiled Peterson's first game with the Saints.

"I really didn't know what to expect coming in," said Peterson, who spent 10 seasons...

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