Christian Ponder - QB - Vikings
Dec 23 - 4:21 PM
Christian Ponder completed 16-of-30 passes for 174 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Vikings' Week 16 win at Houston.
The Texans dared Ponder to beat them with an assortment of eight-man boxes and run blitzes. Shockingly, he was up to the task. Ponder was a big part of the Vikings converting 8-of-17 third downs and also scrambled seven times for 48 yards. It's an inspiring win that keeps the Vikings' playoff hopes very alive heading into Week 17 against the Packers. They've now won three straight even though Ponder is averaging 132.0 passing yards per game during that span.
Adrian Peterson - RB - Vikings
Dec 23 - 4:01 PM
http://www.rotoworld.com/playernews/nfl/footballAdrian Peterson rushed 25 times for 86 yards with no touchdowns in the Vikings' 23-6 Week 16 upset in Houston.
Peterson's first carry of the game went for 20 yards, but the Texans' defense was up to the task after that. Using eight-man fronts and heavy run blitzes on virtually every play, they dared Christian Ponder to beat them -- which he shockingly did. Peterson didn't even get a chance to salvage his fantasy day as Toby Gerhart oddly got the call on a goal-line call with the Vikings up 16-6 deep the fourth quarter. Peterson is now up to 1,898 rushing yards with only a home game against the rival Packers on the schedule. He'll need 208 yards to break Eric Dickerson's record.