It was great to see E.J. Henderson not only play, but be extraordinarily active. He looks like a player that can still be a good middle linebacker. It will take longer to see if he's lost quickness or strength, but still, E.J. Henderson is a really fun player.
It looked like Asher Allen was out of position and/or taking bad angles on a few plays.
I love--love--passes to running backs. Routine, easy plays that often pick up positive yardage.
In 2008, Adrian Peterson was held under 4.44 yards per carry in just two out of 16 regular season games. That's pretty impressive. In 2009, he was held under 4.0 yards per carry in nine of 16 games. That's quite a dropoff. But when you watch Adrian Peterson run, you still see a supreme talent. If Peterson runs more like '08 than '09, we don't need Favre to match his career year again. I expect him to return to that dominating form.
NBC did a good job showing us Adrian Peterson's poor pass blocking on that one play when Favre got sacked.