To begin, Adrian Peterson is amazing. It's no much the stats, but the second and third efforts where it took multiple defenders to wrestle him to the ground. His power is amazing, especially given that he's 'only' 6'1". I've seen him play many times, but I was especially impressed with his performance today. His recovery from major surgery in such a short period of time is amazing.They showed a picture of him celebrating New Year's Day from a hospital bed.
As far the 49ers go, this has to be a letdown, but maybe a benefit in the long term. They are many people's pick (including mine) to make it to the Super Bowl and this week they crashed down to earth. I think they'll be fine in the long run. Hats off to Minnesota for a solid and complete effort in all phases of the game.