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Peterson up for multiple awards

Posted by Darren Urban on November 8, 2011 – 10:04 am

As so happens when a team wins and a player makes some huge contributions, Patrick Peterson is up for a pair of fan-voted awards this week, after his 99-yard punt return beat the Rams and he chipped in an interception and three tackles on defense.

Peterson is up for the Pepsi Rookie of the Week award, which can be voted on right here. Peterson’s competition include Bengals QB Andy Dalton, Falcons receiver Julio Jones, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and Redskins running back Roy Helu.

Peterson can also win the GMC “Never Say Never” Moment of the Week honor for his stunning overtime punt return, only the second overtime punt-return TD in NFL history (Tamarick Vanover did it for the Chiefs in 1995). Peterson’s competition there is Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, each of whom took their teams on game-winning touchdown drives and threw the final TD with less than 20 seconds remaining. For this award, vote right here.


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  1. By Chris Robot on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Beast of a return man. Getting better in coverage, but unfortunately, he’ll be overshadowed by Julio Jones routing a weak defense with the Colts.

  2. By jstn on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    pete just keep hands to yourself, especially in the endzone…

  3. By Paul H on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Well Philly lost on MNF. Don’t we know what the pundits will say now. Eagles are really mad and will come out to destroy the next opponent. That happens to be us again. The thing is we seem to always accommodate that theory. Look at Minnesota games last two years. Plenty of other games in the past where we have been the good ship lollipop to other teams troubles.
    Here’s my question. How come we never are so mad that we want to take it out on another team? With our season we ought to show up angry and play as hard as the other team. If we were at home I think the guys would play hard but since this is on the road I’m thinking the pundits will probably be right and we will make Fido proud and roll over. I would love to be so wrong about that.

  4. By nodavis2000 on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Darren,

    What I’d like to know is why can’t we vote for PP21 as a Pro Bowl Candidate for Special Teams for Punt Return??? I mean, COME ON!!! It’d be a hard battle with Devon Hester, but some credit should be given to Peterson here. Who else has run for 3 Punt Returns for TDs this season!?!?!? PP LEADS the NFL with the best average.

  5. By Darren Urban on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    nodavis —

    RE: Pro Bowl ballot

    Sorry. I don’t have control of that.

  6. By Austin on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    What’s more impressive to me about PP’s returns vs. Hester or anyone else is that he isn’t just getting good blocks and finding a seam, he is breaking tackles left and right. With him its not just speed, although it definitely helps.
    One word…..AWESOME!!!!!

  7. By Prashant on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Darren

    What is going on with Stewart Bradley? I don’t think I saw him at all in the game against the Rams.

    Have we given up on him already? How can a rookie like Acho be able play in our defensive schemes but a veteran like Bradley not be able to contribute at all to our defense?

  8. By Darren Urban on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Prashant —

    RE: Bradley

    He played. They haven’t given up, but he’s an inside guy and he hasn’t beaten out Paris Lenon. Definitely disappointing that hasn’t happened.

  9. By Curtis on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t know if I’m repeating anything that’s been said here previously but does anybody miss DRC? Clearly this has been a good move for the Cards. Nice game Sunday Patrick!

  10. By Steve on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Is it just me, or does he have that Hester thing, that they don’t appear to be running really fast, it’s just that everyone else looks really slow?

    Usain Bolt has the same effect on other athletes too.

    Glad he is ours (just stop being a rookie, ok?)

  11. By Matt Styles on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Darren you’re annoying. All you do is look up stats and spout out what you think the team wants you to say. Do you get paid for this? What a job, I’d like to apply.

  12. By Darren Urban on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Matt Styles —

    RE: My work

    And yet, you apparently keep reading.

  13. By azlongboarding on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    @Matt Styles you suck

  14. By ross on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Matt Styles is not needed here.

  15. By georgiebird on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Darren,
    PP is a game changer, no doubt. The 2011 draft seems to have been loaded with guys making an impact: Newton, Gabbert, Dalton, Ponder, Green, Jones, Miller, etc. Cards haven’t had many guys who the other teams have to game plan against: as mentioned Terry Metcalf and Roy Green, Mel Gray, OJ Anderson and Jackie Smith. Probably the most explosive for his day-Ollie Matson (didn’t see him play with the Cards).
    Has Roy Green talked to PP about being a DB and playing WR? What Roy Green did in going from DB with Cards to become the best WR I’ve ever seen is truly an amazing feat.
    While I don’t bet football games, I noticed the Cards are 14 point underdogs to Philly and the line makers don’t care who plays QB for Cards and that’s a pretty good indication how the outside people view Kolb/Skelton.

  16. By Vas on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    MATT STYLES MUST BE A 49ERS FAN.

  17. By AndyStandsUp on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Gosh, just 8 games into Peterson’s NFL career, he’s already tied for 34th on all-time punt return TDs.
    Other than Deion Sanders (who still caught 36 passes one year with the Poopkickers), the most prolific returners have been involved on the offensive side.
    Whiz was inferring earlier in the season that the team lacked “playmakers making plays”, but they seem to have one with Demon. Might want to clean up that playcalling so he gets an opportunity.

  18. By AndyStandsUp on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    Gosh, just 8 games into Peterson’s NFL career, he’s already tied for 34th on all-time punt return TDs.
    Other than Deion Sanders (who still caught 36 passes one year with the Poopkickers), the most prolific returners have been involved on the offensive side.
    Whiz was inferring earlier in the season that the team lacked “playmakers making plays”, but they seem to have one with Demon. Might want to clean up that playcalling so he gets an opportunity.

    Is “Matt Styles” a pseudonym for Leinart, because his poke was short and not well received.

  19. By drummer-1 on Nov 8, 2011 | Reply

    @ Matt Styles…

    Where did that come from? un called for..

    @ Paul H…

    Some fans thought we were going to get blown out of the Ravens game also but they played pretty darn good… People dwell on the negative so much on this board instead of looking at what we did right and build on that.. ( it’s not much but it’s a start)..

  20. By Eddie on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    Darren,
    I just filled out my Pro-Bowl Ballot online at NFL.com and I have come across a major problem. Peterson is nowhere to be found on the ballot in the returner section. How does that happen? I voted for the hyphen anyway because he was the only Card on the returner ballot. I am extremely disappointed with the NFL on this because he deserves at least the nomination if not the trip to the game.

  21. By clssylssy on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    @Matt Styles…LOL! Darren’s right…you keep coming back…you’re not doing us any favors…you and the rest of the closent 9er fans who don’t have anything positive to say about the Cards players, coaches, organization or Darren! Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out!

  22. By Scott H on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    Peterson is definitely a ray of sunshine on a very cloudy day! It is REAL exciting to have a return guy like a Devin Hester or Desean Jackson!!!

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