September 19, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson. Compulsory Credit: Billy Hardyman – USA Today Sports.
The showdown hasn’t been going on for 5.5 months, but Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson has already circled a certain competition in the team’s 2022 schedule.
Peterson pointed to the game, tweeting on Friday 2022 with a heavy underlying emphasis on his choice on the opposition slate.
And It’s an 8-week battle with the Arizona Cardinals, Peterson’s former team. Peterson spent 10 seasons with the Cardinals before joining the Vikings in 2021. In the desert, he has reached seven pro balls and has been recognized as a first-team all-pro three times.
During the 2021 offseason, Peterson – nowhere – signed with the Vikings at St. Peterson PatrickOn this day, the organization was tempted by the then head coach Mike Zimmer. Before the Vikings’ defense crashed at the start of the 2020 season, Zimmer was known as a defensive mastermind and Peterson wanted a part of his brain.
Still, Zimmer was sacked in January after an 8-9 record, with Peterson keeping secrets about whether to re-sign in Minnesota. He cited the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs as potential landings for his 12th NFL season but eventually opted for a sequel with the Vikings. His argument? He thinks the Minnesota 2022 roster is “stacked”.
Peterson also squared against his old team last year. But that game in Arizona ended miserably for the Vikings. Leading a 244-passing-yard day with three touchdowns and no obstacles from quarterback Kirk Cousins, Minnesota still lost 34-33 to Arizona in 1 week of 2021. The Cousins whipped the Vikings into the chip-shot field goal position to knock out the Cardinals, but kicker Greg Joseph missed a 37-yard field goal that would have gone off the Redbirds.
Missy 2021 will be an indicator of the Vikings’ fortunes.
However, Peterson chose to rejoin the Vikings at Free Agency a few months ago.
Peterson’s eye on the Cardinals is not the only vengeance this season. When the schedule was dropped on Thursday, former Green Bay Packers EDGE star Jaderias Smith tweeted acknowledgment of playing Week 1 against his old team.
The Vikings regular season begins within 120 days.
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