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Redskins Injure Adrian Peterson, Among Other Great Players On Opposing Teams

The Washington Redskins have used a very simple strategy often this season, with varying degrees of effectiveness: knock out the opponents' best player as early as possible.

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It worked against Michael Vick in Philadelphia. It worked against Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, and Jermichael Finley of the Packers.

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It didn't work quite so well against Steven Jackson of the Rams, or Andre Johnson of the Titans. And yesterday it didn't work against Adrian Peterson of the Vikings either.

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Is the Redskins' running defense so bad that it can't stop Peterson OR Toby Gerhart? Perhaps a better strategy would be to injure the top two players at each of certain key positions? Would that even be enough?

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Regardless, win or lose, one thing is for certain when you're playing against the Redskins. You're gonna get hurt. Let that be a lesson to you Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, and Osi Umenyiora. Be afraid.