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"He's the top guy, if you ask me," said Saints safety Darren Sharper of Peterson. Both were All-Pros this season, one year after Sharper was Peterson's teammate in Minnesota. "The best running back in the league because of all the things he can do. Whatever you want a running back to be -- you want a running back to have size, you want him to have speed, elusiveness, toughness -- he has all those attributes."
Guess what. The Saints have someone similar in Bush now that he's fully recovered from knee surgery that slowed him during portions of the regular season. Bush was a Cardinals-killer last week. He could be a Vikings conqueror on Sunday.
"He's a matchup problem, obviously," Greenway said. "He's a guy that can run good routes, but yet you can put him in a situation out of the backfield and he can run the ball, too. He runs draws well, screens well. He'll be a challenge, no doubt about it. ...
"We saw Reggie last year in the same scenario. He's tough ... he's rolling now; they want to give him the ball and get him going."
Both sides want to get going quickly or risk falling too far behind. True, both offenses are skilled enough to rally from significant deficits. But a team can't come back when the other side doesn't stop reaching the end zone.
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