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Monday Nightmare: Adrian Peterson nearly shut out

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My nephew is in the U.S. Army and he wasn't able to watch the "Monday Night Football" matchup because he was on duty. He considered himself the lucky one during our text-message exchange during the game. That was a first.

This whole game was just painful to watch, and I feel for anybody who stayed up late to watch this one in hopes that one of the many fantasy studs you needed to come through would do so.

Adrian Peterson, Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks all failed to deliver in a game that promised many fantasy points based on the matchup. My guy Akbar needed just 20 points to beat Molly Q. in our Experts' League. I thought he had a big chance, and I wasn't alone in that.

Peterson finished with 28 rushing yards and 28 receiving yards. A grand total of 5.6 fantasy points is not what anybody expected.

I guess we should all be ashamed of ourselves for thinking Peterson was going to have a better game than Peyton Hillis.

Honestly, I wouldn't blame anybody who headed into Monday night with a bit of overconfidence. It's hard not to feel that way when you see Adrian Peterson against the team that allowed tons of fantasy points to running backs this year.

Though it's hard to describe the feeling you get when you see Peyton Hillis take all of the fantasy points. Not to say Hillis lacks breakaway speed, but he looks like he's running on the beach. In a pair of ice skates.

Akbar wasn't the only one who suffered on Monday night waiting for one of his studs to come through. I can't imagine how Steven C. felt.

Actually, I can commiserate. I also started Josh Freeman in a league. I had won two leagues with Mike Glennon last week and I didn't want to go to the well too many times. I benched Glennon in one league and went with Freeman in a "genius" move.

See, it feels better to share. Consider this one big fantasy group session. Share your tales of woe. Trust me, you'll feel better when you do. Just be sure to use #MondayNightmare and hit me up on Twitter.

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