It's a quarterbacks' league, but the San Francisco 49ers continue to pound the ball at defenses like it's 1933.
Coach Jim Harbaugh lured in receivers Randy Moss and Mario Manningham in the offseason, but the new toys on offense were mere bit players in Sunday's 30-22 win over the Green Bay Packers. Nothing has changed in San Francisco. That's why Frank Gore's 23-yard touchdown gallop leads off our new weekly segment: Five runs that explain the weekend.
Adrian Peterson's status for the season opener was a pure mystery right up until game time. The Minnesota Vikings running back turned questions into answers in Sunday's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. After Peterson found his sea legs, we saw him heat up for his first of two touchdown runs. Just like that, the fine people of the North have their hero back.
Ridley does a little bit of everything, but here's his 1-yard touchdown burst in the third quarter that helped seal things up for Tom Brady and the boys.