Peterson was unstoppable for large portions of the game. He finished with 180 yards rushing with three touchdowns and generally had his way with the overmatched Browns defense. The only thing that could stop Peterson on the day was when he had to sit out a few plays on the sideline in the third quarter while being winded.
Brett Favre connected with rookie Percy Harvin for a 6-yard TD pass in the third quarter -- his first scoring toss as a Viking. ... Kept a secret all week, the Browns did ultimately go with Brady Quinn as their starting quarterback, as expected. ... Cleveland's Joshua Cribbs scored his seventh career special teams touchdown in the second quarter on a 67-yard punt return.