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Quick Reads: The value of a fumble

The Vikings and Saints put the ball on the ground Sunday -- a lot. How much did it cost?

Updated: January 25, 2010, 3:20 PM ET
By Bill Barnwell | Football Outsiders

We handed this Quick Reads intro off to Adrian Peterson, but then he dropped it.

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John David Mercer/US PresswirePeterson's fumbles cost his team more than any other running back in the league.

Maybe you saw that one coming. After the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings played a game that was more reminiscent of Pop Warner football on Sunday night, though, fumbles are on our mind.

Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) is a staff writer for Grantland.