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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returns with backup Chester Taylor in perhaps the best running game in the league. AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Vikings open season today at Browns


EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- When Brad Childress stepped to the podium to introduce Brett Favre last month, the Minnesota Vikings coach surpassed even his well-known standard for understatement.

"I feel like we added a decent piece to the puzzle here," Childress said when Favre signed on Aug. 18.

A decent piece?

Would a "decent piece" get his head coach to pick him up personally at the airport and chauffeur him to the team's headquarters?

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