There wasn't much suspense in the Elite 8 of the NFL March Madness touchdown tournament, as four touchdowns rolled to easy victories. The remaining bracket should set up for an interesting Final Four as we get closer to deciding the best offensive touchdown of the 2012 NFL season.
Adrian Peterson entered the Elite 8 with three touchdowns still in the running but after a Peterson vs. Peterson matchup and a slight upset, only one Peterson touchdown remains. Running backs continue to do well as three of the remaining four touchdowns came on runs. Andrew Hawkins' array of juke moves is the only non-running back left. Final Four voting will open today and remain open until Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.
Here's a look at the two Final Four matchups.
Matchup No. 1
(1) Adrian Peterson Abuses The Packers vs.
(3) Andrew Hawkins Gets Shifty With It
Throughout the voting, Peterson's touchdown against Green Bay has been among the biggest vote-getters. That proved to be true once again in the Elite 8 -- Peterson's Green Bay touchdown rolled by his score against Tampa Bay. It shouldn't be much of a surprise that Peterson's touchdown is still alive, as it was one of the most impressive plays of the season. SB Nation's Christopher Gates said the play was too good for words to do it justice. It's also safe to say the Daily Norseman community enjoyed the run, here's a sampling of the response after it happened.
by Purpledork on Dec 2, 2012 | 11:04 AM rec flag
WHAT?!? - ALL DAY!!
by IlinoisVike on Dec 2, 2012 | 11:05 AM rec flag
PETERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 82 YARD RUN!!!!!!
by vikesfan4lyf on Dec 2, 2012 | 11:05 AM rec flag
by VikesTerps on Dec 2, 2012 | 11:05 AM rec flag
Oh I think I just made a mess in my shorts
by Jimbobb on Dec 2, 2012 | 11:05 AM rec flag
AP. THE BEST THERE IS.
by Crosseyes on Dec 2, 2012 | 11:05 AM rec flag
FEED THE BEAAAAST
by Landonio on Dec 2, 2012 | 11:05 AM rec flag
Holy mother of football!
by liveforadrenaline on Dec 2, 2012 | 11:05 AM rec flag
The run was apparently good enough to make Jimbobb mess in his shorts, so how can it not advance?
Hawkins didn't make anyone mess their pants (that we know of, anyway) but his touchdown against the Browns proved to be good enough to reach the Final Four. Josh Kirkendall of Cincy Jungle called it "one of the more amazing touchdown receptions we'll ever see." The Cincinnati fans obviously enjoyed the score, the Cleveland fans? Well, not so much. Here is a sampling of Browns fans' reaction.
Tuesday's practice: Tackling drills.
by daboirell on Sep 16, 2012 | 12:34 PM
by tr1betime on Sep 16, 2012 | 12:35 PM
by daboirell on Sep 16, 2012 | 12:35 PM
WHAT!!!! just happened????
by The Outside Shot Underdog on Sep 16, 2012 | 12:35 PM
That lil' fucking bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Brownie's Year on Sep 16, 2012 | 12:35 PM
Matchup No. 2
(2) Doug Martin Muscle Hamsters Past Atlanta vs.
(8) Jamaal Charles Is Still Really Fast
Martin collected 73 percent of the vote in his Elite 8 matchup against Adrian Peterson, advancing with ease. Martin showed off a lot of skills in this run with his speed, power and agility all on display. The fact it came against a division foe in Atlanta made it even sweeter for the members of Bucs Nation. Here's some of the reactions following the play.
by BSHAW27 on Dec 30, 2012 | 12:11 PM rec flag
OH MAH GAWWWWWWD
by _Knives_ on Dec 30, 2012 | 12:12 PM rec flag
MUSCLE FUCKING HAMSTER!
by mrichardkent on Dec 30, 2012 | 12:12 PM rec flag
OMG Doug Martin is amazing!!!
by jBen05 on Dec 30, 2012 | 12:12 PM rec flag
by punchoutlanddragons on Dec 30, 2012 | 12:12 PM rec flag
A No. 8 seed advancing to the Final Four is impressive, but Jamaal Charles is no ordinary No. 8 seed. With support from Arrowhead Pride in full effect, Charles steamrolled Dez Bryant in the Elite 8. With 676 out of the 703 votes in his favor, Charles proved he was woefully under-seeded. Here is what the reaction looked like following the touchdown.
There he goes!— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) December 23, 2012
Jamaal TO THE HOUSE!!!— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) December 23, 2012and he does it again!
by wren42 on Dec 23, 2012 | 11:41 AM
by Slim with the Tilted Brim on Dec 23, 2012 | 11:41 AM
what a run by charles. oh im scared
by SDChief on Dec 23, 2012 | 11:41 AM
by nfamous209 on Dec 23, 2012 | 11:42 AM