15 Apr 2014
While the overall standard of defensive back play in the NFL these days is suffering because of how the rules play to the offensive side of the ball, there are still a number of outstanding performers at those positions. At cornerback, Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis lead the way, while others such as Joe Haden and Patrick Peterson are suggested heirs to the best-cornerback-crown.
In this article, I look at Peterson's play during the 2013 season and compare his development from the 2012 season.
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?