Although not as bad, relatively speaking, as he was two years ago, Peterson again wasn't great down the stretch in 2008, posting a couple of so-so games when you needed your stud the most. Taking out Week 17, when many fantasy leagues don't play, AD scored 11 fantasy points or fewer in three of his final seven games. Turner had just one such performance. Peterson had two games with single-digit fantasy points in that seven-game stretch. Turner had none.
Give me the guy who plays alongside a great quarterback (Matt Ryan), an elite wide receiver (Roddy White) and, as of this offseason, a premier tight end (Tony Gonzalez) to open up the passing game even more, over the guy who still has a bad quarterback (no Brett Favre as of this writing), still has Chester Taylor vulturing touchdowns (five touchdowns from Weeks 9 through 16) and, despite staying healthy last year, still should be considered an injury risk.
I wholly agree, especially with the point Berry makes about Atlanta's passing offense vs. Minnesota's. The difference was significant last year (ATL: 208.5 passing yards per game; MINN: 184.8 passing yards per game). And in this offseason, the Falcons have made moves to further improve their aerial attack, while the Vikes' biggest improvement may be Favre—who really isn't much of an improvement, anyways.
Berry's full ESPN.com article can be found here.