Adrian Peterson only got ten carries against the Saints on Sunday.
In one sense, that’s a surprising number because he’s Minnesota’s best player. Then again, the Vikings fell far behind in the second quarter and had to play catch up.
Peterson didn’t know what to say after.
“I don’t know how to explain [getting] 10 carries. . . . I was ready to roll. I just do my job when I’m called upon,” Peterson said after the game via Judd Zulgad of espn1500.com.
Peterson averaged six yards-per-carry on his 10 runs. The Vikings averaged only 3.2 yards-per-attempt on their throws.
So to recap: The strategy didn’t work out so well.