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Adrian Peterson, now at 95 percent, says he’s still the best in the business

Minnesota's Adrian Peterson carries the ball against the Colts during an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Indiana Reuters

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson continues to recover from a torn ACL suffered on Christmas Eve.  And even though Peterson says he’s not yet 100 percent (he says he’s at 95), Peterson believes he’s still the best running back in the NFL.

Peterson made his case during a Wednesday visit with Pro Football Talk.

Though it’s ultimately a subjective issue, with reasonable minds reasonably differing, the confidence that Peterson expresses is the same confidence that got him to the top of the NFL.

Peterson also explained to Erik Kuselias the strangest place Peterson has approached about fantasy football.

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13 Responses to “Adrian Peterson, now at 95 percent, says he’s still the best in the business”
  1. gadzod says: Sep 20, 2012 7:00 AM

    I’m excited to seeing AP come back to full health! However, if he slips up, it looks like players are willing to step up to be #1! Rice, McCoy, Foster and Spiller come to mind!

  2. freshnsoclean says: Sep 20, 2012 8:04 AM

    AP is a legendary BEAST stuck on a bad team. This is coming from a Vikings fan too. It’s like KG stuck in MN all those years and had to go a decent team in Boston to win it all. AP will have to do the same. MN sports is a joke.

  3. jimmysee says: Sep 20, 2012 8:15 AM

    Fame is fleeting — enjoy it while you can. Ask Ladanian Tomlinson!

  4. explosionsauce says: Sep 20, 2012 8:17 AM

    Best in the business, say hello again to the 49ers, the best Defense in the business.

  5. kevinwi says: Sep 20, 2012 9:19 AM

    LT was a damn fine RB. Would never take anything away from his achievements. Peterson can be the best RB…will take some time…he’s a pure RB and can cut like no other in the game right now and deliver a blow.
    There are more RB’s that are getting more yardage right now, but AP is consistent year after year…..although, I don’t think he will ever break Emmit’s record, he will end up being one of the greats.

  6. tv426 says: Sep 20, 2012 9:50 AM

    I just love when every athlete declares that they are the best of the best of the best – sir!

    Whatever happened to even a touch of humility?

  7. schmitty2 says: Sep 20, 2012 10:00 AM

    He can prove it this weekend when he faces the best defense in the game

  8. vikesfansteve says: Sep 20, 2012 10:09 AM

    AP is incredible but not the best. Many times he had chances to run for long TD’s then he inexplicably cut back and was tackled or caught from behind. He also misses gaping holes sometimes by going too fast into the backs of his blockers. Once again for all the idiots, including fellow Vikings fans, who say AP has wasted his talents on a terrible team like the Vikings. Wrong. He had his chance, in his absolute prime, playing with a HOF QB to take the Vikings to the SuperBowl and he fumbled 3 times. Including the back breaker right before the half on the 5 yd line with a hole so big even Favre could have hobbled into the end zone. So don’t give that wasted his talent B.S. talk because he was on a team capable of winning the SB and he played good and bad. When he plays in that game again and plays good then he will be the best. He is definitely one of the best though.

  9. mnomalley says: Sep 20, 2012 1:43 PM

    Do I start AP vs SanFran or Mike Busk vs St.Louis?

  10. neer music says: Sep 20, 2012 1:56 PM

    tv426 says: Sep 20, 2012 9:50 AM

    I just love when every athlete declares that they are the best of the best of the best – sir!

    Whatever happened to even a touch of humility?

    what ever happened to a touch of common sense?

    if you actually watched the video, it was not at all an arrogant scenario, yet a comment coming from a competitor.

    i’d love for you to show us all what your example of a classy individual is in comparison to this video.

  11. cwilliams135 says: Sep 20, 2012 2:01 PM

    AP. Bush is not getting the touches

  12. tiredofyoureferringtoateamaswe says: Sep 20, 2012 7:24 PM

    In today’s NFL, I’ll take a top 5 quarterback over the best running back anyday. Take a look at the last few years. Teams with top quarterbacks are consistantly in the playoffs. Where have the Vikings with the “best running back in the NFL” finished?

  13. pack13queens0 says: Sep 20, 2012 11:01 PM

    Adrian Peterson is not the best running back in the NFL. John Kuhn is.

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