In his fourth game back after suffering a torn ACL on Christmas Eve, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson notched his first 100-yard game of the season.
But what was his goal? “250 yards,” he told PFT by phone after the 20-13 victory that moved Minnesota to 3-1.
Peterson said he had roughly five plays that he could have busted for big gains, and that he’s entering every game now believing that he can rush for 200 to 250 yards. Peterson said he’s getting stronger each week, and that he’s now at 97 percent.
With Titans running back Chris Johnson coming to town on Sunday, Peterson isn’t worrying about proving that he remains the better tailback. “I know who the best back in this league is,” Peterson said.
His team surprisingly is among the best in the league. Peterson said that the Vikings “have a lot of room to grow,” and that they can be much better than they are.
If Peterson can start rattling off 200-plus-yard games, the Vikings will be a lot better.