Adrian Peterson explodes for 82-yard touchdown run

AP

We thought it could get ugly in at Lambeau Field.  And it is.  For the team we didn’t think it would get ugly.

Trailing by only three points, Adrian Peterson converted a third-and-one play from his own 18 into a first down — and a touchdown.

With Packers players seemingly slowing down as Peterson stumbled toward the sideline, Peterson shed the would-be tackler and exploded down the sideline.  He then managed to hold off a Packers defensive back who closed in on Peterson near the end of the run.

Peterson wouldn’t be denied.  In the end, it was an 82-yard run, and the Vikings now lead, 14-10.