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Dickerson doesn’t think Peterson will break the record

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The last time Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faced the Packers, Peterson rushed for 210 yards.  With two fewer yards this time, Peterson will capture the all-time single-season rushing record.

The guy who currently holds the record — former Rams running back Eric Dickerson — doesn’t think that will happen.

“No, I don’t,” Dickerson told NFL Network on Sunday morning.  But Dickerson also acknowledged that “[i]f any guy could have 208 yards in a single game, that would be” Peterson.

Dickerson reiterated that he doesn’t want to see Peterson break the record.  “Anybody [with a record] who says ‘all records are made to be broken,’ that’s a lie,” Dickerson said.

People who don’t have a record can truthfully proclaim that all records are made to be broken.  We want to witness history, and there’s a chance we’ll be witnessing it today — in various ways.

Dickerson thinks we’ll be witnessing Peterson gain something in the range of 170 or 180 yards.  We think that if Peterson gets that close to the mark, he’ll find a way to finish the climb.

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17 Responses to “Dickerson doesn’t think Peterson will break the record”
  1. iluvbears says: Dec 30, 2012 8:34 AM

    Sorry Eric. They don’t call him All Day for nothing.

  2. jpb12 says: Dec 30, 2012 8:34 AM

    One of the funniest, classy guys you’ll ever see on TV these days.

    This guy should be in a studio with a regular gig somewhere.

  3. freemantowilliams says: Dec 30, 2012 8:38 AM

    Just let your soooooul glow! Feeling oh so silky smooth.

  4. goraidersgospurs says: Dec 30, 2012 8:39 AM

    Dickerson favoring Jerome from martin in that photo!!!

  5. melikefootball says: Dec 30, 2012 8:39 AM

    As much as you would like Adrian to get the record, especially coming off the surgery hard to believe he can get 210 yards. They may hand him the ball each time but they still need this game.

  6. tannethrill says: Dec 30, 2012 8:41 AM

    Dickerson thinks he’s being genuine by saying he wants to keep the record. He sounds like a jerk though.

  7. slizzyslizz says: Dec 30, 2012 8:44 AM

    Those jheri curls Dickerson’s sporting are awesome.

    If they keep showing pictures like that everytime someone comes close to that title, I hope he keeps it…lmao

  8. enochmh2 says: Dec 30, 2012 8:48 AM

    I think the more impressive record is oj Simpsons 2000 yards in 14 games,too bad he will be mostly remembered for other things

  9. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 30, 2012 9:14 AM

    It would be really disappointing if Peterson doesn’t break the record after all his yapping.

  10. jersey73 says: Dec 30, 2012 9:16 AM

    I would say, if the Vikings weren’t in playoff contention, Adrian would probably get the record. But needing the win for the playoffs, you can’t just feed him the ball if you are trailing.

  11. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 30, 2012 9:24 AM

    IF the Vikes’ goal is the playoffs and success in them, then they won’t be feeding it to AP 30+ times today. They’ll be on the road next week and AP is banged up. I wish he’d get the record, but the team comes first.

  12. fletcher08 says: Dec 30, 2012 9:30 AM

    He had 210 against them in GB, and ponder still sucks so I would guess he gets the yards. I’ll be there to see it if he does. Now that would be awesome.

  13. ndnut says: Dec 30, 2012 9:32 AM

    It’ll be tough to get 208, but I would NEVER bet against All Day Adrian!

  14. boltfaninfalconcountry says: Dec 30, 2012 10:01 AM

    It will be tough for AP. Obviously the Pack will have 8-9 in the box the whole game. Ponder is not that good and the Pack don’t want to be the ones to give up the record.

  15. nicepak381 says: Dec 30, 2012 12:21 PM

    I don’t expect he will, but if he does, it will be an amazing thing. Good luck, AP.

  16. neer music says: Dec 30, 2012 1:15 PM

    if not, there’s going to be next year, knowing that the knee is good, familiarity with a fullback that he now likes to run behind, and a head full off steam. /allday

  17. brotzelj says: Dec 30, 2012 3:03 PM

    He has some cool eye wear. They would be tinted with spinners today though.

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