Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made a stunning recovery from a torn ACL to turn in one of the best seasons any running back has ever had. And although Peterson sat out practice today as he nurses an abdominal strain, he says he’s feeling as good as ever.
So when Peterson was asked today about potentially playing four more games in the postseason, he said he could do a whole lot more than that.
“I feel good,” Peterson said. “My body feels great. I can play for 12 more games if I had to, seriously.”
Peterson had a whopping 135 carries for 761 yards in the month of December, but he says he’s not sore and eager to get as many carries as he can when the Vikings open the playoffs on Saturday against the Packers.
“We’re definitely going to establish the run,” Peterson said.
The forecast for Saturday night in Green Bay calls for a low temperature of 16 degrees, and Peterson said he’s expecting it to be the coldest game he’s ever played in, acknowledging that “it doesn’t feel good” to get hit when you’re frozen. But Peterson is ready to take a lot more hits, for four more games — and he’d be willing to do even more than that.