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Peterson has a way to get Dickerson in the playoffs

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After Vikings running back Adrian Peterson came up nine yards short in his effort to set the single-season rushing record, he had a message for the current holder of the record, Eric Dickerson.

I’m coming for you,” Peterson said to Dickerson, via Peter King.

There’s a way Peterson can come for Dickerson without waiting until September.  Peterson can make an assault on the single-game postseason rushing record of 248 yards.

Held by, you guessed it, Eric Dickerson.

Peterson rushed for 210 yards at Lambeau Field on December 2, in a game in which he was used sparingly down the stretch.  As a rookie in 2007, he set the single-game rushing record of 296 yards.

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32 Responses to “Peterson has a way to get Dickerson in the playoffs”
  1. Ponder This says: Jan 3, 2013 1:06 PM

    I hope he’s reading this because he isn’t one to back down from a challenge. I think about 250 at Lambeau sounds right.

  2. Shaun M Church says: Jan 3, 2013 1:08 PM

    Peterson’s 296 came against San Diego, not Green Bay.

  3. urushma says: Jan 3, 2013 1:10 PM

    I’m not going to doubt anything about AP. MVPeterson. If he isn’t the MVP, the award shouldn’t exist.

  4. logicalvoicesays says: Jan 3, 2013 1:14 PM

    AD will never be a champion with his selfish, cheating ways. Alfred Morris on the other hand will win at least two SBs with his hard-work, humble attitude.

  5. nesuperfan says: Jan 3, 2013 1:15 PM

    Jeez, does AP have some kind of man-crush on Eric Dickerson. He is beginning to sound childish. He really should stop worrying about this stuff, and concentrate on just winning.

  6. purpblooded says: Jan 3, 2013 1:15 PM

    Love the way he sets lofty goals, then breaks them or at least comes close.

  7. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Jan 3, 2013 1:19 PM

    If He’s going to do it it’s going to be against the Packers. They already gave him 400 yards this season. If I had to choose between Manning or Peterson on my team I would take Manning and so would you. That makes him more valuable. Manning is the MVP.

  8. superpats90 says: Jan 3, 2013 1:26 PM

    Although Brady and Manning are at the top of their game. I’ll be upset if he doesn’t get MVP. He is an extraordinary athlete.

  9. 2ruefan says: Jan 3, 2013 1:37 PM

    If I had to choose between Manning or Peterson on my team I would take Manning and so would you.

    What makes you think anybody would agree with this?

    I don’t get your “and so would you” by any means.

    The vikings have proven you can win with AP and a pedestrian QB and for that matter… pedestrian wide-outs.

  10. atwatercrushesokoye says: Jan 3, 2013 1:40 PM

    You’d think he’d set his sights on some of TD’s playoff records, because it would mean his team was going to the Super Bowl and he’d have a big part in it, yet instead of focusing on a team goal (or an individual goal that’s helping the team win) he wants individual glory.

  11. otis52gsh says: Jan 3, 2013 1:57 PM

    Viks haven’t won anything yet. They are in the playoffs, that it. Unless they win the whole thing with pederson, nothing is proven other than you can get to the playoffs.

  12. Ponder This says: Jan 3, 2013 1:57 PM

    atwatercrushesokoye says:Jan 3, 2013 1:40 PM

    You’d think he’d set his sights on some of TD’s playoff records, because it would mean his team was going to the Super Bowl and he’d have a big part in it, yet instead of focusing on a team goal (or an individual goal that’s helping the team win) he wants individual glory.
    _____

    I think he’s doing pretty well with the team goals. They’ve won four in a row. If he were looking for individual glory, he wouldn’t have taken himself out at the end of the Houston game.

  13. ih1357 says: Jan 3, 2013 1:59 PM

    I’d take Peterson over Manning, the guy with that ‘so would you’ comment is an idiot

  14. sportsmeccabi says: Jan 3, 2013 2:02 PM

    How good was Eric Dickerson?

  15. dirtysouthniner says: Jan 3, 2013 2:13 PM

    I bet a lot of the people dissing AP don’t understand greatness. He wants a record,he wants a record, cry me a river! And id take Peterson over manning and I’m a niner fan LOL!!

  16. ketchupaholic says: Jan 3, 2013 2:21 PM

    CRUSH the packers… I hope he gets 300 against the team that tried to take him out a couple years ago when packer defensive backs offered to pay the team’s defensive linemen $500 each if they were able to hold him under 100 yards. He’s going to truck them again.

  17. nathanbetz91 says: Jan 3, 2013 2:21 PM

    AP is a freak of nature and you can’t help but cheer for him even if you aren’t a Vikings fan

  18. nathanbetz91 says: Jan 3, 2013 2:27 PM

    @ih1357- lol totally agree, I read that guys comment on Manning and immediately got frustrated. People need to recognize what AP is doing in this league And how nobody else can produce the same results. Further more people need to stop paying attention to espn so much and disregard Peyton Manning because he isn’t the MVP, all he is an interesting story of “overcoming adversity” (if you want to get all Disney about it).

  19. acanniv says: Jan 3, 2013 2:28 PM

    Look, AP is freaking fantastic. Unbelievable. Really, really great. I think he deserves the MVP. But anyone thinking they would take him over Manning is just being a willfully ignorant homer or doesn’t know football. The QB touches the ball on every single play. They can change the play, adjust the protection. There is loads of defense interpretation. They remember route trees and receiver progressions. They take far less hits than running backs. The shelf life is much longer. Etc, etc, etc. Manning is possibly (likely?) the best of all time at the most important position in sports. So stop already. Peterson is great, elite even. Manning is otherworldly and anyone football person with a lick of sense would take him over Peterson.

  20. kulserd says: Jan 3, 2013 2:53 PM

    How good was Eric Dickerson?
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    Answer: Not as good as AP, not even close. Remember this, AP was taken out of 3-4 games to “rest” this season… and he ended 9 yards short of the record. He’ll break it next year.

  21. dukemarc says: Jan 3, 2013 4:22 PM

    The game won’t be close enough in the 4th quarter for them to give AP the ball.

    Ponder’s going to try to play catch up all day long and fail miserably.

  22. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Jan 3, 2013 4:41 PM

    dukemarc says:
    Jan 3, 2013 4:22 PM
    The game won’t be close enough in the 4th quarter for them to give AP the ball.

    Ponder’s going to try to play catch up all day long and fail miserably.
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    You mean like last Sunda……oh wait they never trailed in that game.

  23. skolvikes says: Jan 3, 2013 4:57 PM

    I could name 3 other QBs that could be interchanged with Manning and give you the same result (or better) – Rodgers, Brady, Brees.

    How many other RBs could you name that could be interchanged with AD? None.

    MVP. End of Story.

  24. acanniv says: Jan 3, 2013 5:49 PM

    @skolvikes

    That’s weird because each of those three had a worse record than the Broncos this year. And all three had worse records this year than last year. Manning’s team improved by 5 games. Interchangable my foot. I just can’t for the life of me understand why everyone wants to diminish Manning and what he’s accomplished with the Broncos. Is it Denver? The Broncos? Manning? It’s a great city, a great football city, Manning is a great player/leader/person. It must just be jealousy, I suppose. Envy that gets twisted into hate. Oh well.

    That said, I still have no problem with Peterson winning the MVP. Dude is beast.

  25. skolvikes says: Jan 3, 2013 6:36 PM

    I’m not sure you understand what interchangeable means.

    What I’m saying is, you put Rodgers, Brady or Brees in place of Manning on the Broncos and you’ll get similar results. Who in the NFL could you put on the Vikings and get similar results as AD did this year?

    Nobody.

    I haven’t seen anyone diminish what Manning did this year. He’s a great QB, the Broncos are a great team, but there are other QBs who had incredibly similar seasons, one could argue Rodgers had a better statistical year. He did not stand out among his peers the way that Peterson did this year. Period.

  26. sminco123 says: Jan 3, 2013 7:05 PM

    what about TD? 1998 total rush yards 2478. yes. playoffs count in my world. oh, for those old enough to remember, TD sat out a few 4th quarters because his team was killing. career ended too soon. all time rushing leader in the playoff as well.

  27. sminco123 says: Jan 3, 2013 7:14 PM

    ih1357 says:
    Jan 3, 2013 1:59 PM
    I’d take Peterson over Manning, the guy with that ‘so would you’ comment is an idiot

    this is by far the absolute dumbest thing ever posted on this site. really genius? AP over a franchise QB. not even Peyton? Over any franchise QB? ap is the best back, but poll any gm in the nfl….. oh sorry, you’re a fan. my bad.

  28. jerrykill4pres says: Jan 3, 2013 7:30 PM

    Smart man takes Peterson over Manning… Then you take the best QB in the league, and take RODGERS!

    Mannings best days are behind him!

  29. lnfinite says: Jan 3, 2013 8:07 PM

    Manning. Comeback player of the year

    AP MVP.

  30. dbk2411 says: Jan 3, 2013 11:48 PM

    This isn’t selfish of Peterson, he’s a motivated guy and just as much as he says he wants these records he wants to win.

    As for the skins fans calling him a cheat.. How exactly did that happen? Look Morris is good yes. We won’t deny that. But just because AP has goals and is one of the MOST competitive people in the league stop trying to bash on him. It’s pathetic.

  31. pillowporkers says: Jan 4, 2013 10:09 AM

    Jeez, does AP have some kind of man-crush on Eric Dickerson. He is beginning to sound childish. He really should stop worrying about this stuff, and concentrate on just winning.

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    He doesn’t come out and say these things, he’s asked leading questions about records etc. by the media about it to get a response from him because they care more about the records than the Vikings winning, duh. Think before you speak.

  32. mineallmine001 says: Jan 4, 2013 3:51 PM

    History lesson
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    Reggie White and his Green Bay Packers played suffocating defense yesterday in a 16-12 NFC playoff victory over the Detroit Lions, holding Barry Sanders – the league’s rushing champion – from gaining so much as 1 yard rushing. The Packers held Sanders, the Lions’ all-pro running back who had darted and dashed through the 16-game season for 1,833 total yards and a 5.7-yard average carry, to minus-1 yard rushing. When Sanders had finished his third Packers game of 1994 his statistic sheet looked like something left over from the Eagles’ season: 13 carries, minus-1 yard rushing, zero touchdowns.

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