Adrian Peterson was stopped short of 100 yards on Sunday against the Lions, and that shocked him.
Peterson, who scored a 78-yard touchdown on his first carry of the season but was held to just 15 yards on 17 carries the rest of the way, says it’s hard for him to comprehend that he failed to reach the 100-yard mark, because to him, the 100-yard mark shouldn’t even be a challenge.
“Every time I don’t get 100, I think ‘wow,'” Peterson said, via 1500ESPN.com. “Because it’s so easy to get 100.”
Peterson reached the 100-yard mark 10 times last year, which is great. But that still means there were six games (plus a playoff game) in which he came up short of 100 yards. And 10 games of 100 yards is the most Peterson has ever had in one season. So a 100-yard game isn’t really easy for any running back. Even Adrian Peterson.