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After Adrian Peterson fell painfully short of Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record in 2012, he vowed to eclipse the mark — and then some — in 2013.
With five days until the season begins, the Vikings’ All-World running back isn’t relenting.
In a sit-down with ESPN’s Bob Holtzman, Peterson expressed confidence that he’ll break the single-season rushing record of 2,105, set by Dickerson in 1984.
“I feel like I will definitely break it. Yeah, I’m going after it this year,” Peterson said, via USA Today Sports.
Last season, Peterson came within eight yards of unseating Dickerson. Even though months have passed and a fresh slate is on the horizon, he still second-guesses himself.
“I look back on that play, so many different things after the case, like man maybe I should have cut inside or if I would have broken one more tackle, I could have gotten that record,” Peterson said. ”It was there to take, it just wasn’t meant to happen.”
As he’s proved by now, Peterson is capable
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is not shy about expressing his desire to break Eric Dickerson’s NFL single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards. While AP was pleased that he helped his team reach that playoffs last season, he openly admits falling just nine yards short of the record stung. “I look back on that […]
When Adrian Peterson was making his run at Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record last December the former Rams running back was complimentary of Peterson but not necessarily supportive of his pursuit. Dickerson said he didn't want Peterson to break the record and though he didn't watch much of the Vikings' final game against the Green Bay Packers he caught...
The Vikings announced 7 signings to the 2013 practice squad. No real surprises, each of these guys were expected to most likely find themselves on the PS after their release.
RB Joe Banyard
G Travis Bond
DT Everett Dawkins
TE Chase Ford
T Kevin Murphy
WR Rodney Smith
WR Adam Thielen
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