MINNEAPOLIS -- Adrian Peterson made his mark on the Metrodome in his seven seasons for the Minnesota Vikings. A sprained right foot and lingering groin injury kept Peterson from creating one last memorable game in the old stadium.
Instead, Matt Asiata did his best Peterson impression after getting the chance for one enduring memory before the Metrodome falls.
Filling in for Peterson and Toby Gerhart -- out with a hamstring injury -- Asiata ran 14 times for 115 yards in Minnesota's 14-13 win against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Asiata's final run, a 39-yarder, allowed the Vikings to kneel down to run out the clock and gave the second-year, undrafted back out of Utah to earn his first 100-yard game in the NFL.
"I've got to work on my speed, but it's hard to be like Adrian Peterson, to break out with speed and everything," Asiata said of his final carry. "I just try to protect the ball, because I see people coming from behind, thinking 'just don't step out of bounds.'"
Asiata might not...