EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- He might have not carried the ball again in the preseason, but there will be no limitations on MVP running back Adrian Peterson when the season opens on Sunday with the Minnesota Vikings traveling to Detroit.
The Peterson story is quite different from last year, when Peterson was held out of the preseason while making his way back from reconstructive knee surgery and Minnesota put Peterson on a "pitch-count" during the early part of the season.
This year, Peterson is full-strength, coming off perhaps the most impressive season by a running back in NFL history and the Vikings are ready to ride their MVP.
"It's far different this time around," Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier said Friday. "Last year at this time, there were so many question marks and we had a pitch-count on him as far as the number of snaps and carries we were going to give him. No such thing this season. We've taken all that off the table and whatever we got to do to win, matter of fact he and...