GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If Adrian Peterson is able to become the NFL's all-time rushing leader this Sunday, the Vikings' star running back will have to thank the Green Bay Packers for playing such a significant role in his record-breaking season.
Peterson, who ran for 210 yards against the Packers on Dec. 2 at Lambeau Field, will pass Eric Dickerson's 28-year-old record of 2,105 rushing yards if he duplicates that performance in the regular-season finale between the two teams this weekend.
But after watching Peterson dominate them less than four weeks ago, Green Bay's defense doesn't want to allow it to happen again.
"We've got a lot of pride," outside linebacker Dezman Moses said. "We're men, too. We don't want anybody to come in and make a record and all that stuff. We understand what's at stake. We definitely want to be the team to stop him. That's a big task, but it's something we're up for."
The Packers' run defense has been relatively good this season, currently ranked 14th in ...