Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/6/13

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, Wis. With swarms of reporters around him following Saturday night's playoff loss in Green Bay, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had trouble assessing a season in which he amazed everyone in his return from knee surgery, chased the single-season rushing record and led Minnesota to the playoffs in what was largely expected a rebuilding year for the team that went 3-13 last season. Peterson, who had rushed for 409 yards in the two regular-season meetings against the Packers, finished with 99 yards rushing on 22 carries in Saturday night's 24-10 loss in the first round of the playoffs. "I am kind of in a daze right now," Peterson said. "I guess when you come in expecting something, and leaving here with a loss, it's tough right now. I am just taking it in." Peterson didn't have the help he needed Saturday night with backup quarterback Joe Webb playing for an injured Christian Ponder and Green Bay loading up to slow Peterson in some manner. Peterson, who will ...
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