Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 9/20/12

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)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Through eight months of rehab for a torn ACL, Adrian Peterson couldn't think of anything more than getting the chance to run the ball in a game again. Now that he has returned to the field, the Minnesota Vikings' top running back knows he can't do it alone.Preparing for Sunday' game at home against the stout San Francisco 49ers run defense, Peterson said Thursday he continues to improve in his comeback from knee surgery and is hoping for a balanced offense against San Francisco, which led the league in rush defense last year and is sixth through the first two games this season."Yeah, I'm sure they'll come in and focus on trying to stop the run," Peterson said. "That's where we've just got to be productive offensively, keep those guys honest; complete some balls down the field and still run the ball. We've got a job to do, and I feel like if we're able to execute our game plan then we should be OK."Peterson surprised many by running 17 times for 84 yards and two ...
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