For once, the Minnesota Vikings aren't counting on Adrian Peterson to do it all.
Peterson, last season's NFL MVP following his 2,097-yard rushing season, has been held in check through three games this season - all losses.
Now, facing a must-win game against the winless Pittsburgh Steelers in London, coach Leslie Frazier expects his offense to steady itself so Peterson can break loose.
''He doesn't have to score every time he touches the ball,'' Frazier said Wednesday at the Vikings base outside London. ''He's a great, great player. We all know that. But he doesn't have to feel like he has to carry the whole team.''
Peterson admits he needs to show more patience, as defenses have packed the box to keep him bottled up.
''People get the misconception that I'm trying to do too much. Every touch I want to get into the end zone,'' Peterson said. ''That's just me playing football.''