Peterson could carry the load Sunday

Christian Ponder is receiving most of the attention, but don't forget about the best running back in the NFL. Adrian Peterson says it's easy to speculate that he'll get a lot of carries against the Packers to help keep pressure off of Ponder.
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Christian Ponder is receiving most of the attention, but don't forget about the best running back in the NFL. Adrian Peterson says it's easy to speculate that he'll get a lot of carries against the Packers to help keep pressure off of Ponder.

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