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Adrian Peterson feels 'deep down' he can set rushing mark

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So why did Adrian Peterson bench himself in Houston as the Vikings were on a key fourth-quarter drive?

He says he was hurt, didn’t want to be selfish and figured Toby Gerhart could finish it off.

Gerhart did, and scored a touchdown.

Talking with reporters today, Peterson says he still has a sore abdomen -- but it won’t keep him out of Sunday’s Vikings-Packers game.

As for breaking Eric Dickerson’s rushing record, Peterson says “deep down” he feels he can do it.

He needs 208 yards to get there.

To see Peterson's news conference in its entirety, via Vikings.com CLICK HERE .

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