Guide to the Game: Vikings hoping to out-class San Diego


It's already Week 3 of the NFL season and the Minnesota Vikings come into this week's contest as one of two teams in the NFC North with a victory – the other being the 2-0 Packers.

The Vikings play their second straight home game this Sunday when they welcome the San Diego Chargers to TCF Bank Stadium.

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The last time San Diego came to Minnesota they ran into a young running back by the name of Adrian Peterson, who did his best to run around, over and through every Chargers defender on his way to breaking the NFL's single game rushing record with 296 yards.

Now as AP has recently turned 30 the Chargers are back in town and they have a similar problem – they struggle to stop the run.

Despite putting up 134 yards on the ground against the Lions last Sunday, Peterson told reporters he really didn't feel like the Adrian Peterson of old.

“I worked extremely hard to be able to come back and be able to go, and not look like I’ve missed a step,” Peterson said, via the Pioneer Press. “But I can tell. (With) 130-something yards, people say, ‘Oh, he looks good,’ and this, that and the other. But me personally, I wasn’t the Adrian Peterson I remember last Sunday.”

AP's goal this week against a San Diego defense ranked near the bottom of the league in rushing defense? To break the record he set in 2007.

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