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Packers respect AP, but don't want him to set rushing record

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Say what you want, but the Packers aren’t stupid.

They respect Adrian Peterson, but they don’t want him to set the NFL rushing record Sunday.

AP is 208 yards away from shattering Eric Dickerson's mark -- and if he gets it -- that means Green Bay could be in a world of hurt against the Vikings. Cornerback Sam Shields tells the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: “We need to stop him.”

There are, of course, some news outlets who believe the Packers -- one of the hottest teams in football -- could give up 208 yards and still win.

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