Skip to main content

Peterson wants to put the Vikings on his back


Adrian Peterson carried the Vikings to the playoffs in 2012. He averaged more than 150 yards a game over the final 10 weeks of the season, and he's hoping to put the Vikings on his back again.

At 1-7, carrying the Vikings to the playoffs again is probably out of the question, however, if he's going to put the team on his back he's going to need the football.

After a three game stretch in which he carried the ball 10, 13 and 13 times, Peterson was the focus last week in Dallas with 25 carries for 140 yards and an impressive touchdown run.

“First time ever that has happened,” Peterson said about that three-game stretch, via the Star Tribune. “I’m not a selfish player at all. I’m all about getting a W.”

Getting the ball 25 times like he did in Dallas, despite losing the game, is the way to victories, according to Peterson.

"I feel like I didn't do enough and that's the way I'm always looking at things," Peterson said at a press conference on Tuesday. "I feel like I'm the quarterback when it's tough losses like that. We just need to continue to stick to the run and I just need to do more to help my team win."

Next Up

south lake minnetonka police department

25-year-old arrested after multi-city police chase in western suburbs

Police were called for a welfare check but learned it was a domestic violence incident.

Screen Shot 2021-12-02 at 8.34.54 AM

After getting COVID, Harrison Smith still not considering vaccine

The Vikings safety says he doesn't plan on getting vaccinated.


First omicron variant COVID case detected in MN

The individual is an adult male who lives in Hennepin County and had recently traveled.

wright county Sheriff Sean Deringer

Minnesota sheriff bashes MPD, 'disgusted' by officers' actions

The sheriff said he will no longer defend the Minneapolis Police Department.

Screen Shot 2021-12-02 at 7.59.52 AM

More than 2 years after announcing, Duck Donuts finally opens at MOA

The grand opening of the new location took place Wednesday.

unsplash - school girl students

St. Paul is closing 6 schools amid declining enrollment

The board revised the plan after the school communities voiced concerns.

Karl-Anthony Towns

X-rays negative after Karl-Anthony Towns takes scary fall

Towns crashed hard to the ground late in the game Wednesday night.

Minneapolis police

2 more homicides push Minneapolis closer to record set in 1995

The deadly shootings happened on the city's North Side Wednesday night.

Karl-Anthony Towns

KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards

Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries

It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.

Dylan Bundy

Report: Twins agree to deal with Dylan Bundy

The Twins signed the right-hander with a lockout imminent.