After his 180-yard, 3-TD performance against Cleveland on Sunday, Adrian Peterson gave us all reason to think that maybe no one can stop him. But he’s simply not foolish enough to feel that way himself.
The Detroit Lions are the next team to take on Peterson and the Vikings powerful ground game. Although the Lions have lost 18 consecutive games, Peterson and the Vikings are anticipating another tough battle with a division opponent – an opponent who almost beat them twice last year.
“We aren’t taking these guys lightly,” Peterson said on Thursday. “We aren’t taking the fact that they lost all of their games last year lightly at all. This is the NFL.”
A consummate professional such as Peterson doesn’t need much external motivation. But as he prepares for Sunday’s game, Peterson is mindful of what happened in 2007.
“I actually lost my first game to these guys my rookie year,” Peterson recalled. “So we are coming in like any other week, preparing for Sunday to go out and take care of business.”
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