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Peterson Motivated By Previous Performance

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 24, 2009 – 4:38 pm

In his last game against the San Francisco 49ers, then rookie RB Adrian Peterson had the worst game of his career. When all was said and done that day, Peterson had 14 carries for 3 yards. And that’s not a typo.

So how did the 49ers manage to hold Peterson to 0.2 yards per carry for an entire game?

“That was the worst game of my career,” Peterson said, “but when I studied the film it really wasn’t what those guys were doing – which they did do a great job on the defensive side of the ball. It was a lot of what I did to really allow those plays also. So I learned from that and I definitely want to do (well) this week.”

Considering Peterson’s immense success in the league before and since that game in San Francisco, the 49ers are in trouble this weekend if the law of averages kicks in.

But Vikings fans can take solace in the fact that Peterson won’t be relying on the law of averages.

“When we left San Francisco last time, I was trying to look ahead on the schedule and see when we played these guys again,” Peterson said. “So, like I said, I learned a lot from that game. It was the worst game of my career so it sticks in my head. I am looking forward to playing these guys this week.”


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2 Responses to “Peterson Motivated By Previous Performance”

  1. By VIKINGS PURPLE PANTS on Sep 24, 2009 | Reply

    P-U-R-P-L-E J-E-S-U-S REPELS AGAINS NINERS THIS SUNDAY IN THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH FAVRE WANTS REVENGE TOO ON THE WINERS….

  2. By ryan on Sep 25, 2009 | Reply

    farve is the best there was and will be the best the nfl has ever seen. With AP”s running game the Vikings are going to be unstoppable

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