Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he has set out a goal to rush for 2,500 yards. 'I've got my bar set for 2,500. If I could go up to that the record is shattered,' Peterson said. In order to reach his goal, Peterson would have to average 156.25 yards over 16 games. He averaged 131 yards last season, topping 156 yards five times.
3.20.2013 4:23:11 PM EST
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said that RB Adrian Peterson (hernia) is not quite all the way back to full speed running and cutting after having hernia surgery.
3.15.2013 11:19:09 AM EST
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson has run for 2,172 yards after contact over the past four seasons. Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (2,918 yards) is the only player with more yards after contact in that same span.
2.13.2013 6:46:37 AM EST
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he believes WR Percy Harvin and the team can overcome the recent drama in their relationship. 'I haven't really had the opportunity to talk to him much. But I always look at what you can get from a person, and I know it comes with, 'OK, you gotta deal with this, or deal with that,' but I always feel like that person can overcome whatever it is that they might be struggling with,' Peterson said.
2.12.2013 2:38:04 PM EST
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants WR Percy Harvin to stay with the Vikings. 'I don't know if we will or not, but me, individually and in my opinion, I wouldn't trade him,' Adrian Peterson told KFAN radio in the Twin Cities on Tuesday, via FoxSportsNorth.com. 'No, I wouldn't trade him.'
2.7.2013 8:59:46 PM EST
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (hernia) said it will be about three or four weeks before he can start working out again.
2.7.2013 2:22:51 PM EST
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (sports hernia) said the sports hernia impacted his chase for the rushing record. 'It definitely impacted my play,' Peterson said. 'I wasn't 100 percent, but I wanted to win a championship. I wasn't going to stop or quit. I made a decision to keep going. I don't want to make it seem like the sports hernia made me miss it, I could have done it with the injury. All I can say is that I would have had better performances.'
2.7.2013 2:21:58 PM EST
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (sports hernia) played through the pain of a sports hernia injury, even though he did not practice much during the regular season. After the bye week I didn't truly practice not a week after that until the end of the season,' Peterson said. 'The only time I did do anything was pretty much on Fridays when I would just do a couple carries or so. Everybody knows that is our short day. I was getting rehab during this process. I knew I wasn't really practicing at all. I wasn't able to lift because of the strain that it would put on those muscles on an upper or lower body workout. That was too much. It was mind over matter. It was just about doing what I had to do to push myself every week. My body was sore from the game and the sports hernia every Monday, so I did what I had to do to recover and get my body right. I just played through the pain. I ran on adrenaline.'
2.7.2013 12:03:49 PM EST
The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday, Feb. 7, that RB Adrian Peterson (hernia) had sports hernia surgery. The team expects a speedy recovery with no long-term concerns.
2.3.2013 8:35:46 AM EST
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson recorded seven 150-yard games this season. No player in league history has had more in a single season.