Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has returned to form in a big way. Nearly a year after blowing his knee out, Peterson has 1,600 yards rushing and his racing towards Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record of 2,106.
Peterson is hell-bent on not just getting 2,000 yards, but breaking the record and thinks Dickerson should be nervous.
Dickerson is not nervous, doesn’t think Peterson can break the record, and as he candidly stated to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, doesn’t want Peterson to break the record.
“I’m not nervous.”
Dickerson was speaking in his first public forum since Peterson has gotten this close to the record. Dickerson emphasized that he has an enormous amount of respect for Peterson, he just doesn’t think he’ll do it.
“Adrian is a class guy,” Dickerson said. “I don’t watch football any more. I don’t watch sports. I just see the highlights. I see his highlights and he’s a great player. I don’t want him to break my record, but I wish him the best.”
“Again, he’s a phenomenal player and seems like a good dude. If a player was to break it, I’d probably want it to be Adrian, but I like having the record. I don’t think it’s going to be broken.”
Peterson would have to average 168 yards per game in his final three contest. He would have to have huge rushing performances against the Rams, Texans,and Packers with two of the defenses playing and vying for playoff positioning.