Packers: We Respect Adrian Peterson, But don’t want Him to Break Rushing Record
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is having an amazing season and is just 208 yards short of the all-time single season rushing record with one game to go. With the Green Bay Packers on the schedule, AP has a shot. He rushed for 210 yards against the same Packers team on December 2nd.
Everyone is aware of the record, even the Packers.
If they have it their way though, the record will stand by the time their game against the Vikings is done.
Per Jsonline: “If anybody deserves to get the record, it’s definitely AP. No doubt about it,” said Packers cornerback Tramon Williams. “But unfortunately, they’re playing us. We want to put our best foot forward. It’s going to be a tough task. We know that already.”
“He’s a great guy. I’ve gotten to know him outside of football,” said Packers linebacker Clay Matthews. “You’d love to see a guy who has worked so hard and has overcome so much to win that crown – but ultimately that is against our defense. I don’t think any of us want to see that happen. We’ll do our best to try and contain him. He’s a fantastic guy, he’ll make his plays, but let’s hope we don’t give up 200 yards again to him.”
We’ll see if Peterson can pull it off. Anytime he steps on the field he has a chance to have a huge game.