Minnesota Vikings: What Happens If Adrian Peterson Cannot Go ‘All Day?’

September 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Vikings are Adrian Peterson's team.
With Sidney Rice out until midseason and Brett Favre still in training-camp form, the Vikings need Peterson to pick up this team and carry it.
Peterson says he wants the ball—a lot.
He would like to get upwards of 40 touches a game.
With Percy Harvin ailing, the Vikings just might want to oblige him.
In the week one loss to the New Orleans Saints, Peterson had 19 carries for 87 yards, a decent 4.6 average per carry.
When the ball was handed off to anyone else, the Vikings only gained four yards on four attempts.
Minnesota only has three running backs on the active roster. Including fullbacks, they claim to have five backfield runners.   
If Peterson were to be lost for an extended period this season, that would leave Favre, the gunslinger, without much in the way of ammunition.
Last season, with Chester Taylor backing up Peterson, the Vikings were in a good position if Peterson were to ...

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