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Adrian Peterson: 100-yard games are 'so easy'

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10:22 AM ET 09.14 | Adrian Peterson's first breakout performance in the NFL came at Soldier Field, notching his first-ever 200-yard game and multi-touchdown performance during the last Minnesota Vikings victory over the Chicago Bears on the road. That was in 2007. On Sunday, Peterson will look to rebound from an uneven game in the loss to the Detroit Lions and give the Vikings their first win at Chicago in seven years. In Peterson's career, the Vikings are 1-5 at Soldier Field. Only five players remain from the 2007 team that won: linebacker Chad Greenway, defensive linemen Kevin Williams and Fred Evans, long snapper Cullen Loeffler and Peterson. Since 2000, the Vikings are an astounding 2-12 in the Windy City. But that hasn't stopped Peterson, who averages 106 yards and 1.3 touchdowns on the ground in six games at Soldier Field. He's faltered in recent years, with his stats buoyed by the remarkable 224-yard, three-touchdown performance in 2007. "Everytime I don't get 100 [yards], I think 'wow,'" Peterson said. "Because it's so easy to get 100." Peterson didn't reach that mark last week against Detroit, wilting to less than a yard per carry after his 78-yard touchdown run to open the game. Peterson finished with 93 rushing yards and hasn't cracked the 100-yard mark in an opener since 2009.

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September 14, 2013  10:25 AM ET

So easy a caveman can do it?

September 14, 2013  10:32 AM ET

The yards are nice AD but how about ya win a game?

September 14, 2013  10:36 AM ET

Yeah, those are waaaaaay better than a SB!

September 14, 2013  10:44 AM ET

0-2

September 14, 2013  10:47 AM ET

Is it just me, or is he starting to sound full of himself?

September 14, 2013  11:10 AM ET

100 yd games are so easy ...tell that to the Steeler RBs

September 14, 2013  11:12 AM ET

He got away from the Lions on the first series, after that He was the easy one.

September 14, 2013  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The yards are nice AD but how about ya win a game?

cant blame him for the losses he does his part, it takes a team to win not a player

September 14, 2013  11:43 AM ET

Lion's had his number on every play but 1, they must have hid his easy button.

September 14, 2013  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Lion's had his number on every play but 1, they must have hid his easy button.

Actually, I thought it was play calling. "Hey Adrian! Run between the center and left guard. Then run between the center and right guard. That didn't work? Ok, I'm stumped."

How Bill Musgrave still has an OC job is beyond me.

September 14, 2013  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Actually, I thought it was play calling. "Hey Adrian! Run between the center and left guard. Then run between the center and right guard. That didn't work? Ok, I'm stumped.

"How Bill Musgrave still has an OC job is beyond me.

TD???INT 1???2
Passing yards 402
QB Rating 71.0

How can you say that 3M? His career stats say other wise. :-)

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September 14, 2013  01:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Terrible play calling. Even worse, was the play of the o-line.

Indeed...last year the line was great. Last week they did their Chicago Bears imitation.

September 14, 2013  01:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Is it just me, or is he starting to sound full of himself?

Wouldn't have heard this kind of quote coming from Barry Sanders.

September 14, 2013  01:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Wouldn't have heard this kind of quote coming from Barry Sanders.

Barry was in a class by himself.

AD is confident and cocky. Not arrogant.

You don't become one of the best unless you have an ego. See: Jerry Rice, Clay Matthews, Favre, Bill Walsh, John Riggins, et al. All those guys talked the talk, and walked the walk.

September 14, 2013  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Barry was in a class by himself. AD is confident and cocky. Not arrogant. You don't become one of the best unless you have an ego. See: Jerry Rice, Clay Matthews, Favre, Bill Walsh, John Riggins, et al. All those guys talked the talk, and walked the walk.

John Riggins had an ego?

How 'bout John Stallworth? Arguably one of the best and a key ingredient in the 70's Steelers success.

September 14, 2013  03:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yeah, those are waaaaaay better than a SB!

The money is better.

September 14, 2013  04:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

AD is confident and cocky. Not arrogant.

Is that possible?

Aren't cocky and arrogant synonymous?

 
September 14, 2013  04:43 PM ET

Your mother got 100 yards.

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