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Peterson So Much More Than Elite Stats

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It's the Mayans who say the world will end in 14 days. Thank goodness it's not Adrian Peterson.

Nothing that guy says sounds absurd anymore.

Better than he was before major knee surgery?

Check.

Two thousand yards rushing?

Why not?

Eric Dickerson's single-season mark of 2,105 yards?

"That sounds good, too," the Vikings running back said Thursday.

Reporters chuckled. Peterson didn't.

"I'm always looking up to 2,000, 2,500 yards," Peterson said. "But I've made it real simple for myself. Go out and ball out every game. Go 100 percent with every opportunity I have and the work I've put in will show. That's all I do."

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