VIKINGS RUNNING BACK
The 2008 rushing champ had 87 yards on 19 carries—and no fumbles (he had 20 in his first three seasons)—in a 14--9 loss to New Orleans
Last time you got nervous before a game?
Adrian Peterson: To be honest with you, when I'm out there, that first snap, you have jitterbugs going. But after that first snap, it goes away.
That first hit gets you into the game? You want to get popped?
AP: Or pop someone.
How do you react when people say Chris Johnson is the best running back in the NFL?
AP: I say to each his own. I play the game to be the best player, and that doesn't change my mind-set at all.