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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
Dan Patrick: 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.
DP: That first hit gets you into the game? You want to get popped?
AP: Or pop someone.
DP: 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.