Adrian Peterson to Dickerson: “I’m coming for you”
Yesterday, as the Vikings took on the Packers, Adrian Peterson fell just nine yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson’s 28 year old record of 2,105 rushing yards in a single season.
Following the game, Peterson had a few words for Dickerson, “I’m coming for you”.
While talking to Sports-Illustrated’s Peter King, Peterson was asked if it hurt that he came up short of breaking the record.
“Yes,” Peterson said. “Yes. Yes. The feeling is there. I understand the big picture, but the feeling is there. I wanted this.”
While discussing the single season rushing record, Peterson spoke about the MVP award.
“In my heart, I believe I’m the MVP,” Peterson told King. “Whether I win it or not, I feel I’m the MVP.”
It will be a shame if Peterson does not win the MVP. Yes, Manning has had a great comeback season, but he was not on the same level as Peterson this year. Manning certainly led his team to a better record, but Peterson took his entire team into the playoffs.
Without Peterson, the Vikings are not even close to a playoff team. Without Manning, the Broncos still win the AFC West.
Oh and of course there is that one little addition of Peterson nearly breaking a 28 year record.
Peterson deserves the MVP and better win it when the league announces it in 33 days.