Packers rooting for Adrian Peterson to break Dickerson’s Record
With two weeks left in the NFL season, Adrian Peterson needed 294 yards to break Eric Dickerson’s twenty-eight year record of 2,105 rushing yards in a single season. On Sunday, while facing the Houston Texans, Foster rushed for 86 yards. That means he needs 208 yards this week against the Packers to break Dickerson’s record. Breaking the record is definitely possible as during the team’s week 13 match-up against the Packers Peterson rushed for 210 yards.
However, you would think the Packers would be looking to stop Peterson from breaking the record.
You would be wrong. The Packers defense is rooting for Peterson to break the record.
“He’s a great guy. I’ve gotten to know him outside of football,” Packers linebacker Clay Matthews said, via Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “You’d love to see a guy who has worked so hard and has overcome so much to win that crown — but ultimately that is against our defense. I don’t think any of us want to see that happen. We’ll do our best to try and contain him.
“He’s a fantastic guy, he’ll make his plays, but let’s hope we don’t give up 200 yards again to him.”
While I do not expect the Packers to just lay down to let Peterson break the record, I do think Peterson will break the record.
If the game is a blowout, I could see the Packers pulling their starters or relaxing on defense to make sure Peterson tops 2,105 rushing yards.