Adrian Peterson was taken in the top four of most fantasy drafts, and he delivered a dud in his first game back from a near year-long suspension. He will look to bounce back when the Vikings meet the Detroit Lions in an NFC North matchup on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.
In Week 1 against San Francisco, Peterson carried 10 times for 31 yards as the 49ers defense dominated the entire Vikings offense.
In 12 career games against Detroit, Peterson has 235 carries for 1,258 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Keep it here for Peterson’s stats and highlights throughout the game:
Adrian Peterson Stats
29 carries, 134 yards, 2 catches 58 yards
Peterson Almost Scored his 1st Touchdown in 22 Months
He nearly scored early in the game to give the Vikings a 14-0 lead, but it was overturned on review. Then made this highlight-reel play to get them in scoring position:
Peterson Fumbled the Ball 3 Times, Lost 1
It wasn’t all positive for Peterson, who put the ball on the ground three times. He lost one fumble, had another wiped out by penalty and recovered his own.
He Hit the 100-Yard Mark Late in the Game
Peterson got the full workload against the Lions, and got over 100 yards as a result. This carry got him over the 100-yard mark for the first time since Dec. 1, 2013.
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