Packers’ Defense Keen On Denying Peterson’s Quest For History

Adrian Peterson. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) If Vikings running back Adrian Peterson thought he’d easily tip toe into the history books this Sunday against the Packers, he clearly hasn’t spoken with Clay Matthews.

Peterson needs just 208 rushing yards in Sunday’s regular season finale to eclipse Eric Dickerson’s NFL record of 2,105 rushing yards in a single season.

Coincidentally, Peterson rushed for 210 yards in the Vikings-Packers showdown at Lambeau Field on Dec. 2.

This time around, Matthews has his sights set on silencing Peterson’s run game.

“He’s a great guy,” Matthews told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. I’ve gotten to know him outside of football. 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.”