EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Adrian Peterson tried to relax at home after Sunday’s 31-27 loss at home to the previously winless Cleveland Browns.
Turns out, Peterson’s daughter wouldn’t let him forget the loss.
Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings’ MVP running back, had to deal with answering questions about more missed opportunities following Sunday’s loss. He heard directed at his 0-3 team and quarterback Christian Ponder from the home fans during the game too.
He heard about it at home too.
So my daughter is laying here under me and just out the blue she says… I can’t believe you lost to the Browns Daddy! Smh
Peterson was held under 100 yards rushing for the second time in three games and finished with 25 carries for 88 yards on Sunday against Cleveland’s strong run defense. Peterson admitted to frustration, but was focused on moving on from the loss when he talked with reporters after the game.
“It’s a little frustrating,” Peterson said. “But the way I look at things, I can’t be frustrated about it because it’s not going to help me. I have to move forward. Just got to learn from this and try to focus on the things that are going to help us get better instead of being frustrated and being down. It sucks, don’t get me wrong. But it’s all about how you respond to it.”
So, hearing about it later from his daughter couldn’t have helped the recovery process.