Adrian Peterson credits fans’ energy for big performance in Week 2
After a quiet first outing, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson blew up for 192 yards of total offense in a 26-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. It was Minnesota’s home-opener, so Peterson credits the electricity at TCF Bank Stadium for his big day.
"You can see as I ran through the tunnel, the energy that you see as I was running, that came from the fans," Peterson said, per ESPN’s Ben Goessling. "Just that warm welcome, it felt good to be back home."
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Peterson carried the ball 29 times for 134 yards. Although he did not score a touchdown, he added two catches for 58 yards. It was Peterson’s first time appearing in a Vikings home game since Dec. 1, 2013, when he rushed for over 200 yards in a win over the Chicago Bears.