January 25, 2013; Ko Olina, HI, USA; NBC Sports sportscaster Cris Collinsworth (center) interviews NFC running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings (28) after practice at NFC media day for the 2013 Pro Bowl at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson Has Two Goals For 2013


Adrian Peterson by all accounts had a successful season. He got within 10 yards of Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record and joined the exclusive 2,000 yard rushing club. Peterson also led his team with a mediocre at best quarterback, Christian Ponder, into the playoffs.

But that’s not enough for Adrian “All-Day” Peterson. In an interview with USA TODAY’s Jim Corbett, Peterson outlined two goals for the 2013 season.

The first is to win a Super Bowl, probably an obvious answer. The second is to become the first NFL running back to rush for 2,000 yards in back to back seasons.

“Obviously, the first goal is to win a championship,” Peterson said. “I would sacrifice 1,000 yards rushing to win a Super Bowl. But I want to be the first back to have back to back 2,000-yard seasons.”

And while he was grateful to win an MVP award, he isn’t concerned with individual accolades in 2013.

“I felt good winning league MVP. But guess what? My team didn’t win the MVP. That Lombardi Trophy is something you can remember and share forever with your teammates.”

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