Sep 8, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) to runs for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson: 100 yard rushing games are easy


A 78-yard rushing touchdown kicked off the 2013-14 NFL regular season for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, but he still managed to fall short of the 100-yard rushing mark in the season-opener.

For Peterson, it is hard to imagine missing the 100-yard mark in a game because he feels that it should be an easy milestone to eclipse.

“Every time I don’t get 100, I think ‘wow,’” Peterson said, via 1500ESPN.com. “Because it’s so easy to get 100.”

If Peterson wants to break the single-season all-time rushing record that he has been aiming for, he will need to drastically pick up the pace. Unfortunately for him, it is not nearly as easy to get 100 yards in a game than he makes it out to be.

Last season, Vikings missed the 100-yard mark in six separate games.

It won’t be easy for Peterson to get back on a record setting pace, but this is a man that defied all odds by recovering from a torn ACL only to come back and have an all-time great season just a year ago.

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