Adrian Peterson, for his seventh consecutive 100-yard game, ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings 21-14 win over the Bears at Mall of America Field Sunday. Peterson had a hot start, running 51 yards on his first hand off. Five plays later, Peterson rushed into the end zone to give the Vikings an early 7-0 lead. The Bears next drive was halted early, when CB Josh Robinson intercepted Jay Cutler and took it 49 yards for a score. It was eventually overturned after review, ruling that Robinson had stepped out of bounds at the five yard line. Peterson eventually ran it in, giving the Vikings a 14-0 lead.
If anyone somehow still had doubts of Peterson’s abilities post-surgery, today’s game put those to rest. Peterson topped the 100-yard mark before the first quarter even ended. At halftime, Peterson had 125 yards and two rushing touchdowns on 18 carries.
“I can’t say enough about Adrian Peterson,” said head coach Leslie Frazier. “When you know you have to play the Vikings, you have to stop Adrian Peterson. For him to come out and get 100 yards in the first quarter, it was an amazing feat by him.”