Minnesota Vikings: 3 Reasons We Still Haven't Seen the Best of Adrian Peterson

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Minnesota Vikings: 3 Reasons We Still Haven't Seen the Best of Adrian Peterson

2011 was the first year that fifth-year running back Adrian Peterson didn't amass 1,000 yards rushing. It was to nobody's dismay, however, as he was plagued by injury and running behind an extraordinarily meager offensive line.

Throughout his career, Peterson has dazzled NFL fans with his speed and power, power especially displayed in his absolute trucking of Pittsburgh's William Gay in 2009.

As previously mentioned, Peterson has rushed for 1,000-plus yards in four of his five seasons in the NFL. Not only that, but his multiple impressive 200-yard games—strongly characterized by his 296-yard performance against the San Diego Chargers in his rookie year, which broke Jamal Lewis' single-game record of 295 yards rushing.

You would think he has done it all and then some. Actually, though, Peterson is just getting started with his career.

Here are three big reasons why we still haven't seen the best of Adrian Peterson.

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