Minnesota Vikings: Adrian Peterson Prediction for Week 2

Andrew GardaFeatured ColumnistSeptember 11, 2012

He's back!

Capping off an incredible comeback after tearing multiple ligaments in his knee, Adrian Peterson lived up to his nicknames of "All Day" and "Purple Jesus."

"All Day" fits because he ran all day, carrying the load for the Vikings and showing himself to be very productive.

"Purple Jesus" fits because so many people around the league had given him up for dead—or mostly dead—and yet there he was breaking off runs and scoring two touchdowns.

Now he'll face the Colts, who were lit up by the Chicago Bears tandem of Mike Bush and Matt Forte to the tune of 115 yards and three touchdowns.

I'm not going to say Peterson will have that kind of day, but this looks like a fantastic matchup, especially considering we assumed he would get little to no work against anyone the first two weeks.

Instead, he got the full load facing a stout Jaguars defense, scoring a pair of touchdowns and running for 84 yards.

I don't want to get carried away—it's a young season.

However, 100 yards and a touchdown are certainly within reach, and the only thing that might stop him isn't the Colts defense—it's the chance the Vikings run out to an early lead against the Colts and decide to rest Peterson.

With the way he looked this past Sunday, "run out" would be the operative phrase.

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