Adrian Peterson: The Vikings Rely on Him A Lot

michael jordanContributor IMarch 14, 2009

After being the division champs for the first time in four years, can the Minnesota Vikings be better?

I think so.  With a power running back like Adrian Peterson, what can go wrong?  Peterson last year racked up 1,760 yard with 363 carries, giving him a 4.8 average. 

Peterson is one of the most aggressive players in the league and is always fighting for extra yardage.  When the Vikes needed him the most in the playoffs, he had 83 yards and two of his 10 touchdowns. 

In week 10 against the Packers, he had 192 yards rushing in one game.  Those numbers and his ability to break tackles are the reason why he was in the Pro Bowl. 

Obviously, Peterson is a great addition to the Vikings football team.