Green Bay Packers: 5 Reasons Why the Packers Will Shut Down Adrian Peterson

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Green Bay Packers: 5 Reasons Why the Packers Will Shut Down Adrian Peterson
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It’s safe to say that Adrian Peterson has had his fair share of success against the Green Bay Packers this season.

There may be nothing more impressive than running for 2,097 yards and coming just nine yards shy of setting the NFL single-season rushing record, coming off a torn ACL, except, perhaps, how he racked up 409 of those yards against the Packers, a division opponent.

In fact, Peterson topped the 100-yard mark in all six divisional games this season, totaling 944 yards against the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Packers.

Despite these four teams having so much familiarity with each other—and the Minnesota Vikings lacking a legitimate aerial attack—Peterson was still able to do what he pleased against the NFC North.

This being said, he will be rendered useless on NFL Wild Card Weekend when the Vikings travel to play the Packers Saturday night at Lambeau Field.

There are five reasons that back up this absurd claim.

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