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Adrian Peterson wants rushing record, 'if it comes, it'll come'

Peterson is 208 yards short of the single season rushing record.

USA TODAY Sports

There was one very unusual thing about the Minnesota Vikings 23-6 win over the Houston Texans: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson didn't break the century mark on the ground. He'd hit 100 yards rushing in each of his last eight games before being held to 86 yards on 25 carries against the Texans Sunday. At 1,898 yards on the season, Peterson will need 208 yards against the Packers to break Eric Dickerson's single season record of 2,105 rushing yards. Peterson says he's not overly worried about breaking the record but still wants it.

He'll need to eclipse 200 yards for the third time this season and hit 208 yards to break the record. Peterson told reporters after the game he wants the record but won't be losing sleep over it. Luck might be on Peterson's side though as the Packers are one of two teams to give up 200 yards to Peterson this year when he ran for 210 yards at Lambeau Field against Green Bay earlier this month.

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