Adrian Peterson's wife reportedly gave birth to their son on Sunday morning. Peterson decided to do his celebrating in the end zone.
He rushed 20 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings whipped the Chargers.
Here's what's interesting; The Vikings knew they were facing a mediocre run defense. So they didn't do anything cute. Almost all of Peterson's carries were from one-back sets with Teddy Bridgewater under center. In other words, the Vikings just ran power football, and it worked.
Peterson did not have a catch. He simply took handoffs deep in the backfield and tried to make something happen. His best and longest run came on his 43-yard touchdown, when he attacked the middle of the line, bounced outside, stiff-armed safety Eric Weddle to the ground, ran up the right sideline, then cut back across the middle of the field to score.
Peterson has rushed for 100 yards in consecutive games since the fiasco in Santa Clara. Looks like he fits into Norv Turner's offense just fine.
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