Adrian Peterson will probably go down as one of the NFL's greatest running backs no matter what.
However, the Peterson specifically wants his legacy to be that of a champion. And there's only one way the 30-year-old All-Pro can do that: He must will his Minnesota Vikings to a Super Bowl.
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Peterson said as much, via ESPN's Ben Goessling:
Peterson has hardly lost a step after missing almost all of last year. He is fourth on the NFL's leader board for rushing heading into Week 8 (530 yards). The wear and tear of these 20-plus-touch outings may be starting to show, though; the aging back missed practice this week with multiple injuries.
Peterson has powered his way to NFL rushing titles in the past, but his teams have not had much playoff success. The Vikings must capitalize on Peterson's heightened focus on a championship, for their opportunities to win a Super Bowl during his tenure with the team may be running out.