Adrian Peterson on rushing record: ‘That’s my goal’ [VIDEO]

Nov 22, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) against the Green Bay Packers at TCF Bank Stadium. The Packers defeated the Vikings 30-15. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 22, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) against the Green Bay Packers at TCF Bank Stadium. The Packers defeated the Vikings 30-15. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports /
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is still focused on breaking rushing records in the NFL, and has no plans to retire from football just yet.

When it comes to running with the football, there are very few in the National Football League as talented as Minnesota Vikings superstar Adrian Peterson. The former NFL MVP and three-time rushing leader can do special things with a football in his hands.

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Each season, Peterson puts heavy expectations on himself. Whether it is 2,500 yards or breaking rushing records, he always pushes himself has hard as possible to achieve all that he can. While that may seem crazy to some, the old saying “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars” from motivational speaker Les Brown comes to mind.

Recently, TMZ caught up with Adrian Peterson to discuss several different things, including Herschel Walker, the rushing record, and his possible retirement. Here is that video from the official TMZ YouTube account:

TMZ starts out by asking Peterson about Herschel Walker and if the former NFL running back could actually back up his claim of being able to play football at 54 years old. Peterson was quick to respond that he believes him and enters the building.

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On his way out, he takes another moment to speak with TMZ. They ask him about possibly retiring before this NFL season, claiming there is a story out there about it.

Peterson plays along with it, saying there may be a little truth to the article before giving the person asking the question one of those “are you serious” looks before laughing it off.

Before getting in his car to head out, TMZ finishes up by asking him about possibly breaking the rushing record this year. Peterson says that is always on his mind and that is always his goal each and every NFL season.

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Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings will look to improve upon an 11 win season where they won the NFC North and came within inches of advancing in the NFL playoffs. Hopefully, this year will see the team improve and make a bigger push for the Super Bowl.