The former Minnesota Vikings running back recently spoke about his old team and what it would be like to possibly face them in the playoffs this season.
Adrian Peterson’s career with the Minnesota Vikings is something that will never be forgotten. Right now though, Peterson is trying to make some new memorable moments as a member of the Washington Redskins.
Eight games into his first year with the Redskins, the 33-year-old running back is actually performing quite well for the first time in awhile. After two disappointing seasons in 2016 and 2017, Peterson has rushed for 604 yards and four touchdowns this year while also catching 12 passes for 167 yards and a score.
At his current pace, the former Vikings running back should end the season with at least 1,000 rushing yards for the eighth time in his NFL career. If he is actually able to remain on the field and accomplish this feat, Peterson would become just the fifth player in league history to gain at least 1,000 yards on the ground in a single season after his 33rd birthday.
As for right now though, the veteran running back is focused on helping get Washington into the playoffs this season. With the way both teams are currently playing, it’s possible that Peterson and the Redskins could actually face off against Minnesota in the postseason this year.
The former Vikings running back recently talked about what it would be like to face his old team in the playoffs if that did indeed end up happening.
"“Oh man, it would be exciting. I can definitely say that. It would definitely be an exciting matchup. A lot of those guys that’s there still, I played with those guys before. It’s a great organization. Hopefully, it would be at home here, so (we can) get those guys out here in the chilly weather outside. But it would be fun to knock them out of the playoffs.”"
A playoff matchup between Minnesota and Washington would certainly be one full of storylines. In addition to Peterson facing his old team, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins would also be going up against his former team in the Redskins.
For now though, both squads are doing their best to stay alive in what is already a brutal NFC postseason race. Minnesota (5-3-1) and Washington (5-3) are two of nine teams in the conference that currently have a .500 record or better
If the Vikings do actually end up taking on Peterson and the Redskins in the playoffs this season, the running back should be hoping that his performance doesn’t resemble the last time he faced the team that drafted him when he gained a total of just 18 yards.