2. Adrian Peterson takes his 0-3 record vs. the Vikings into Week 17
For starters, “RB Wins” are not a real thing — at all. But as a team success rate, squads that Adrian Peterson has played with since his Minnesota exodus have yet to topple the Minnesota Vikings.
In 2017 — during his first-ever game as a non-Viking — Peterson donned a Saints uniform inside U.S. Bank Stadium. The Saints were crushed on Monday Night Football. Two years later, Peterson lived on the Washington Football Team’s roster and lost to the Vikings on Thursday Night Football. And then this season Minnesota already bested Detroit in Week 9.
So, the sure-fire Hall of Famer with purple blood is winless versus the team that drafted him. He will get another crack at the Vikings this Sunday.
Peterson has stated several times he wants to play in the NFL until he is 40 years of age or so. If that is merely best-laid-plans type of talk, this game against Minnesota could conceivably be the last game of his remarkable career.
The possibility that it could be versus the Vikings in poetry in real-life motion.