Peterson Says He’ll Go for 2,000 Rushing in 2008

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Taking some time out to talk at the Pro Bowl, running back Adrian Peterson is putting himself out there – declaring that in 2008, he’ll rush for 2,000 yards. At least. Peterson says that he is thinking big in 08, and that he’ll have a big season for the purple. “Oh, yeah, I set my bar high,” he said this week. “That’s definitely where I’d like to start.” Peterson says that being 100 percent healthy is one other big goal, as he missed some time this past season with a bum knee suffered in a loss to the Packers in November. “I wasn’t fully healthy,” he acknowledged. “But I don’t want to make excuses.”

Peterson did overall have a big rookie season – rushing for 1,341 yards, second overall in the league to LaDainian Tomlinson. Look for Peterson to get close to reaching his goal in 2008, and for the Vikings to reap the benefits with a trip to the playoffs for the first time in a few years.

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