Peterson added a third touchdown in his passing game. Peterson started his season off on the right note, with a 78-yard touchdown on his first carry.
"I told two guys earlier this week (I was going to score), and when they came to the sideline, they were like, 'I can't believe it happened,'" Peterson said. "It was cool. I wish we could have gotten a couple more of those."
In the second half, Peterson did not get many carries, but he contributed in the passing game, getting four catches for 18 yards and a touchdown. His third quarter touchdown catch was the Vikings' final score, as they went on to lose 34-24.
Peterson said he wants to get 2,500 rushing yards this season, but whether or not he reaches that benchmark, he will likely continue to serve as a Vikings star the rest of the season.
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