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Though it’s been a year since Adrian Peterson has played in the NFL, expectations for the Minnesota Vikings rose based on his return.  Unfortunately things didn’t go so well during their season opener.

Peterson carried just 10 times for 31 yards in the Vikings’ 20-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night, as a grinding 49ers offense kept the Vikings off the field and Minnesota’s makeshift offensive line created little room for Peterson to run.

“It felt good to get out there, play some football, take some hits,” Peterson said. “But [it was] definitely embarrassing to perform the way we did.”

Peterson, 30, didn’t touch the ball until the second drive of the game, as the Vikings threw on their first three plays.

Asked whether he thought he’d get the ball on the first series, Peterson said, “I don’t know. I assumed at least one carry.

“I don’t question Coach Turner,” he said, referring to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. “He’s been doing it for a long time. I trust him. I got the ball a couple of times in the second series. It is what it is.”


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