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Peterson claims he's not asking for extra carries

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The Minnesota Vikings are currently 2-1 and are a vast improvement on what we saw from them last season.

There are several different opinions on why the Vikings have improved so much this year, but almost everyone will bring it back to the return of Adrian Peterson.

Like a new star

Peterson was missing from the Vikings last year and his return has been like a brand new first overall pick runningback joining the team.


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He didn't light the league up in his return game against the San Francisco 49ers but in the Vikings wins over the San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions, he has certainly been the star.

His turn around in the last two games which has seen him become the leading rusher in the NFL once again has led to many people asking one big question.

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Some feel that Peterson's return to the line-up has led to him putting pressure on Minnesota offensive co-ordinator Norv Turner to get him the ball more often.

Not only to give him more hand-offs, but also to get the ball to him in the formations that he wants as oppose to what Turner may want to run.

Well the man himself has spoken out about the how the play calls are working on the Minnesota sideline.

"[Turner]'s been doing it a long time. He's a legend. He's made some good adjustments. I can't tell him what to do. He's been doing it a lot longer than me." - Peterson on the play calling in Minnesota

Clearly trying to distance himself from the rumours that he may running the offense, Peterson does offer up high praise for his offensive co-ordinator.

Things are certainly going well for the Vikings but we all know how easily things can change in the NFL, particularly with a difficult match-up in week four.

A trip to Mile High

This weekend, Peterson and the Vikings will travel to the Denver Broncos to try and get a win from one of the AFC's 3-0 teams.

The Broncos defense has been nothing short of impressive this year and will provide a very stern test to the Vikings passing game.

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