Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has said he is glad he stayed put during the offseason and patched things up with the franchise.
Peterson has been one of the best rushers in the NFL for many years. So far this season, he has tallied up 372 yards and three touchdowns from 75 carries. Before his team's bye in week five, he was the league's leading rusher this season.
In a recent interview, he has admitted that this might have occurred because he didn't change cities, unlike current Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray, who was the leading rusher in the league last season for the Dallas Cowboys, but changed teams during the offseason.
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He said, according to ESPN: "It feels good to be back here in Minnesota, especially around my teammates -- guys I've been playing with since I stepped into this building. That's what I'm enjoying the most.
"It's unfortunate when you get guys like DeMarco Murray, who leaves Dallas, and they're in single-back, I-formation. And now you go to Philadelphia, and it's not that. So that right there, itself, can change things."
Murray is a shadow of his former self at the Eagles, having only tallied up 130 yards and two touchdowns from 49 carries, averaging 2.7 yards-per-carry. Last season with the Cowboys, he averaged 4.7 yards-per-carry. He will be looking to change this against the New York Giants on Monday night.
Peterson's good trend has an opportunity to continue this weekend, as the Vikings face a Kansas City Chiefs defense that has been poor overall so far this season.