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Adrian Peterson says who he thinks is the second best runningback in the NFL

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Adrian Peterson has made his return to the NFL with a big impact after he won the rushing title for the third time in his career.

Peterson rushed for 1,485 yards this season and was quite comfortably ahead of Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Doug Martin.

Shots fired?

Peterson is now preparing for a wildcard weekend clash with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday and it is a match which will pit two of the biggest names at runningback against each other.


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It looks very likely that Marshawn Lynch will be returning to the field for the Seahawks and will now go head to head against Peterson.

Ahead of the clash though, Peterson has fired a shot over at his counterpart from Seattle.

In Peterson's absence during the 2014 season, Lynch was the fourth highest rusher and made some serious inroads towards staking his claim as the best runningback in the league.

Calling Lynch probably the second best runningback in the league is a clear indication that to Peterson, there is no-one better than himself.

Lynch didn't take part in the entirety of this season, he only played in seven games and left for surgery on a sports hernia in late November.

In his absence, stars like Martin, St Louis Rams rookie Todd Gurley and Darren McFadden all had momentous seasons.

However Peterson clearly ranks Lynch above them all and only time will tell which of these two great runningbacks will progress in the play-offs, and who will go home.

Three versus Six

When the third seed Vikings welcome the sixth seed Seahawks on Sunday night, it will present some incredible match-ups that we never got to see during the season.

Teddy Bridgewater vs Russell Wilson, Peterson vs Lynch and two very interesting passing games that could present a challenge to whoever the winner faces in the Divisional round.

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