Adrian Peterson wished the work. And the Cardinals are glad to oblige. Whether he’s in a position to stick with it stays to be seen.
But the 32-year-old working again was grateful for the chance to set a brand new document.
Peterson carried the ball a career-high 37 occasions for 159 yards, because the Cardinals beat the 49ers 20-10.
“It felt good to get in there, get in the groove and keep pounding the rock,” Peterson stated, through Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. “I kind of felt like I was getting up there in the 30s, but I felt good, felt fresh, and the guys were doing a great job up front. It was like, ‘Whatever it takes to get this ‘W.’ ”
Now the problem might be repeating it, on a brief week, since they play the Seahawks Thursday night time.
But within the absence of quarterback Carson Palmer, the Cardinals are prepared to lean on Peterson, and provides him the ball as a lot as potential.
“Ball’s not very heavy,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians joked.
“He’s in unbelievable shape,” Arians added. “We’ll see how he feels Monday or Tuesday. I wish we had a full week. Obviously, we won’t be able to feed him that many times on Thursday night.”
Arians provided him just a few snaps off, and Peterson took him up on it simply as soon as. But the truth for the Cardinals to have an opportunity in opposition to good groups, they’re going to wish his capability to run constantly so Drew Stanton can throw play-action pbades with confidence.