GREEN BAY, Wis. -- We'll have to wait until after the game to find out if Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson realized he was squared up with Packers cornerback Al Harris on the first play of the Vikings' second possession Monday night. Intentional or not, Peterson exacted a bit of revenge.
Peterson turned the left corner and saw Harris waiting for him at the Vikings' 41-yard line. Lowering his right shoulder, Peterson ran over Harris and left the Packers cornerback on his back while finishing an 11-yard run.
Last season at Lambeau Field, of course, Harris' low tackle left Peterson with a torn lateral collateral ligament. Peterson missed two games amid rumors that Packers had created an informal pot of cash to distribute if Peterson finished the game with less than 100 yards.
Early in tonight's game, Peterson is running like a man who won't be denied 100 yards. He followed the crushing blow on Harris with a 34-yard run to the right side. Peterson, in fact, single-handedly set up the Vikings for the first score of the game, a 37-yard Ryan Longwell field goal with 13 minutes, 35 seconds remaining in the second quarter.
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