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Juicy matchup in NFL's opening week: Saints at Vikings

September 11, 2017 - 1:04 pm

AP Pro Football Writer

(AP) -- The prime-time spotlight will shine on Adrian Peterson's return to Minneapolis. He's not even the top RB in the Big Easy, with Mark Ingram holding that role. But Peterson will be the focal point against a Minnesota defense that needs more consistency.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer got testy when asked about Peterson.

"I'm just going to talk about my players," Zimmer said. When asked if Peterson will have a chip on his shoulder, Zimmer responded: "I hope we have a chip on our shoulder. This game isn't about Adrian Peterson. It's about the Vikings and the Saints. They've got a lot of great offensive weapons and he's a great player, but this game isn't about Adrian Peterson."

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