That didn't happen.
Sunday was no different.
Peterson finished with 27 carries for 171 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown run in which he dipped inside, bounced outside and ran away from anyone wearing Honolulu Blue.
Peterson ran with power up the middle and outran defenders on the outside. The vaunted Lions defensive line seemed to tire as Peterson had giant lanes to run through in the fourth quarter. The "Silver Crush" were flat-out pushed around as the game wore on.
This has been said repeatedly, but we'll say it again. Peterson is a freak of nature and his knee surgeon should received an expensive Christmas gift from this famous patient.
Peterson became the first running back to reach 1,000 yards in 2012 and Sunday was his 31st career 100-yard rushing game.