After the game, Peterson didn't complain about the thin workload, but he did point out the difference between this year's offense and the one that helped Minnesota get to the playoffs one season ago.
Peterson averaged just 2.1 yards per carry on a night he called "tough sledding" behind a line that couldn't blast holes.
"We just really couldn't get anything established up front, and that's where everything starts. We're just kind of out of whack," Peterson said. "(The Giants) were bringing some stunts and a lot of movement up front. Nothing we haven't seen before, but it kind of put us in an uncomfortable position and we just struggled with that all night."