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"A lot of people have this misconception that Adrian cannot catch the ball, and that's so false," Peterson said Wednesday, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "They've really never thrown it to the running backs (here). But (Brett) Favre believed in us more, and he (was) checking it down to us and getting the ball into our hand in the open field."
In the two seasons with Favre helming the offense, Peterson had 436 and 341 receiving yards, respectively. Last season, Peterson had 217 yards, and hasn't had more than 268 receiving yards in a non-Favre season.
There is no question Peterson will be the focal point of the Vikings' offense; Jennings and Patterson were brought in to take advantage of all the loaded boxes defenses throw at the running back.