We didn't think the Vikings had a December run like this in them. After falling to 6-6, the Vikings beat the Chicago Bears, won easily in St. Louis and just throttled the AFC's top team. The Texans rushed for just 36 yards on the day and lost Arian Foster to an illness during the game. Houston gained just 187 yards in total offense.
Peterson now has an uphill battle to break Eric Dickerson's NFL single-season rushing record. He needs 208 yards in Week 17 to break the record and 102 to pass 2,000 yards.
We wouldn't discount anything when it comes to Peterson, but he has bigger things to worry about next week. The Vikings (still) are fighting for a playoff spot.