Peterson says 300-yard rushing performance within reach

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has his eyes set on a record: his own.

Peterson told The Associated Press on Thursday that he intends to eventually top the 296-yard rushing performance he set against the San Diego Chargers in 2007, which established an NFL record for the most rushing yards in a single game.

The 26-year-old running back believes someone will eventually rush for 300 yards in a game. When asked whether it would be him, he replied, "Yes, it will."

With the Vikingsopening Sunday against the Chargers, Peterson reflected on his record-setting performance and said he could have done even better that day.

"When I look back, I missed some opportunities in the first half, but that's what it's all about. Sometimes you start fast and finish strong," Peterson said Thursday. "It's all about making the adjustments at halftime and I felt like we made some good adjustments and came out, stayed true to it and continued to pound up front, pound up front."

Peterson ran for 253 yards in the second half to best the mark set by former Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis against the Cleveland Browns in 2003.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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