Peterson’s 18 rushing yards also tie the third-lowest total of his career.
The seven-time Pro Bowler needed to make some adjustments off the field as well. Peterson was caught by the broadcast apparently yelling at Saints head coach Sean Payton, finally getting his attention after several attempts.
Peterson received a warm greeting from the Vikings’ fan base during the initial stages of the game, rushing for nine yards on the first play from scrimmage. It was downhill from there, however, as Peterson and the Saints sputtered to a 29-19 loss.