The Facts: If Peterson truly has his sights set on 2,500 rushing yards this season, HC Mike Zimmer made it clear Sunday that workload won't be an issue. "As much as he can take, and as much as he can handle in all the things that we're doing," Zimmer said. "Obviously, we're going to have to spell him at times like you do a lot of guys. But we get down on the goal line, and we're probably not pulling him out, you know? He's our best player, and we're going to continue to use him."
Diehards Line: It's no surprise that Zimmer wants Peterson on the field. He's not only the most impressive running back of his generation, but also the most dominant offensive talent in franchise history. The Vikings will shell out $26 million over the next two years for the opportunity to saddle up their workhorse. After sitting out 15 games last season and training with a monster-sized chip on his shoulder the past few months, Peterson's legs should be up to the job.