Adrian Peterson knows the Saints will be trying to make him fumble Thursday. The Vikings running back said he welcomes the challenge.
"I look forward for guys to try and tackle me and tackle the ball," he said. "They might not be on the field too long if they continue to do that."
Peterson expressed confidence that he has discovered the answer to his issues. "I found out at times by studying myself that when I'm going down, I kind of brace myself with the hand that I'm carrying the ball in and that's leaving opportunities for those guys that are in there scraping and punching for that ball, gives those guys opportunities to make big plays," he said. "I'm a pretty tough guy, so I just [need to] keep the ball high and just fall down. It is instincts, but when that becomes a problem you're able to sit there and say, 'Hey, I've got to eliminate doing this.'"
This is good news (assuming it works) for fantasy leagues that penalize for fumbles.