Vikings' Adrian Peterson vows to stay patient after difficult start to season

Last Updated: 25/09/13 5:08pm

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Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson believes his patience will be rewarded ahead of Sunday's clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley.

Last year's NFL Most Valuable Player, Peterson has struggled so far this season, seeing his yards per carry drop from 6.0 in 2012 to 4.1 through three games in 2013.

Most of this drop has been attributed to fewer long runs (over 50 yards). Speaking about this drop, Peterson alluded to stacked boxes - opposing teams have brought extra men down towards the line of scrimmage to stop him.

Peterson admitted that "You're gonna have some games like that when it's tough sledding, it's not something I'm not used to," but stressed that patience is key.

"I've just got to stay patient and make every swing count and eventually you know things will open up."

The Steelers have been uncharacteristically weak this year against the run and Peterson feels that after watching film he has left some big plays on the field, and if he continues "going full speed... those big runs will come."

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