NFC North teams aiming high this season

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is tackled by Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte. (USA...

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is tackled by Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte. (USA Today)

Bill Lankhof, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:35 PM ET

Adrian Peterson once ran for more than 2,000 yards in a season.

But that ain’t nuthin’ yet! He was just getting warmed up.

Or, so he hopes. This year’s Vikings’ offence, says Peterson, is the best he’s ever been a part of.

High praise for an offence that last year sometimes looked like Custer’s Last Stand.

Bloody. And awful.

Meantime, down the road in Green Bay, they’re talking up Eddie Lacy as the NFL’s next leading rusher.

Pair that with an aerial assault led by Aaron Rodgers and defensive coordinators around the league will be reaching for the Excedrin.

The Hut-One-Two-Three, and a cloud-of-dust offences are back in the NFL North once noted for its black-and-blue football. Lacy started his rookie season in 2013 with a plod, but finished as the eighth-ranked back in the league with 1,178 yards and 11 touchdown scampers. This year, the Packers think he can be the best back in football.


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