Peterson: Vikings can win Super Bowl


Veteran running back Adrian Peterson is bullish about his team's chances in 2016, believing the Minnesota Vikings can contend for the Super Bowl.

The Vikings returned to the NFL play-offs for the first time in three years last season, losing to the Seattle Seahawks in their wildcard matchup.

Minnesota ended the regular season with an 11-5 win-loss record.

But Peterson thinks the Vikings - who open the season at the Tennessee Titans on September 11 - are ahead of schedule in their development as they bid to win a maiden Super Bowl.

"We are going to have a good chance to win it this year--win everything," Peterson told

"Sit back and watch. Sit back and watch. You can be like, 'I thought you guys were at least a couple of years away.' Nope. You sit back and watch, this year."

Peterson will once again be key to the Vikings' chances of success in 2016, after the 31-year-old won the NFL rushing title last season.

The seven-time Pro Bowl RB tallied 1,485 yards to take his career total to 11,675.

And Peterson has no plans to slow down anytime soon, with the 2012 MVP adding: "I honestly think I can do this, and do it at a high level, until I'm 40."

"I can, but will I? Honestly, I don't think I will. Mentally, I don't know," he continued.

"Once I get to 38, I don't think I'll have the same love of the game. Sometimes I get tired of training camp. I think I can endure five more [camps], but after that, I don't know."