Updated: August 21st, 2013 9:20am
Adrian Peterson, in an interview with Peter King, states a lofty goal

Adrian Peterson, in an interview with Peter King, states a lofty goal

by Derek Wetmore
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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to play his first reps of the preseason this week, and recently he sat down with Peter King of MMQB.com.

King's Q&A features 10 brief points from an interview with Peterson, and many focus on Peterson's season and career goals.

"I think 2,500 rushing yards is a goal. I'll always try to push myself," Peterson told King. "I think it's realistic, and it can happen without a team just focusing on the run."

The running back, who is already firmly among the all-time greats, doesn't pull any punches when talking about his ambitions.

"I think I'd by lying if I said I didn't want the all-time record for rushing in a season. I do. I will break it eventually. I'll be able to get that, without a problem," Peterson said.

The 28-year old also comments on Emmitt Smith's all-time rushing record, which, King notes, is still 9.507 away. Peterson says he can get it, but he doesn't make an outright declaration that he will break it.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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