Peterson is intent on proving his naysayers wrong, most notably Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter, who compared the running back's decline to a baby's diaper in August.
Coming off a 24-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, where he rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 70 yards, Peterson dismissed Carter's evaluation.
"I don't know what it is with him," Peterson said, via Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. "I have no clue, I can't pinpoint and put my hand on one thing. We played different positions. ... I don't know what it is. I haven't wrapped my mind around it but at the end of the day, he's one person and I just try to block him out ... it is what it is. It was just more personal because he actually played for the Vikings for a long time, and through a lot of those situations I've been through that he commented on he could've reached out and got some intel that's not known to the public to base his opinion on and not just go off of the face value of things ..."
The 33-year-old running back is intent on using his legendary handshake to get back at Carter.
"I'm definitely gonna try to crush his hand," Peterson said of their next encounter.