Adrian Peterson had set a goal of rushing for 2500 yards this year. To do that he'll now need to average about 200 yards per game the rest of the season.

Obviously that's not going to happen. For now the Vikings running back is just looking for something positive.

Peterson gained just 28 yards on 13 carries in Monday's 23-7 loss to the New York Giants. He's run for 511 yards this season in six games well behind the pace he set last year when he gained 2097 yards the second-highest total in NFL history.

"Just keep pressing man'' Peterson said about what he can do to get his game back to where he knows it should me. "That's all I can do is just keep practicing hard. Just try to clean up. Keep swinging. That's all I can do.''

Peterson missed practice last Wednesday to attend the funeral of his 2-year-old son who died Oct. 11. He then missed practice Friday due to a right hamstring issue.

Peterson said the situation with his son was not a factor Monday and he "came in focused.'' He did admit though that his hamstring was "tight at times'' against the Giants.

"It was definitely tough sledding'' Peterson said of Monday's loss. "We were just kind of out of whack. Those guys were bringing some stunts doing a lot of movement up front. Nothing we haven't seen before but it kind of put us in an uncomfortable position and we struggled with that all night.''