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scoggins: peterson gets chilly reception from vikings fans, defense

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scoggins: peterson gets chilly reception from vikings fans, defense

adrian peterson was booed loudly on his first carry monday night. he saw the field for only nine plays total. and tv cameras caught what looked like a heated exchange between him and his new head coach on the sideline.welcome back, adrian!if peterson expected a fairy tale return to minnesota, the ugliness of a 29-19 throttling by his former employer turned his homecoming into an episode of “twilight zone.”peterson looked out-of-place wearing a different nfl uniform after 10 seasons in vikings purple, and his debut with the new orleans saints couldn’t have gone much worse.peterson rushed for 18 harmless yards on six carries. asked afterward to evaluate his performance, peterson’s measured words spoke volumes. carlos gonzalez • cgonzalez@startribune.com off the field, things were, well, more friendly, as when the vikings’ xavier rhodes, left, offered a very personal postgame greeting. “i think it was nine snaps,” he said. “there’s not too much to evaluate.”oh, but there is, starting with his sideline exchange with saints coach sean payton early in the second half.tv cameras caught peterson saying something terse to payton, who turned and responded. peterson glared at his coach as he walked away.what was that all about?“we’ll keep that confidential,” peterson said.pushed on the subject, peterson initially acted coy.“i don’t know what [video] clip you’re talking about,” he said.peterson indicated that, at some point, he suggest...