Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams had to wait a few years, but he finally owns Bedlam bragging rights over teammate Adrian Peterson.
For the first time since they became teammates in Minnesota, the Cowboys defeated the Sooners. After OSU's lopsided win last season, did Williams remind his teammate about the final score?
“I never really got to play against him (in college). If I had played against him there might be more feelings involved,” Williams said. “Don't get me wrong. We still give each other crap, especially after the way we handled them last year. We could have beaten them a couple of other times, too.
“All I know is we beat them my final two years at Oklahoma State. I'll never forget that catch by T.D. Bryant (a key play in OSU's 16-13 upset in Norman in 2001) and Rashaun (Woods) going off on them the next year.”
Bragging rights are part of NFL locker camaraderie, but Williams is one of Peterson's biggest fans.
The looming question is whether Peterson will remain one of the league's top running backs after undergoing surgery on his left knee to repair a torn ACL.
Peterson is currently on the Vikings' physically unable to perform list, but he wants to play in a preseason game. His primary goal is to be ready for the Sept. 9 opener.
“From my observations, he's coming along great,” Williams said. “I'm not a doctor or anything, but he's been looking pretty good. Knowing Adrian and his work ethic, he will do everything possible to be ready for the reason.”