It’s been nearly four years since the Pittsburgh Steelers last played the Minnesota Vikings and with Sunday meeting in London swiftly approaching, you knew it wouldn’t take long for cornerback William Gay to be asked about facing running back Adrian Peterson again.
Peterson steamrolled Gay after catching a short pass over the middle from then-quarterback Brett Favre late in the fourth quarter the last time the two teams played and the Steelers cornerback referenced the play on Wednesday when talking about the Vikings running back.
“He is a physical guy,” said Gay in an interview on steelers.com. “I’ve known that since 2009 when he ran me over. The mental part, he runs the ball the same way every play. If he rushes 20 -30 times, every time is going to be hard.
“You have to stop the run. He is just a superstar.”
The Steelers leave for London on Thursday and you can bet he will have to talk about that play a few more times before the game starts. In case you forgot the play in question, below are three animated gifs of it from different angles.