"It was a terrible feeling," Peterson said. "I kind of figured I didn't break the record. I kind of assumed maybe I was 30 to 40 (yards) away from it.
"When I heard 9 (yards), my heart just sunk into my stomach. (There were) five, six, seven plays I was impatient or made the wrong read -- I could have blew it out the water."
He intends to blow it out the water next season. Dickerson finished with 2,105 yards in 1985. Peterson wants 2,500.
"I want to try to set the ball higher than that," Peterson said. "I want to make it the 2,500 club.
"It's definitely out there. I feel like it's definitely attainable. ... Enjoy this last year because the record's going down, with ease." (NFL.com)