After the record was snapped, the party was on in New Orleans: The game was stopped as Saints players celebrated with Brees at midfield and his family came on the field.
However, Peterson said after the defeat that he suffered a dislocated shoulder near the end of the first half.
"And so I'm still very focused on that", Brees said. It was just a situation where it was sore.
"Just so grateful for the opportunity to play this game and to have played it so long and to have the teammates that I have, and the New Orleans Saints organization, and this great city and this great fan base". "I got back in there".
Third-down back Chris Thompson was also banged up during the Saints loss, suffering a rib injury. Regardless of what Tuesday's MRI reveals, it wasn't the sort of homecoming Peterson anticipated.
The Saints (4-1) now have won four consecutive games and get a week of rest before they head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens.
Peterson carried four times for six yards and caught two passes for 36 yards in Monday's defeat. He did not touch the ball in the second half.
"It's a blessing both plays wasn't anything that put me on IR", Peterson said.