I am understanding what it's asking. Going into that year, yes I thought we'd win it all. Like I said, I do every year. We weren't 2-14 at that point... Didn't take very long for that to change though.
It's a little on the early side for his return. If I were to guess right now I'd say he doesn't play against us. It's certainly a possibility but I think it's more likely that he's out for that game. And if he's out we shut their offense out. (JJ Watt has about a 50/50 chance of getting a defensive TD though...)
Round 1 (25) Shaq Thompson, OLB, Washington - ARound 2 (41) Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan - ARound 4 (102) Daryl Williams, OG, Oklahoma - ARound 5 (169) David Mayo, LB, Texas State - ARound 5 (174) Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Auburn - A Anything else is just Panther hate.
The NFL wouldn't have a choice, they don't choose the winners. If Peterson breaks the record you couldn't justify not giving him MVP and Comeback Player. Unless another player demolishes some other record(s), but I don't see that happening.