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Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson - #28 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 217 lbs.
Birthday 03/21/1985
Birthplace Palestine, TX
College Oklahoma
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 7th pick by Vikings

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
348 2097 12

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Favre says he'll play out rest of season

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Brett Favre might have re-evaluated things, but he's not quitting on the Vikings. Favre said Wednesday that he will play the remainder of the season if he is able to.

Vikings place OG Herrera on IR, sign OT Brown

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The Vikings have added OT Patrick Brown to the active roster and placed OG Anthony Herrera on injured reserve.

Vikings rookie report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week 11 loss to the Packers.

2011 NFC North free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 9:23 a.m. ET
If WR Sidney Rice hits the free-agent market in March, how hard will the Vikings try to re-sign him? Here is our exclusive team-by-team list of NFC North players likely to become free agents in March.

Vikings-Redskins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
Check out this key matchup in Sunday's game between the Vikings and Redskins at FedEx Field in Week 12.

Week 11: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Each week we examine whether Vikings QB Brett Favre, who is being paid more than $1 million per game this season, earned his paycheck. Let's take a look at the Week 11 loss to the Packers.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 11

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 31-3 loss to the Packers.

Vikings They Said It: Players' responses to Childress, Frazier

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Here is a collection of quotes distributed by the Vikings' P.R. staff following the dismissal of head coach Brad Childress and the hiring of interim head coach Leslie Frazier.

Why Childress didn't work out

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Brad Childress coached his way in Minnesota, which had a lot of positive results. But in one year, everything came crashing down.

Rice shows promise in 2010 debut

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
There was some doubt as to whether Sidney Rice would make any contribution this season, but now it looks like he could be an impact player down the stretch.

Vikings fire Childress; hire Frazier in interim

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Monday morning that they have fired head coach Brad Childress and promoted defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier to interim head coach.

Vikings' players of the week: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
The Vikings’ offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 31-3 throttling by the Packers in Week 11.

Packers rout Vikings 31-3

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw for 301 yards with three of his four touchdown passes to Greg Jennings, besting Brett Favre and Minnesota for the second time this season and sending the Packers to a 31-3 victory over the skidding Vikings on ...

League turning to forensics in Favre investigation

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The NFL is reportedly conducting high-tech forensic work to trace transmissions of photos or messages sent between Favre and former Jets employee Jenn Sterger.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Feb. 07, 2013
Peterson had surgery for a sports hernia on Thursday. The Vikings made the announcement on their website and say they "expect a speedy recovery with no long-term concerns." Peterson had the procedure in Philadelphia.||||||| Peterson, who also was named offensive player of the year after returning from a torn ACL to rush for 2,097 yards, was bothered by an abdominal injury for the last month of the season. He sat out the fourth quarter against Houston in December, which may have kept him from breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record.
Posted Feb. 02, 2013
Peterson's sensational season following major knee surgery has earned him The Associated Press 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player Award.||||||| Earlier Saturday, Peterson won Offensive Player of the Year. The Minnesota Vikings running back finished with 2,019 yards, a mere 9 yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson's rushing record. Peterson beat out Peyton Manning, who in his first season as Denver's quarterback contended for a fifth MVP trophy. Manning's four are a record. Peterson received 30 1-2 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. Manning got the other 19 1-2 votes.
Posted Jan. 12, 2013
Peterson was an unanimous choice for The Associated Press All-Pro team announced Saturday.||||||| Peterson, who came within 9 yards of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record, is a three-time All-Pro.
Posted Jan. 07, 2013
Peterson isn't about to let up after his awe-inspiring season for the Minnesota Vikings. After rushing for 2,097 yards and nearly breaking the NFL record just one year after reconstructive surgery on his left knee, Peterson is planning on a similarly intense offseason regimen.||||||| Peterson said Monday as the Vikings cleared out their lockers that he wants to get as many teammates as he can to join him for his workouts. The Vikings lost in Green Bay to the Packers in the NFC playoffs on Saturday to finish 10-7, a seven-win improvement from last year. Peterson said he'll take some time to rest his body, but not much. He said his rehabilitation program showed him the benefit of starting preseason training early.
Posted Jan. 06, 2013
Peterson was held to 99 yards in Saturday's playoff loss - an improvement after gaining 199 and 210 in the first two games against Green Bay.||||||| It was only the second time in the last 11 games that he was held below 100 yards.

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