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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-Packers prediction

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
The Packers will play clean ball in terms of turnovers and penalties and edge the Vikings late.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Brett Favre tends to rise up in big games, or at least what he perceives to be big moments.

Packers-Vikings prediction

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 11 Vikings-Packers rematch.

Vikings activate Rice

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Vikings have activated WR Sidney Rice to their 53-man roster, making him eligible to play tomorrow vs. the Packers.

Vikings WR Rice says he will play Sunday

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Sidney Rice told ESPN's Ed Werder that he will play in Sunday's game against the Packers.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm examines a key matchup leading up to Sunday's Vikings-Packers game.

Vikings must consider Rice's inactivity long term

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Vikings have one eye on 2011, and they must make some critical decisions regarding the future of their roster this coming offseason.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
Here is a collection of some of what Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and special-teams coordinator Brian Murphy had to say leading up to Sunday's game against the Packers.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 9:30 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 11 rematch against the Vikings.

Five questions with PFW Vikings correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 9:18 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad to discuss five hot issues surrounding the team.

Rice, Berrian didn't step up for Vikings

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Vikings WRs Sidney Rice and Bernard Berrian each chose not to play last week at Chicago. Those decisions could have cost the team any chance of making the playoffs.

Packers-Vikings Wednesday injury report

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Coming off a badly needed off week, the Packers had only eight players listed on the official Wednesday injury report in advance of their rematch against the division-rival Vikings this Sunday in Minnesota.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 11 rematch against the Vikings.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 10

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 27-13 loss to the Bears.

Packers-Vikings matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 11 game against the Vikings.

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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