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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

Week 10: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 4:41 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 10 loss to the Bears.

Peterson ticketed for speeding

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was ticketed for speeding on Monday for driving 53 mph in a 35-mph zone near the team's practice facility.

Not time to sit Favre, fire Childress

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
The hot seat under Brad Childress has not cooled, nor has talk that QB Brett Favre should step aside, but that time is not here. Not quite yet.

Vikings' players of the week

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 2:50 a.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week in their 27-13 loss to the Bears in Week 10

Favre played with shoulder injury

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 9:18 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre struggled vs. the Bears in Week 10 and told ESPN that his right shoulder is in serious pain.

Hard to believe Vikings aren't dead

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
At 3-6 now, the signs point to the Vikings' circus ending unhappily ever after, and it might happen without their current ringleader after a certain point very soon.

Childress: Berrian tweaked hamstring in pregame

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress said WR Bernard Berrian, who was active for Sunday's game but did not play, told the coaches he could not go after the pregame stretching.

Cutler outplays Favre in Bears victory

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler had 237 yards and three touchdown passes, Devin Hester had two big returns and the Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-13 on Sunday to tie Green Bay for the NFC North lead.

Rice out, Harvin in for Vikings

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Sidney Rice has not been activated from the PUP list and will not play Sunday against the Bears at Soldier Field.

Vikings flashback: Week 10

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
Here's a look back at some of the Vikings' recent Week 10 contests.

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm says the Bears will eek out a close win Sunday vs. the rival Vikings.

Vikings' Rice out for Week 10

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
Sidney Rice will not be active for the Vikings' Week 10 game vs. the Bears, as the wide receiver has opted to sit out another game to allow his hip more time to heal.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Coming off a season-high 2½-sack performance against the Cardinals in Week Nine, some observers are wondering if Jared Allen is finally back on track.

Vikings list WRs Harvin, Rice as questionable

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin returned to practice Friday but is not expected to play Sunday vs. the Bears.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' fantasy forecast for the Week 10 contest against the Bears in Chicago.

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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