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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

Harvin misses practice with another migraine

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress said WR-KR Percy Harvin was not at the team's Winter Park, Minn., facility as he is dealing with another bout of migraine headaches.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 3:15 a.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week Nine win over the Cardinals in overtime.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
It's Israel Idonije, not Julius Peppers, who is leading the Bears in sacks with five, and he should face the banged-up Phil Loadholt one-on-one in pass-rush situations consistently on Sunday.

Week Nine: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 5:45 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 Nine win over the Cardinals.

Former Packer Harris clears waivers

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Former Packers CB Al Harris has cleared waivers and can sign with any team.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 27-24 overtime win over the Cardinals.

Childress: Vikings will look at CB Harris

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress said Monday he anticipates looking at tape at CB Al Harris, who was just cut by the Packers.

Favre proves the tank isn’t empty yet

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Just when it looked like this would be a lost fantasy season for Brett Favre, he went out and proved everybody wrong yet again.

Vikings They Said It: Postgame version, Week Nine

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
Here are some assorted quotes from Sunday's comeback win in OT over the Cardinals in Week Nine.

Vikings' players of the week: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week in their 27-24 comeback win over the Cardinals in Week Nine.

Favre rallies Vikings over Cardinals in OT

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Brett Favre rallied the Vikings from 14 points down to tie it with 27 seconds to play, then drove them into position for Ryan Longwell's 35-yard game-winning field goal for a 27-24 overtime victory over the Arizona Cardinals on ...

Vikings-Cardinals prediction

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm thinks the Vikings will somehow scratch out a win Sunday against the Cardinals.

Report: Harvin, Childress argue at Vikings practice

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that head coach Brad Childress and WR Percy Harvin were in a "heated argument" following practice on Friday after Childress questioned the receiver's effort.

Three-and-out with Vikings play-by-play announcer Paul Allen

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly asked Vikings play-by-play announcer Paul Allen three questions in the way of the Randy Moss mess.    

Moss told owner to fire Childress

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Randy Moss told Vikings owner Ziggy Wilf that Brad Childress wasn't a good coach and should be fired, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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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