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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-Cardinals matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game

Childress could use a win to smooth waters

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 8:05 p.m. ET
Each week we focus on a Vikings player or coach who is in the spotlight. Heading into Sunday's game against the Cardinals, it's head coach Brad Childress.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week Eight loss to the Patriots in New England.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Here are quotes from Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, special-teams coordinator Brian Murphy and RB Adrian Peterson, transcribed by the Vikings' P.R. staff.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to check out in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game.

Five questions with Vikings beat writer and PFW correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up PFW correspondent and Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad on five hot issues surrounding the team.

Titans awarded WR Moss on waivers

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Titans were awarded former Vikings WR Randy Moss on waivers Wednesday, the team confirmed.

Favre surprised by Moss release but ready to move on

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre said he was surprised to learn that the team had waived WR Randy Moss but that he and the rest of the team now must pick up the pieces and move on.

Vikings activate WR Rice from PUP list

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress announced Wednesday that WR Sidney Rice has been activated from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates shape up following their 28-18 loss at New England.

Week Eight: Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 5:14 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 Eight loss to the Patriots.

Report: Moss' behavior led to his release

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
Randy Moss recently embarrassed himself and his former team with some boorish behavior at a team function, which might have led to the Vikings releasing him, Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver is reporting.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup heading into Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game in Minnesota.

Childress releases statement about Moss

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
Right at the start of the Monday night game between the Colts and Texans, Vikings head coach Brad Childress released a statement regarding the impending release of WR Randy Moss.

Where is Randy Moss headed next?

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
With Randy Moss likely headed out of Minnesota, talk has immediately turned to where he will play next. We've sifted through the NFL's roster of teams and offer some thoughts on which uniform Moss will be wearing come ...

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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