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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

Three and out with Vikings LB Chad Greenway

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
This week, PFW goes three and out with Vikings LB Chad Greenway, who gives his take on the big game against the Patriots on Sunday.

Three-and-out with Patriots DL Mike Wright

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
For this week's "Three-and-out," we go behind enemy lines to see what Patriots DL Mike Wright thinks about the Vikings' offense heading into Sunday's game.

Vikings-Patriots matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game in Foxborough.

Vikings' fantasy focus: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' players' fantasy potential heading into Week Eight's game against the Patriots.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
Here are some selected quotes from Vikings coaches and players leading up to Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Bevell would be surprised if Favre doesn't play

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he would be surprised if QB Brett Favre doesn't play Sunday.

Favre briefly out of walking boot; Sunday status up in the air

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Favre didn't have a regularly scheduled media session Thursday, but he did stop briefly to say that anything was possible when it came to playing Sunday.

Patriots-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
Games are won in the trenches, and the Patriots-Vikings game features a battle between two veterans on the edge.

Randy who? Moss not sneaking into Foxborough

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week it's Vikings WR Randy Moss.

Vikings-Patriots matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 6:19 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to follow in Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game in New England.

Favre said he won't rule himself out Sunday

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
It appears that Vikings head coach Brad Childress will have to make the final call on QB Brett Favre playing Sunday against the Patriots.

Childress clarifies 'Spygate' comments

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress explained his comments from Tuesday, when he called the Patriots the "greatest sign-stealing team" he had seen.

Vikings' rookie report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Vikings' rookies fared in the Week Seven loss to the Packers in Green Bay.

Childress fined for comments on officiating

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
The league fined Vikings head coach Brad Childress $35,000 on Tuesday for violating NFL policies that prohibit public criticism of officiating.

Childress: Favre won't practice Wednesday

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
In a conference call with Patriots media, Vikings head coach Brad Childress indicated that QB Brett Favre wouldn't practice on Wednesday.

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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