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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' 60-second rant: Would Tarvaris be that much worse?

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
You have to ask, more than a third of the way through a trying Vikings season, and no more trying to anyone than Brett Favre, is the alternative — Tarvaris Jackson — that much worse?

Patriots-Vikings matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week Eight game between the Patriots and Vikings:

SNF draws highest-ever ratings for Vikings-Packers

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Brett Favre's second and perhaps final visit to Lambeau Field as a visiting player drew the highest-ever ratings for NBC's "Sunday Night Football."

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 9:49 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates shape up following their 28-24 loss to the Packers in Week Seven.

Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
Brett Favre was one pass away from beating the Packers, but even if he had, his play must improve.

Favre injury wouldn’t completely damage value of Vikings receiving corps

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
If Tarvaris Jackson is forced to start for the injured Brett Favre, fantasy owners shouldn't abandon hope for all Minnesota pass catchers.

Childress: Favre has ankle injury; in walking boot

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress told reporters that QB Brett Favre has an avulsion fracture and stress fracture in his left ankle and is in a walking boot. His status for the team's Week Eight game vs. the Patriots ...

Feel the tension: Childress, Favre not together

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
All you needed to do was watch Vikings head coach Brad Childress' postgame press conference to know that he was upset with QB Brett Favre's play.

Vikings' players of the week: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:27 a.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams from their 28-24 loss in Week Seven to the Packers in Green Bay.

Favre needs to hit more singles, doubles

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:21 a.m. ET
You can understand Brett Favre wanting to hit a home run in his final at-bat at Lambeau Field, but he has to consider dialing it down a notch for the Vikings to win more.

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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