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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

Patriots-Vikings prediction

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Brett Favre's ankle has taken attention away from Randy Moss' return to New England in this highly anticipated matchup. PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain believes the well-rounded, confident Patriots have the advantage.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Flashback: Vikings' recent Week Seven games

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Vikings' Week Seven contests each of the last five seasons.

Vikings struggling to settle on Peterson's backup

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson is running toward yet another fine season, but his backups have not seized their opportunity to make their mark yet.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Six

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
It's time to look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates shape up.

Packers-Vikings matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups in advance of the Week Seven Packers-Vikings game at Lambeau Field Sunday evening.

Vikings-Cowboys matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Here's a look at another key matchup in Sunday's Cowboys-Vikings game.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Six

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Vikings' MVP candidates through four games.

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 9:52 p.m. ET
Although Ben Roethlisberger's 2010 debut is still two weeks away, Pat Fitzmaurice examines the fantasy implications of his return for Big Ben and his skill-position teammates.

Five questions with Vikings correspondent Judd Zulgad

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly hits up Vikings beat writer Judd Zulgad for all the latest happenings each week with the team.

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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