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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


Att Yds TD
348 2097 12

Vikings RB Peterson carted off with ankle injury

Posted Nov. 20, 2011 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was carted off the field of the team's Week 11 game against the Raiders with a left ankle injury.

Vikings-Raiders matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Raiders game.

Vikings 60-second rant: Rebuilding starts now

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 7:38 p.m. ET
At 2-7, the Vikings must begin the rebuilding process and look forward to the future.

Vikings Players of the Week: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Here are the top performers from the Vikings' 45-7 loss to the Packers on Monday night.

Vikings-Packers prediction

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 10:25 a.m. ET
Can Christian Ponder improve on his mistakes from the first matchup and lead the Vikings to victory?

Vikings 60-second rant: Following the blueprint for victory

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings were finally able to execute their winning formula on Sunday, following Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen to victory.

Vikings players of the week: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 30, 2011 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
Which Vikings' players stepped up in their 24-21 victory over the Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. on Sunday?

Vikings-Panthers prediction

Posted Oct. 30, 2011 @ 1:54 a.m. ET
Which first-round quarterback will lead his team to victory Sunday?

Vikings-Panthers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Panthers game.

Vikings players of the week: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 12:48 a.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week from their 33-27 loss to the Packers Sunday.

Packers-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 21, 2011 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups in the Packers' Week Seven game this Sunday against the Vikings.   

Vikings stock report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Taking a look at the positives and negatives from the Vikings blowout loss to the Bears on Sunday night.

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Players without much experience are going to have to step up for the Bears to have a chance to get a win they badly need.

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 1:51 a.m. ET
Can the Vikings pull the upset or will the Bears get back on track?

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 15, 2011 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
Chicago's problems on defense are not limited to struggles vs. the run, but that potential weakness could be exposed again on Sunday.


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.