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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 MVP Meter: Week 16

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
Let's see how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 24-14 win over the Eagles on Tuesday night.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at a key matchup as the Vikings get set to take on the Lions in Detroit in the final game of the 2010 season.

Favre still doubtful, Peterson should play

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
Even with an extra two days, Brett Favre likely will not play on Tuesday night against the Eagles.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 15

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
Let's see how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 40-14 loss to the Vikings Monday night.

60-second rant: First-round bye in sight for Bears

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
The No. 2 seed in the NFC is far from locked up and the Bears' toughest stretch of games may still be ahead of them.

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
The snow, a stadium and playing-surface controversy, Brett Favre playing ... "Monday Night Football" has gotten a little more interesting in the past week.

Favre active, Peterson inactive vs. Bears

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Fave has been elevated to the 45-man game-day roster against the Bears on Monday, but RB Adrian Peterson will not play.

Webb to start for Vikings

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Saturday that QB Brett Favre has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Bears and rookie Joe Webb will get his first start.

Ten most intriguing players of Week 15

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 7:33 p.m. ET
Based on last Monday's performance, and considering the Vikings' QB issues, Pat Fitzmaurice is not confident in Adrian Peterson being able to carry the load for his owners in the fantasy football playoffs.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
With an uncertain situation at quarterback, the Vikings will be relying heavily on their offensive line and backs to keep the chains moving against the Bears.

Vikings' free agents-to-be make cases

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
RB Adrian Peterson and WR Sidney Rice remain the team's top two priorities for long-term deals, but the Vikings are still considering their other key free agents.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch when the Giants and Vikings meet Sunday at the Metrodome.

Vikings fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at the Vikings' fantasy prospects as they get set to face the Giants on Sunday.

Vikings MVP Meter: Week 13

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Let's see how the Vikings' team MVP candidates for the season shape up following their 38-14 win over the Bills.

Vikings-Bills prediction

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
The Vikings have to know based on the tape they have watched all week that this is a tough Bills team, but the Vikings will prevail.

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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