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Vikings’ Peterson Gets NFC Honor

Viking running back Adrian Peterson won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for this past week. He ran for 122 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Vikings in the win over Arizona Sunday. Peterson has run for 498 yards and 6 touchdowns this season in 5 games for the Vikings. he is averaging 4.5 yards per carry.

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Vikings Beat Cards For First Win

The Vikings downed the Arizona Cardinals 34-10 Sunday afternoon to earn their first win of the season at Mall of America Field. Adrian Peterson had a huge day for the Vikings with 3 first quarter touchdown runs. Peterson finished with 29 carries for 122 yards and 3 touchdowns. Donavan McNabb was 10-21 passing for 169 yards with a rushing score. Devin Aromashadu started for Bernard Berrian and had 2 catches for 81 yards. Berrian was healthy scratch.

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Chiefs Drop Vikings to 0-4

The Vikings lost 22-17 at Kansas City Sunday to drop to 0-4 on the season. Minnesota trailed 9-7 at halftime but led 10-9 early in the 2nd half. Matt Cassel threw for 260 yards and 1 touchdown and Dwayne Bowe had 5 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown.

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Peterson Back At Practice

Viking running back Adrian Peterson was back in at practice in a limited capacity Thursday with a calf injury. He's expected to play and could have a big day against Kansas City Sunday. Ryan Mathews ran for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Chiefs last week. Peterson is 6th in the NFL in rushing yards through 3 games this season.

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Vikings’ Peterson Sits With Sore Calf

The Vikings rested running back Adrian Peterson at practice Wednesday because of a sore calf. The move is precautionary according to head coach Leslie Frazier and Frazier expects Peterson to be fine today. Middle linebacker E.J. Henderson also missed practice Wednesday with a knee injury. He's status is more uncertain for Sunday at Kansas City.

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Bucs Steal Win From Vikings

The Vikings lost for a 2nd straight week after holding the lead for much of the game Sunday. Tampa Bay came from behind to beat the Vikings 24-20. Minnesota led 17-0 at halftime and 20-10 with 9:41 left in the 4th quarter. LeGarrett Blount ran in a 4-yard touchdown with :31 seconds left to put the Buccaneers up for good.

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Vikings Reach Contract Extension With Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson have agreed to terms on a 7-year contract extension worth $100 Million with $36 Million guaranteed. Peterson will get $40 over the first 3 years of the contract. Peterson is being paid as the highest paid running back in the league surpassing the $31 Million in guaranteed money for Chris Johnson.

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Peterson May Struggle In 2011

Viking running back Adrian Peterson is an incredible talent but with a lack of a passing game and especially a depth threat Peterson will see 8 man fronts this season. Peterson averaged 4.6 yards a carry last season with an off and on deep threat down field. The question marks on the offensive line have to be a concern too. Charlie Johnson at left tackle, John Sullivan at center and whoever wins the right guard spot are the weakest links. That's not even taking into account an older Steve Hutchinson.

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Peterson To Rejoin Vikings; Working On Greenway Extension

Viking running back Adrian Peterson is expected to be back at practice for the Vikings tomorrow after the birth of his son. Peterson told head coach Leslie Frazier everything went well. Peterson is in the final year of his current contract. The Vikings are expected to start negotiations with Peterson on a long term contract.

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Adrian Peterson Not On Madden 12 Cover Is A Blessing

Viking running back Adrian Peterson lost in the semifinals of the EA Sports Madden 12 Video Game cover bracket challenge. Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick received more votes than Peterson and will face off with Cleveland running back Peyton Hillis who surprisingly edged Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the other semifinal.

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