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Manning, Rodgers lead NFL Pro Bowl picks

Manning, Rodgers lead NFL Pro Bowl picks

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Quarterbacks Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers headed the list of NFL Pro Bowl selections revealed Wednesday.

NFL: Minnesota 23, Houston 6

HOUSTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson ran for 86 yards on 25 carries Sunday and the Minnesota Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive with a 23-6 victory over Houston.

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Reports: Mets to send Dickey to Blue Jays ... Ted Ligety wins men's giant slalom by 2.04 ... Schwartzel claims lopsided Euro Tour win ... Vikings' Peterson nears NFL rushing record ... Sports news from United Press International.

NFL: Minnesota 36, St. Louis 22

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson racked up 212 rushing yards Sunday and the Minnesota Vikings helped their playoff chances with a 36-22 victory over St. Louis.

NFL: Minnesota 21, Chicago 14

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson ran for a pair of 1-yard scores in the first quarter Sunday and Minnesota kept its playoff hopes alive with a 21-14 win over Chicago.
Bears linebacker Urlacher to appeal fine

Bears linebacker Urlacher to appeal fine

CHICAGO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, who suffered a possible season-ending injury Sunday, was fined $21,000 by the NFL for a horse-collar tackle.

NFL: Green Bay 23, Minnesota 14

GREEN BAY, Wis., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- James Starks' 22-yard TD run late in the third quarter put Green Bay ahead to stay Sunday and the Packers posted a 23-14 come-from-behind win over Minnesota.
Urlacher fined for horse-collar tackle

Urlacher fined for horse-collar tackle

CHICAGO, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said he plans to appeal a $15,750 fine imposed for a horse-collar tackle against Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

NFL: Chicago 28, Minnesota 10

CHICAGO, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Jay Cutler returned from a concussion to go 23-for-31 through the air with a touchdown Sunday in the Chicago Bears' 28-10 decision over Minnesota.

Charges dropped against Vikings' Peterson

HOUSTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Charges of resisting arrest against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson have been dismissed in Texas, his attorney said Tuesday.

NFL: Minnesota 34, Detroit 24

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson reeled off 171 rushing yards and scored on a long, game-clinching run Sunday, powering the Minnesota Vikings to a 34-24 win over Detroit.

NFL: Seattle 30, Minnesota 20

SEATTLE, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Russell Wilson tossed three touchdown passes and Marshawn Lynch ran for 124 yards Sunday in the Seattle Seahawks' 30-20 win over Minnesota.

NFL: Tampa Bay 36, Minnesota 17

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Josh Freeman's 64-yard pass to Doug Martin gave Tampa Bay a 17-point, third-quarter lead Thursday and the Buccaneers went on to down Minnesota 36-17.

NFL: Minnesota 21, Arizona 14

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson rambled for 153 yards Sunday and the Minnesota defense largely stifled Arizona's attack in the Vikings' 21-14 win over the Cardinals.
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Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson returns a kickoff against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver on December 30, 2007. Peterson gained 36 yards on 11 carries as Minnesota lost to Denver 22-19 in overtime. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985 in Palestine, Texas), nicknamed "A. D." (for "All Day") and "Purple Jesus", is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Peterson was selected by the Vikings with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma.

While at Oklahoma, Peterson set the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards as a true freshman. As a First-team All-American, he also set a freshman record by finishing as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting (USC's Matt Leinart won the award). Peterson finished as the school's third all-time leading rusher.

Following his stellar first pro season in which he set an NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game (296), Peterson was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Peterson was then awarded the MVP award for his performance in the Pro Bowl and became only the fifth player in NFL history to have more than 3,000 yards through his first two seasons. On October 17, 2010, Peterson became the fifth fastest player to run for 5,000 yards, doing so in his 51st game. Peterson has the third highest average yards per game total in NFL history (min. 50 games) with an average of 95.5, 9 yards behind Jim Brown (104.3) and Barry Sanders (99.8).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Adrian Peterson."
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