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Vikings' Peterson wins NFC offensive honor

Vikings' Peterson wins NFC offensive honor

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was named the NFC's offensive player of the week Wednesday.

NFL: Minnesota 24, Detroit 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson scored twice and ran for 160 yards Sunday and the Minnesota Vikings posted their first win of the year, 24-10 over Detroit.

NFL: Miami 14, Minnesota 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Jason Allen picked off a pair of passes and Miami's defense held tough on two late drives Sunday, boosting the Dolphins to a 14-10 win over Minnesota.
NFL: Chicago 36, Minnesota 30 (OT)

NFL: Chicago 36, Minnesota 30 (OT)

CHICAGO, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears blew a 17-point lead and then beat the Minnesota Vikings 36-30 Monday on a 39-yard Jay Cutler pass to Devin Aromashodu in overtime.

NFL: Minnesota 30, Cincinnati 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson led Minnesota with two touchdowns and the Vikings clinched an NFC playoff berth Sunday with a 30-10 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals.

NFL: Minnesota 36, Chicago 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Brett Favre threw three first-half touchdown passes Sunday and the Minnesota Vikings went on to bury the Chicago Bears 36-10.

NFL: Minnesota 27, Detroit 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson ran for two touchdowns and 133 yards and Brett Favre passed for 344 yards in a 27-10 Minnesota Vikings victory Sunday over the Detroit Lions.

NFL: Minnesota 38, St. Louis 10

ST.LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Adrian Peterson scored the first of his two touchdowns early in the game Sunday and the unbeaten Vikings went on to rip the St. Louis Rams 38-10.

NFL: Minnesota 27, Detroit 13

DETROIT, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Brett Favre passed for two scores and Adrian Peterson ran for another Sunday, leading Minnesota over Detroit 27-13 -- the Lions' 19th consecutive defeat.

NFL: Minnesota 34, Cleveland 20

CLEVELAND, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson ran for three touchdowns and Brett Favre threw a scoring pass Sunday for Minnesota, which throttled the Cleveland Browns 34-20.

NFL: Minnesota 17, Houston 10

HOUSTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Brett Favre completed 13-of-18 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown Monday to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 17-10 pre-season win over Houston.

NFL: Minnesota 20, N.Y. Giants 19

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Minnesota won its first division title in eight years Sunday on Ryan Longwell's 51-yard field goal as time expired in a 20-19 victory over the New York Giants.

NFL: Minnesota 30, Jacksonville 12

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Napoleon Harris's 27-yard fumble return on the game's first play Sunday sent the Minnesota Vikings on their way to a 30-12 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Minnesota back earns NFC offensive honors

Minnesota back earns NFC offensive honors

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson was named the NFC offensive player of the week when the honors were announced on Wednesday.
Packers' Barnett out for season

Packers' Barnett out for season

GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Middle linebacker Nick Barnett, the Green Bay Packers' top tackler, is out for the rest of the season with a torn knee ligament.
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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).

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Adrian Peterson."
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