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.

NFL: Minnesota 28, Green Bay 27

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson overcame a late fumble to score the game-winning touchdown Sunday, lifting Minnesota to a 28-27 win over Green Bay.

NFL: Minnesota 28, Houston 21

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Gus Frerotte tossed three touchdown passes Sunday, fueling Minnesota's 28-21 win over the Houston Texans.

NFL: Tennessee 30, Minnesota 17

NASHVILLE, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Tennessee's Chris Johnson ran for two touchdowns Sunday in a 30-17 win over the Minnesota Vikings, who committed four turnovers.

NFL: Indianapolis 18, Minnesota 15

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Adam Vinatieri kicked a 47-yard field goal with three seconds to play Sunday, boosting the Indianapolis Colts over the Minnesota Vikings 18-15,

Vikings grab Berrian from Bears

MINNEAPOLIS, March 2 (UPI) -- Free-agent wide receiver Bernard Berrian of the Chicago Bears has signed with NFC North Division rival Minnesota.

NFL: NFC 42, AFC 30

HONOLULU, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Adrian Peterson scored twice Sunday to help the NFC rally from a 17-point deficit and beat the AFC 42-30 at the Pro Bowl in Honolulu.

NFL: Chicago 33, New Orleans 25

CHICAGO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Devin Hester caught a 55-yard touchdown pass and returned a punt 64 yards for a score Sunday to help the Chicago Bears defeat the New Orleans Saints 33-25.

NFL: Chicago 35, Green Bay 7

CHICAGO, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Corey Graham returned a blocked punt for a touchdown and Adrian Peterson ran for 102 yards and a score to help Chicago crush Green Bay 35-7 Sunday.

NFL: Minnesota 20, Chicago 13

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson ran for two touchdowns Monday and the Minnesota Vikings overcame four turnovers by Tarvaris Jackson to rally past Chicago 20-13.
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Adrian Peterson
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)

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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