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.

NFL: N.Y. Giants 21, Chicago 16

CHICAGO, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Reuben Droughns' two-yard touchdown run provided the winning margin Sunday as the New York Giants beat Chicago 21-16.

NFL: Minnesota 42, Detroit 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Rookie Adrian Peterson ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, helping the Minnesota Vikings win their third straight game, 42-10 over Detroit.

Vikes' Peterson expected to play Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Minnesota rookie running back Adrian Peterson is expected to return to the Vikings lineup Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Bears' running back Benson out for season

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson will miss the remainder of the season with a left ankle injury that will require surgery, the team said Monday.

Vikings' Peterson has ligament tear

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Minnesota rookie running back Adrian Peterson, one week after setting an NFL rushing record, suffered a knee injury and will likely miss at least one game.

NFL: Green Bay 34, Minnesota 0

GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Brett Favre threw for three TDs Sunday and became the second NFL quarterback to pass for at least 60,000 yards, as the Green Bay Packers beat Minnesota 34-0.

Randy Moss named to weekly player honor

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss Wednesday was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

NFL: Minnesota 35, San Diego 17

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Running back Adrian Peterson broke the NFL rookie rushing record Sunday afternoon, gaining 296 yards in the Minnesota Vikings' 35-17 defeat of San Diego.
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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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