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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 13: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 13, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson won't get the chance to show he can fight through jinxes as well as he can come back from major knee surgery. Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings' MVP running back, was a finalist for the cover of the 25th annual Madden football video game cover along with Detroit Lions Hall of Fame back Barry Sanders in an "old school" versus "new school" voting. Sanders becomes the second straight Lions player to grace the cover. Sanders won the final voting to be on the cover of 'Madden 25,' winning the finals against Peterson, who ran for 2,097 rushing yards last year, the second-highest single-season total in NFL history, less than a year after having major knee surgery to repair tears to his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. Peterson had won the "new school" bracket of the voting by beating Houston Texans running back Arian Foster in the semifinals, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronko...
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