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For the Minnesota Vikings, bettering last season will be a challenge.
Another seven-win improvement? That's impossible, since they went 10-6 last year and there are only 16 games to play. Yes, unpredictability abounds in the NFL, but on the surface their schedule has the potential to be more difficult. And as good as Adrian Peterson is at running the ball, well, there's no precedent in league history for consecutive 2,000 seasons.
Plus, after sneaking up on some teams last year, the Vikings will surely be taken more seriously by their opponents this fall.
But so far, their progress remains on track.
No offseason arrests or trouble. No lingering injuries to key players. Everyone signed on time. That made coach Leslie Frazier happy as he arrived at training camp on Thursday.
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MANKATO, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson heard the skepticism from people last year, even opposing players, as he returned from reconstructive knee surgery to challenge the NFL's single-season rushing mark and win the MVP.
He heard the whispers that his recovery was owed to more than just genetics and hard work. He knew there were rumblings that maybe he wasn't "clean."...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told the media today that he supports HGH testing in the NFL. He wouldn’t mind proving to everyone that he’s clean.
Adrian Peterson said he is looking forward to HGH testing in NFL in part to prove he is clean. Has heard speculation.
— Kevin Seifert (@espn_nfcnblog) July 26, 2013
Peterson also said he is certain other players...
Embracing the challenge has always been a part of Adrian Peterson's persona.
Following his quick comeback from reconstructive knee surgery, surpassing the 2,000-yard mark and the league MVP award last season for the Minnesota Vikings, Peterson said Friday he'd eagerly accept another test: for human growth hormone.
The NFL and the players union have been working on an agreement...
The NFL and NFL Players Association are inching close to reaching an agreement that would implement testing for human growth hormone. While the progress being made probably makes some players nervous, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he can’t wait. Peterson’s return to form last year after suffering a torn ACL at the end [...]
After having one of the most inspiring comebacks in NFL history, AP is talking HGH and asserting he is “all natural” (Credit: AP Photo)
Adrian Peterson was able to come back from a devastating ACL injury and the very next season chase the single-season rushing record held by Eric Dickerson. AP fell nine yards short of the record with 2,109 yards, but did lead the Minnesota Vikings...
"YEAH, IT’S BEING USED"
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has no doubts that HGH is used by some NFL players, saying, "They’re going to try to get that edge, get that advantage."
Minnesota doesn’t seem to be getting as much love as they should be heading into the 2013 season. This team has made some changes for the good in the offseason and have a handful of youngsters that are on the verge of breaking out. Oh, and they have a certain reigning MVP in the backfield.
5 Reasons the Vikings Are Improved in 2013
1. Return of the Offensive Line. Minnesota brings...