Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/14

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)
Season SummaryThe 2012 season for the Minnesota Vikings was full of bright spots. Adrian Peterson miraculously returned from a torn ACL suffered in the final game of the 2011 season, to play all of 2012.Peterson fell just nine yards short of the single-season rushing record held by Eric Dickerson.Quarterback Christian Ponder was able to turn Kyle Rudolph into a Pro-Bowl MVP tight end, as well as manage the Vikings to the playoffs, after suffering through a 3-13 season in 2011.While the Vikings didn’t make it past the Wild Card round, there is hope in Minnesota. It all may rely on the health of Adrian Peterson, but there is still hope.2012 RecordThe Vikings finished 2012 with a 10-6 record and an appearance in the Playoffs. A surprising season considering they went 3-13 just one season prior.Positions of NeedLooking ahead to the 2013 season, the Vikings have a few needs across the board. The most pressing need for Minnesota is at wide receiver. Rumors have begun circulating that the ...
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