Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 2/3/13
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Adrian Peterson had a long road back from a devastating knee injury that ended his 2011 season.A little more than a year later, the Minnesota Vikings running back was on stage to accept not one, but two prominent awards on the night prior to the Super Bowl.Peterson was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player and also was honored as the league's top offensive player in voting from the Associated Press."It's truly an honor to be recognized as the league's most valuable player," said Peterson. "While the award is considered an individual achievement, I couldn't have had the success that I did without my teammates, my coaches and the Vikings organization. I'm blessed to be a member of the Vikings, and I hope next year we can get the ultimate team award by bringing a Super Bowl championship to Minnesota."Peterson posted the second-highest rushing total in NFL history this past season. He finished with 2,097 yards, just eight yards shy of Eric Dickerson's N...
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