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NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during warms up against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Stiff competition doesn't happen too often at the Pro Bowl. But this year, with the two main contenders for the MVP award suiting up for opposite sides, the game had a little extra intrigue. Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning both had solid seasons coming back from injuries that appeared likely to limit -- if not end -- their careers. They're now the front-runners for the league MVP award, to be announced this week. The voting is done, but that hasn't kept Peterson from campaigning. He thinks his 2,097 rushing yards (second most in NFL history), 6.0 yards per rush, 12 touchdowns and contribution in getting the Vikings to the playoffs is enough to give him the edge over Manning's 4,659 passing yards, 68.6 completion percentage, 37 touchdowns and No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs with the Broncos. "I'm going to win it. I will get it," Peterson told Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post on Saturday. But Peterson's boastings weren't lost on the other guy in the race. "Everybody should play l...
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