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With the Chicago Bears missing their defensive leader, visiting Adrian Peterson and the desperate Minnesota Vikings might not provide an ideal opportunity to bounce back from a frustrating loss.
Then again, it's been three years since the banged-up Bears last lost to their NFC North rival, and Minnesota is the only team they've beaten in the past month heading into Sunday's matchup.
With fellow defensive stars Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs already nicked up, middle linebacker Brian Urlacher could miss the rest of the regular season after suffering a hamstring strain late in overtime of a 23-17 home loss to Seattle last Sunday. The eight-time Pro Bowler is expected to sit out at least three games.
Though the 34-year Urlacher does not appear to have the same explosiveness since injuring his knee in a 17-13 win at Minnesota to end last season, he's still the heart and vocal leader of the Bears defense. Urlacher hopes to be ready if Chicago (8-4) makes the playoffs...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Talk with Adrian Peterson, and his supreme confidence and goal-oriented work ethic comes across as immediately as his smile. Despite doubters saying he couldn't come all the way back from major knee surgery this season, Peterson never doubted himself.
Now, in the midst of the best year of his NFL career, the Minnesota Vikings' star running back believes...
Adrian Peterson is currently an NFL running back for the Minnesota Vikings who leads the NFL with 1,446 rushing yards. He attended the University of Oklahoma and looks like this.
The "other" Adrian Peterson's last year in the NFL was 2010. He attended Georiga Southern and played several seasons as a running back for the Chicago Bears, totalling 1,260 yards in...
With the regular season winding down, things like the MVP race, offensive and defensive rookies of the year and the comeback player of the year begins to thin out the candidates for the honors. The former always has time to change, as teams still have four games left and some of those candidates are on teams fighting for the playoffs. But for the latter, it seems to be coming...
Adrian Peterson wants to win a couple championships, but the Vikings haven’t even had a winning season since 2009. He is applying his mantra to running the ball to his career goals: patience. Still, as he eyes the 2,000-yard mark for the season, his goals extend beyond the yardage numbers.
The Vikings slipped another spot in the AP Pro32 power rankings after their loss at Green Bay. Voters are impressed with Adrian Peterson, but don’t see the playoffs on the horizon for Minnesota.
Adrian Peterson knew what the football game meant when he took the field on Sunday. He knew of its importance. He knew that he needed to pull out a victory, that the playoffs could be on the line. No, not for the Minnesota Vikings, but for your fantasy football team. For the men and women who drafted him early when everyone else said that he couldn’t recover from that ACL...
Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel could become the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy when the award is presented on Saturday night.
He certainly has the statistics. He plays in the powerful Southeastern Conference. And he has a signature win - all things Heisman voters typically look for when picking a winner.
The only question is whether those voters will give the award...
Was Adrian Peterson’s epic touchdown run, Robert Griffin III’s Monday Night Football debut or the touching leadership of Kansas City Chiefs’ coach Romeo Crennel the most memorable selection from the 13th week of the 2012-2013 season?
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Here it is owners. The time has come for the big locker room speeches. A time to reach out to your team, and deep within your emotions and be the very best you can be