Found December 10, 2012 on Football Nation:
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The Minnesota Vikings (7-6) defeated the Chicago Bears (8-5) by a final score of 21-14 at the Metrodome Sunday afternoon.With the victory the Vikings put themselves right back in the thick of the playoff race in the NFC. The Bears' loss combined with the Packers' victory dropped the Bears out of first place having lost four of their previous five games.  It was a game in which it looked like the Vikings were going to run away early, however the Bears fought back and made it a close game that was not decided until the fourth quarter. 1. Adrian Peterson should be an MVP candidatePeterson has been on a tear all season in recovering from a torn ACL and MCL on Christmas Eve last season. With his 51-yard run on the first play of the game Peterson truly set the tone for the Vikings. All in all Peterson finished the game with 31 carries for 154 yards, and two touchdowns on the day. It is very rare that a player is able to recover from the injury that Peterson suffered last season an...
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