Found October 26, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
I heard a lot of chatter last season when Vikings star running back went down with an ACL injury that he would never be the same player again. After all, this was a pretty devastating injury to a guy who relies on explosion as much as he does. Having to basically have his knee completely reconstructed, some even predicted he wouldn’t even be ready to go when the 2012 season started. If early results are any indication, everyone has been wrong about all of their predictions. In just eight games, coming off of an injury that usually requires about a year to recover from fully, Adrian Peterson finds himself leading the league in rushing for a team no one expected much out of this season. And a big reason for their performance this year has to do with Peterson putting the offense on his back and carrying them. Thus, allowing the young Christian Ponder to develop without getting pounded by a relentless pass rush. So while the Vikings might not be the threat to even make some playoff noi...
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