Found November 14, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning are both having superb seasons. Both players are in the running for the NFL MVP award but both players are also in the running for the Comeback Player of the Year. Manning sat out of football last season while recovering from multiple neck surgeries while Adrian Peterson has made a remarkable recovery from a devastating knee injury last season. Manning was released by the Indianapolis Colts this season after the team decided to move on after drafting Stanford QB Andrew Luck. There were serious questions surrounding whether or not Manning would be able to regain his velocity and if Manning could absorb a hit in the pocket. Denver rolled the dice and the gamble has paid off handsomely for the Broncos this season. In Peterson’s case, questions surrounded when he would be able to return to the field and if he would be the same back he was prior to his injury. Peterson maintained all along that he would be ready fo...
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