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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A Vikings win and they'll be playing in the postseason. A Packers win and they're the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs and will have a first-round bye. Oh, yeah, and Adrian Peterson is 208 rushing yards away from breaking the NFL's all-time mark that's been held by Eric Dickerson since 1984.
This is as good as it could possibly get for a Week 17 matchup between these two division rivals.
"Our guys are ready," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "We talked about getting into a single-elimination mindset, the urgency that goes with these types of games."
After Green Bay began this season 2-3, suffering more losses than the team had throughout all of 2011, the Packers got on a roll. They've won nine of their last 10 games and are coming off a dominating 48-point victory over the Tennessee Titans last weekend.
It's because of that recent success that, despite most players on Green Bay's roster speaking in favor of gettin...
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Adrian Peterson came just nine yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record. Dickerson expressed his joy on Twitter.
As we look at the top-50 single season rushing totals, anyone who anticipated Adrian Peterson would rush for over 2,000 yards in his comeback year would have been called crazy.
In his 16th game of the 2011 season, he felt three pops in his left knee. X-rays told the story of torn medial collateral ligaments along with torn anterior cruciate ligaments, but A.P. wouldn’t wait and...
MINNEAPOLIS , Minn. Adrian Peterson doesnt have the record, but he does have the milestone.
Peterson became the seventh player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season with a 20-yard run on his first carry of the second half Sunday. Peterson, who entered Sunday with a league-leading 1,898 yards.
Peterson entered Sunday believing he could still reach the record, even...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is just over 200 yards shy of the all-time single season rushing record, but it seems he has a new goal in mind already – Olympic athlete.
Peterson says he is going to start running track in an attempt to qualify for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
“I feel like I can stand up to any challenge,” Peterson said. “I...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made an appearance on In Depth with Graham Bensinger and indicated that he wants to try and qualify for the 2016 Olympics in track.
Peterson said he was planning on making a run at the Olympics before he injured his knee last year. He had planned on running in a few track meets over the off-season to see how he felt running track again...
Adrian Peterson didn’t set the NFL’s single-season rushing record, but there were plenty of other marks he broke in NFL and Vikings history. So did Blair Walsh and Christian Ponder.
Away from a television and need play-by-play on the Packers-Vikings game? One place to find it right now is the Chicago Bears Twitter feed,
The Bears are depending on the Packers to win the game (thus, a Vikings loss) to pave their way into the NFC Playoffs for the second time in three years. Meanwhile, Adrian Peterson continues to chase Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record...
1. Adrian Peterson is this year’s MVP.
It wouldn’t be a travesty if Peyton Manning were to claim this year’s MVP award. It wouldn’t be a crime, an injustice, or a mockery for the NFL. Having said that, Adrian Peterson is so clearly this year’s most valuable player that it’s almost not even worth discussing. The Vikings went 3-13 last year and owned the third overall pick...
With the 2012 NFL season coming down to the final 2 weeks of the season, there are some stories that continue to bear watching.
The rookies: Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Andrew Luck continue their season long battle as to who will be the league’s top rookie. It’s too close to tell. If you’re a Redskins fan, most likely you will think RGIII is the top rookie and...
Recent playoff games in Lambeau have not been kind to Packers fans…next weekend will be no different.
My predictions are ALWAYS wrong, so…Packer fans…enjoy the very real possibility that what I am about to write will be dead wrong…because it usually is.
That being said, the POSSIBILITY that I may be wrong is really the only hope the Packers have of not being embarrassed...
It’s getting closer to the post season and the Houston Texans have not shown the same explosiveness on offense that they have in the first quarter of the season. The Texans hosted the Vikings at Reliant Stadium and were very gracious hosts as they allowed the Vikings to put their feet up on the table and make themselves at home. The game never seemed out of control or out of hand...
In week 17, the NFL regular season finale, the NFC North Division Champion Green Bay Packers travel across the Mississippi River to take on the Minnesota Vikings in the Humpty Dump. At stake for the Packers is nailing down the number two seed in the NFC playoffs and a first round bye. For the ViQueens, a win means -- in all likelihood -- getting the sixth seed in the playoffs. Do...
8 a.m. ET: It all comes down to this.
While many NFL teams are shoring up for the playoffs, another pursuit awaits for those chasing individual accolades. For some of the NFL’s best players, just 60 minutes remain to break records after a long season of work.
In a year that has seen all kinds of benchmarks fall, a couple of the big ones remain. The Vikings’ Adrian Peterson needs...