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In a new NFL era of pass-heavy offenses and running back-by-committee, there are those who believe Emmitt Smith's career rushing record will never be broken.
Adrian Peterson isn't among them.
The Minnesota Vikings star rusher is undaunted by what it would take for him to reach Smith's mark of 18,355 yards. Even though he would have to maintain his career average of 95.1 yards a game for roughly another 6 1/2 seasons to get there -- and avoid another horrific knee injury like the one he suffered last December -- the 27-year-old Peterson strongly believes this is an attainable goal.
Such competitiveness is one of the things that has helped Peterson become one of the NFL's most prolific players since being drafted in 2007. Peterson, though, hasn't let such success go to his head. He has established the All Day Foundation to help at-risk youth and is an active participant in other charitable causes and community outreach.
Peterson also is human -- although his am...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Adrian Peterson has fielded thousands of questions from the media in his six NFL seasons, but on Wednesday, the Vikings star running back was asked one he's never heard before: "How would you try to tackle Adrian Peterson?"
When the question came up in his conference call with Wisconsin media four days before a NFC North divisional showdown with...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is fifth overall in Pro Bowl balloting in the most recent numbers released by the league Wednesday.
Peterson, who leads the league in rushing with 1,236 yards, has 484,227 votes, trailing Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (586,523 votes), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (534,020), Houston Texans...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he missed the team bus to Soldier Field on Sunday because he overslept.
Peterson was about 20 minutes late to the stadium for the game against the Chicago Bears, then side-stepped questions after the game about the reason for it. Coach Leslie Frazier said it was "a big deal" that one of his...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the Minnesota Vikings (6-5) to make the playoffs this season, they'll need to win at least one of their two upcoming games with the division-rival Packers (7-4). The first of those two NFC North showdowns is Sunday at Lambeau Field, with both teams' regular-season schedules concluding four weeks later in Minnesota.
"I want to go ahead and control...
C.J. Wilson and Clay Matthews are unlikely to play with Adrian Peterson and the Vikings coming to town.
No disrespect to the Minnesota Vikings who are one of the better stories in the NFL and NFC North particularly. Still they are without their best receiver in Percy Harvin and are riding a very young and inexperienced quarterback in Christian Ponder.
The one thing the Vikings (6-5) do have is Adrian Peterson who has miraculously come back from a nasty knee injury to put up MVP-like...
Getting fined for a tackle last Sunday is not fine with Brian Urlacher. The Chicago Bears linebacker will appeal an NFL fine resulting from a stop on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Urlacher brought down Peterson near the sideline in the fourth quarter with a horse-collar tackle that drew a 15-yard penalty in the Bears' 28-10 win. "Oh yes, for sure, appealing...
The Minnesota Vikings will play against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST on FOX. Green Bay (7-4) is coming off a disappointing loss to the New York Giants last week while Minnesota (6-5) hurt their playoff chances with a loss to Chicago Bears.
Green Bay has to feel good about their chances to make the playoffs, their seven wins place them alone as the NFC’s first wild...
The Vikings haven’t experienced much success on the road, but they believe they have been taken away from their strength when forced to pass. The numbers for Adrian Peterson in losses and wins support that theory. Plus, Matt Kalil talks about leading Pro Bowl voting among fans and the Vikings have to prepare for the Packers’ version of Percy Harvin.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder wants to meet and speak with former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the offseason.
Ponder told Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com that he has never spoken to Favre, who retired several months before the Vikings drafted Ponder in 2011 with their first-round pick.
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