Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/7/13

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson has pushed through a full calendar year of intensive workouts and amazing games, putting together one of the most remarkable seasons ever by an NFL running back less than a year removed from major knee surgery. Peterson has a chance to rest now after the Minnesota Vikings were ousted from the playoffs at least for a week. Peterson, who came up eight yards short of Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards, has his sights set on 2,500 in 2013 and he plans to get to work early again this offseason in pursuit of his goals. "I have a week or two and just kind of relax, not even that because I'm still going to be lifting and stuff, but I'm all in," Peterson said Monday. "I'm about to grind again this offseason and come back and be better than I was this year." It's tough to imagine Peterson can be any better. He is one of the top candidates for the league's MVP, Offensive Player of the Year and Comeback Player of the Year awards an...
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