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ST. LOUIS -- One of the NFL's most hallowed records is in clear sight for Adrian Peterson. So, too, is a playoff berth for the Minnesota Vikings, the team he's carrying on his broad shoulders less than a year after tearing a knee ligament. Peterson rushed for 212 yards on 24 carries, moving within 293 yards of Eric Dickerson's 28-year old record of 2,105 rushing yards in a single season, and the Vikings produced their highest point total of the season Sunday in a 36-22 win over the St. Louis Rams. Through 14 games, Peterson has 1,812 rushing yards. He could surpass Dickerson, a fellow Texas native, by averaging 147 yards over the final two games. Minnesota (8-6) visits the Houston Texans next week before hosting the Green Bay Packers in the regular-season finale on Dec. 30. "It would mean a lot to me," Peterson said of the record. "I've looked up to Eric Dickerson for a lot of years. He was one of my inspirations growing up." Peterson...
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After his big game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, where he rushed for 200 + yards, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson popped the question to his girlfriend.... a former playboy playmate (below).According to a report, Peterson popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Ashley Brown after the game. Brown, who is a college graduate and a socialite, posed...
The Minnesota Vikings running back is having a career season on and off the field. Adrian Peterson is reportedly engaged to his college sweetheart and former Playboy Playmate, Ashley Brown. The two met in college at the University of Oklahoma in 2004 and have been dating since. Congrats to Adrian and Ashley. [Rolling Out] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
Adrian Peterson’s 212 yard effort against the St. Louis Rams puts him within reach of Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record of 2015. 212 yards in a single game is a great feat, but what makes this more impressive is that it came on a day where it looked like Peterson would struggle. For most of the first quarter Peterson was bottled up behind the line, beginning the game...
Adrian Peterson entered Sunday’s showdown against the St. Louis Rams with a whopping 1,600 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground on 265 carries (6.0 YPC) through 13 games in 2012. He also needed just 506 yards in the final three weeks of the season to set the NFL’s single-season rushing record.
Peterson earned more than 40 percent of that amount in four quarters at Edward Jones...
If I had a vote for the NFL MVP of 2012, I would give mine to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
During today's blow-out against the St. Louis Rams, watch as AP breaks off this 82-yard touchdown run where he changes course mid-run:
Cool Rushing Stat Story, Rams:
Heading into the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams game on Sunday afternoon, the Rams were feeling a bit like Ice in Top Gun. Cocky, sure of themselves, maybe a little bit of that Aviator, 80's swagger. They hadn't allowed a running back to top more than 65 yards in their previous four games. Most recently, they just faced the VAUNTED...
ST. LOUIS -- Adrian Peterson continued his assault on Eric Dickerson's 28-year-old NFL record for most rushing yards in a single season, and he helped the Minnesota Vikings stay in the NFC wild-card race. Peterson's 82-yard touchdown run kicked off a 23-point explosion over the second quarter's last 12 minutes, 21 seconds, and the Vikings produced their highest point...
This week playoff races usually start to sort themselves out as teams are able to establish themselves late in the season. This season is a little different as this Sunday only made the playoff picture even cloudier. Dallas, Washington, Minnesota, and Seattle all helped their cause while the Giants, Steelers and Bears put themselves in very intriguing positions. The race for...
The Minnesota Vikings were well aware of their failures on the road heading into Sunday's pivotal game at St. Louis.
The Vikings were 1-5 on the road and fighting for slim playoff chances against the Rams, who had won three games in row and were trying to stay alive themselves for the postseason. Minnesota, at least in a dome on the road, made itself at home and put together...
Adrian Peterson is in the middle of a historic season. His pursuit of the NFL’s single-season rushing record has been so captivating, in fact, that even some of his fiercest rivals are rooting for him.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings, during an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday, talked a little bit about Peterson’s quest to break Eric Dickerson‘s 28...
1. Adrian Peterson is this year’s MVP if…
Nobody doubted Peyton Manning’s ability to lead the Broncos to an AFC West title this year. The biggest question surrounding Peyton was his ability to absorb a hit, not fill the one need Denver desperately needed on offense. People assumed he would do that. But nearly every pundit had the Vikings finishing in the basement of the NFC...