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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Talk with Adrian Peterson, and his supreme confidence and goal-oriented work ethic comes across as immediately as his smile. Despite doubters saying he couldn't come all the way back from major knee surgery this season, Peterson never doubted himself.
Now, in the midst of the best year of his NFL career, the Minnesota Vikings' star running back believes he can reach a major milestone in his "comeback" season: 2,000 rushing yards maybe more.
How about the all-time league record of 2,105 set by Eric Dickerson in 1984?
"That sounds good, too," Peterson said Thursday. "(2,500) even better."
Only six players in NFL history have reached 2,000 rushing yards in a season. Peterson's career high came in his second year in 2008, when he finished with 1,760 yards, the 22nd-highest single-season total in league history. Through 12 games, he's already at 1,446.
Peterson hasn't merely returned from Dec. 30 surgery to repa...
BEST OF MAXIM
Adrian Peterson wants to win a couple championships, but the Vikings haven’t even had a winning season since 2009. He is applying his mantra to running the ball to his career goals: patience. Still, as he eyes the 2,000-yard mark for the season, his goals extend beyond the yardage numbers.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. At 35 years old, Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield certainly isn't the same player he was at age 27, his first year in Minnesota. That's to be expected, though, when football players get older.
But thanks to added weekly rest this season, Winfield has been able to stay fresh and that means he's staying on the field on Sundays.
Winfield is Minnesota...
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin was placed on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday. Harvin was sidelined Sunday for a third straight game because of a sprained left ankle. The attention will quickly shift in Minnesota on how the Vikings can retain their most electric receiver. Harvin has not been happy that the Vikings didn't address his contract and considered...
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen and linebacker Jasper Brinkley were fined for plays against the Green Bay Packers last weekend, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Friday. Griffen was fined $15,750 for roughing Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Brinkley was fined $7,875 for a facemask against wide receiver Randall Cobb. There was no penalty called on the play...
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin may have been
attempting to recover from a more significant ankle injury than initially
believed, reports Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN, who says the dynamic playmaker
suffered a Grade 3 sprain of his left ankle, meaning there was a complete
ligament tear involved.
The Minnesota Vikings' top receiver suffered a Grade 3
Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday downplayed the sluggish start of a statewide gambling initiative being counted on to help fund the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, saying doesn't plan to redo the financing package during the upcoming legislative session.
Dayton told reporters the early revenue projections are worth watching but shouldn't cause alarm about the merits of the electronic...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jared Allen has spent five years with the Minnesota Vikings and is well-versed in the Chicago Bears and what they try to do, having played nine career games against Chicago.
Nothing would shock Minnesota's veteran defensive end, who unfortunately has a 2-7 record in those games. Of course, Allen's never had the chance to face Chicago twice in the span...
Christian Ponder has been outplayed by other younger quarterbacks, but Leslie Frazier said he isn’t ready to “throw in the towel” on Ponder’s development. The quarterback, meanwhile, said he hasn’t lost confidence, even though he is making “pretty dumb” mistakes.
The Vikings’ dependence on Percy Harvin was evident before and after his injury. The playing percentages and production before and after his injury show there was only one beneficiary in his absence.
Minnesota Vikings (6-6) at Chicago Bears (8-4)
The Bears lost last week in upset fashion, but they still have a very good chance to be this year’s team that goes from out of the playoffs to a first round bye because the 49ers also lost. If they win 1 more game over their final 4 games than the 49ers do, they will almost definitely be the NFC’s #2 seed this year and they are really...
Adrian Peterson knew what the football game meant when he took the field on Sunday. He knew of its importance. He knew that he needed to pull out a victory, that the playoffs could be on the line. No, not for the Minnesota Vikings, but for your fantasy football team. For the men and women who drafted him early when everyone else said that he couldn’t recover from that ACL...
Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel could become the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy when the award is presented on Saturday night.
He certainly has the statistics. He plays in the powerful Southeastern Conference. And he has a signature win - all things Heisman voters typically look for when picking a winner.
The only question is whether those voters will give the award...