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The physical gifts that allowed Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to return better than ever from major knee surgery apparently run in the family.
Peterson, in Hawaii for his fifth Pro Bowl, told NFL.com that comparisons can't be made between his return from torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee and the recovery ahead for dynamic Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who tore the ACL and lateral collateral ligament in his knee during a playoff game earlier this month.
Peterson, who returned to game action just over eight months later and rushed for the second-highest single-season total in NFL history with 2,097 yards, said he had a built-in advantage.
"This is also a matter of genetics," Peterson told NFL.com's Jeff Darlington this week. "Look at my dad. And my mom's side, my aunts and uncles, they're all ripped. At 50 years old, they've got six packs and eight packs.
"My body j...
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Now that the 2012 season is over, the Minnesota Vikings and their fans have turned their attention to the 2013 NFL Draft. This week was the first step in that long process, as many college players are showcasing themselves (with shirts on, apparently, which will do them ABSOLUTELY no good, I promise you) for various NFL teams in hopes of being drafted at the Senior Bowl.
No, silly, not a DALLAS Cowboy (Although I wouldn't really mind if he was), I'm talking about a real Cowboy. A Western, gun totin', cowboy boot wearing, Django Unchained lookin', steer wrastlin' Cowboy. Jerome Simpson, Minnesota Vikings receiver (for the time being, anyway) has developed a surprising affliction for the rustic wear.
And I have no real idea...
When it was discovered that Washington Redskins quarterback
Robert Griffin III sustained an injury similar to the one Minnesota Vikings
running back Adrian Peterson endured prior to his monster 2012 campaign, the
comparisons started pouring in. However, Peterson told reporters, including
Andy Fenelon of NFL.com, that it’s not fair to compare the injuries of the two
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Blair Walsh acclimated quickly in his rookie season for the Minnesota Vikings. Turns out he understood quickly how to uphold tradition as well.
Walsh, the sixth-round draft pick last year by Minnesota, set several team and league records in his first season for the Vikings and was named the NFC's Pro Bowl kicker. But Walsh also wanted to recognize one of...
Minnesota Vikings running back and social media star Adrian Peterson had an amazing regular season coming 9 yards short of breaking the record for most rushing yards in a season. Peterson is also having a tremendous offseason as he is one of the stars of ‘THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading”. The YouTube video...Read the Rest...
As Vikings fans wait for the announcement of the NFL MVP in 10 days, the debate is still out there on who will win it. Will it be Adrian Peterson or Peyton Manning? We approach the debate from a different angle.
Minnesota Vikings rookie left tackle Matt Kalil is headed to Hawaii after all.
Kalil was added to the NFC's Pro Bowl roster Friday to replace Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams, who is injured.
Kalil was the fourth overall draft pick last April and immediately established himself as a top player at one of the game's most important positions. He helped pave the way...
That’s BYU 4-star defensive end recruit Troy Hinds and NFL legend Brett Favre in some Mississippi garage where Hinds did his Mormon missionary duty by tracking down the Gunslinger for a conversion. It’s been about 10 days since we last spotted Favre doing church work by firing dodgeballs at opponents in some Baptist church tourney.
Now comes word that Hinds (6-5, 23rd rated...
Chad Greenway’s nomination for the Byron “Whizzer” White Award might not seem like much, but the backstory on White shows its significance.
According to Ben Goessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson plans on making a push for them to keep free agent RT Phil Loadholt the team next season.
“He’s just been improving each year,” said Peterson of Loadholt. “I’m going to keep my arms around him this offseason as well, just to make sure he’s staying on top of this game.”