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The Vikings are having quite a weekend celebrating their past (Cris Carter) and their present (Adrian Peterson), and it will be capped with a former Viking (or two) winning a Super Bowl ring.
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Before winning the NFL MVP award Saturday night, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson spent two weeks making the rounds with TV and radio outlets that wanted to get the 2,000-yard rusher on air.
The media blitz started last week in Hawaii at the Pro Bowl and continued this week in New Orleans, site of Saturday night's NFL awards ceremony. Inevitably, the discussion...
It was wide-spread at the end of the season, but now it’s official. The NFL’s Most Valuable Player is Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Adrian Peterson is the 2012 Most Valuable Player (US PRESSWIRE)
The announcement was made at the second annual NFL Honors awards show, as seen on CBS.
Peterson’s season was incredible. Two years ago, he suffered a torn ACL, as...
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player Saturday, as voted by the Associated Press.Peterson, who also captured the top offensive player honor earlier Saturday night, posted the second-highest rushing total in NFL history this past season. He finished with 2,097 yards, just eight yards shy of Eric...
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been honored as the NFL's Most Valuable Player for the 2012 season.Fantasy Spin:Some thought Peyton Manning deserved the award but it's hard to ignore Peterson's absurd rushing total (2,097 yards, second all-time) and the impact he had on the Vikings, who went from 3-13 in 2011 to 10-6 this season. It would be an upset if anyone...
Coming off a season ending ACL injury last year, Adrian Peterson came back as a force gaining 2,097 yards, second most to Eric Dickerson all-time. This effort was enough to get Peterson the MVP Award and “offensive player of the year” this season. Peterson was the Vikings only form of attack, but he still managed to gain 150 yards in 7 games which ties an NFL record. Because...
Adrian Peterson or Peyton Manning, both were deserving, so no issues with AP getting it.
#Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was named the 2012 season MVP!
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_RealUpdates) February 3, 2013
Minnesota Vikings running backs Adrian Peterson was not only named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player for 2012, but he also won the AP Offensive Player of the Year award. He rushed for over 2,000 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was named the AP Defensive Player of the Year.
Watt racked up 81 tackles, 20.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles.
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The battle for NFL Most Valuable Player was expected to be a tight race, as Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning both made strong cases for their candidacy.
But in the end, it was the Vikings tailback who ran away with it, taking home both MVP and Offensive Player of the Year honors from the Associated Press.
Peterson not only recorded one of the most statistically impressive seasons...
The 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was announced Saturday evening in New Orleans. It consists of a pair of iconic offensive linemen, a two-time Super Bowl champion head coach, plus a pair of former stars (a wide receiver and defensive lineman) who are seen on televisions every Sunday during the NFL season as network broadcasters.
That fivesome -- Larry Allen and Jonathan Ogden...
The night before the Super Bowl saw players from the NFL walk away with some hardware. Tonight the NFL named the league’s MVP, Comeback Player, Defensive, Rookie, and the Coach of the Year awards. Here is the breakdown of who won these prestigious awards.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson might have come up 9 yards short in passing Eric Dickerson’s all...
Packers legend Dave Robinson is joined by Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp in the Hall of Fame's Class of 2013.