Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/17/12

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 Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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 total of the year Sunday in a 36-22 decision over the St. Louis Rams. Peterson finished with 212 yards -- his eighth consecutive game over 100 yards -- on 24 carries. Minnesota (8-6) won for just the second time this year away from Mall of America Field. The Vikings joined the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants in a tie for the NFC's second wild-card spot. The Vikings play the Texans at Houston next week, then finish their season at home against the NFC Central champion Green Bay Packers. On the first play after the Rams (6-7-1) tied the score 7-7 on Sam Bradford's 4-yard scoring pass to Brian Quick, Peterson...
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