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Wetmore: What made Adrian Peterson’s great day possible?

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Adrian Peterson rushed a career-high 35 times Sunday in the Vikings’ overtime win against the Bears. He rattled off 211 yards, which isn’t unprecedented for Peterson but certainly impressive.

While it’s a virtual certainty he’ll fall well shy of his stated goal of 2,500 yards, 2013 has been a rather impressive follow-up campaign to his MVP season a year ago. What made him so effective Sunday against the Bears?

As you might expect, a combination of good blocking leading the way combined with Peterson’s elite ability to break tackles.

Peterson averaged more than six…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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