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Bleacher Report – Vikings

In a passing league, is Adrian Peterson the last great running back?

By apnews@1500espn.com

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Jim Brown spinning his way through the line and breaking loose in the secondary with a burst of speed.

Walter Payton lowering a stiff arm and tearing away from the tackler with those long, almost-straight-leg strides.

Barry Sanders slithering around in the backfield and finding a seam to dart through.

Those are the enduring images of grit, perseverance and even elegance on which the NFL’s multibillion-dollar empire was first built.

These days the workhorses have become a fading breed. Quarterbacks are the unquestioned stars of the…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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