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Vikings’ coaches like what Peterson can bring to the passing game

By Michael David Smith

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has averaged less than 30 catches a season so far in his NFL career, but with a new coaching staff in Minnesota, Peterson may find himself having more passes thrown his way. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he wants to do more than just […]

As Turner modernizes offense, Peterson wants to add pass-catching

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner made clear this week that while the NFL as a whole may have devalued running backs, he won’t take Adrian Peterson for granted.

The next question, then, is whether Peterson can adapt to fit an offense that has traditionally asked backs to catch […]

Zimmer wants Peterson to prove he’s a leader, Peterson says he will

By Michael David Smith

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has heard what his new coach has to say about leadership, and Peterson says he’s up to the task. Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer said in an interview with 104.9 The Horn in Austin that he wanted to see how Peterson works before he’s ready […]

Vikings Rule AP Out For Sunday’s Finale

By sdswanson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have ruled out running back Adrian Peterson for their final game of the season.

The Vikings announced Saturday they downgraded Peterson from doubtful on the original injury report to out against Detroit Sunday, when the Vikings and Lions will play the last game at the Metrodome.

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Vikings make it official: Adrian Peterson will sit out Metrodome finale

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

Adrian Peterson’s season is finished.

The Minnesota Vikings made that official Saturday afternoon when they downgraded the Pro Bowl running back from doubtful to out on the injury report. That means Peterson will miss Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Detroit Lions at the Metrodome. That, of course, will be the Vikings’ last […]

Peterson Voted To 6th Pro Bowl

By Jonathon Sharp

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been voted to his sixth career Pro Bowl.

The NFL made the announcement on Friday night. Voting was done by players, coaches and fans. Peterson has been voted in for all but one of his seven seasons.

Peterson is […]

After spraining foot, Peterson critical of fans, referees at Baltimore

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson exited in the second quarter of Sunday’s 29-26 loss at the Baltimore Ravens and did not return. He has a sprained right foot, per coach Leslie Frazier.

The NFL MVP finished with seven carries for 13 yards before he temporarily left the stadium to get […]

NFL morning after: Appreciating Adrian Peterson

By Michael David Smith

Do we all appreciate how good Adrian Peterson is? Yes, yes, we all know he’s good. But do we take the time to really examine how good he is? Peterson, who willed the Vikings to victory on Sunday with a 35-carry, 211-yard game against the Bears, has now topped 10,000 […]

Peterson says he has ‘a long way to go’ after eclipsing 10,000 yards

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ran for a season-high 211 rushing yards off a career-high 35 carries in Sunday’s 23-20 overtime win against the Chicago Bears.

Peterson became the third fastest running back to reach 10,000 career rushing yards, but the NFL MVP contested he could’ve loaded more […]

Ponder still bad, Peterson still good

By Michael David Smith

For most teams, second-and-13 is a passing down. For the Vikings, second-and-13 is a perfect time to hand off to Adrian Peterson. That was the down and distance the Vikings faced on their second drive when they called a handoff to Peterson, who went up the middle, found a small […]