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Adrian Peterson picks up offensive player of the week

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has his eyes on the single season rushing record thanks to performances like the one he put up against the Bears last Sunday.

If he should fail to reach Eric Dickerson’s historic mark, Peterson will be able to take some solace in the fact that he was named the NFC offensive player of the week for Week 14. Peterson earned the honor by carrying the ball 31 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns, which were crucial to a 21-14 win that kept playoff hopes alive in the Twin Cities.

Peterson has now rushed for 1600 yards on the season, putting him on pace to finish just short of 2,000 yards for the season and even further away from Dickerson’s record of 2,105 yards. He’s rushed for at least 108 yards in each of his last seven games, good for an average of more than 157 yards a week and keeping up that kind of production would put him very close to Dickerson’s total.

If he’s able to up that production even more and catch Dickerson before the finish line, Peterson might be in line for a lot more than weekly hardware.

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8 Responses to “Adrian Peterson picks up offensive player of the week”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 12, 2012 11:33 AM

    Alfred Morris had a better game considering the opponent. Just more bias against the Redskins. I bet Morris ends up with more Superbowl rings than AD.

  2. themackstrong says: Dec 12, 2012 11:39 AM

    I love AP, think he is without doubt best back in NFL this year. This week should have gone to Lynch 123 Yards – 3 TDs on 11 carries, he was sitting on the bench halfway through the third quarter.

  3. gbwally says: Dec 12, 2012 12:15 PM

    Hate the Vikes, but respect the hell outta AP.
    169/game is a lot of yards to average for these last 3 games. I’d be suprised if he can catch rec specs.

  4. malvaren18 says: Dec 12, 2012 12:25 PM

    This guy should be playing with a better team.

  5. bobnelsonjr says: Dec 12, 2012 12:25 PM

    Several players had more points and more yardage last week. Peterson was not even the leading rusher.

    2000 yards will not happen.
    vikings always come up short.

  6. threedeep1998 says: Dec 12, 2012 12:46 PM

    LoL Alfred Morris also put the ball on the turf. Ravens run D is also bad too! Peterson keeps busting out huge runs with NINE in the box.

  7. 7ransponder says: Dec 12, 2012 3:26 PM

    Those of you crying foul here are not fans of the sport, you’re just biased fans of the rival teams with blinders on. Give credit where credit is due.

  8. bowsi says: Dec 14, 2012 12:21 PM

    The guy will probably set the record after 2 games.

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