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Adrian Peterson takes home league MVP award

Vikings running back Peterson celebrates touchdown during NFL football game against Packers in Minneapolis Reuters

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been named as the NFL’s most valuable player.

Peterson earned the MVP award over Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning after receiving 30.5 of the 50 votes by an Associated Press panel of NFL writers. Manning was the only other player to receive votes with 19.5.

Peterson had one of the more remarkable seasons in NFL history. Just eight months after tearing his ACL in a game last December, Peterson managed to put together one of the best seasons ever by a running back. Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards and 12 touchdowns and came just eight yards shy of Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record.

Peterson started all 16 games for the Vikings and helped carry them to a postseason berth. Minnesota finished the season 10-6 after winning just three games in 2011. Peterson ran for 150 yards or more in a game seven times this season. Peterson also caught 40 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown.

Peterson also earned the offensive player of the year award Saturday night. Peterson is the third Vikings player to win the MVP award joining quarterback defensive tackle Alan Page (1971) and quarterback Fran Tarkenton (1975).

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  1. apooster says: Feb 2, 2013 8:59 PM

    No one better this season.

  2. mvpeterson28 says: Feb 2, 2013 9:00 PM

    For all the Manning supporters who hate on Peterson, this is not a QB-only award.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Feb 2, 2013 9:00 PM

    Robert Griffin is the Most Valuable Player period. The Broncos can make the playoffs without Peyton. Alfred Morris is better than Peterson (and not using Performing enhancing drugs)…but the Redskins went from 5-11 to 10-6, NFC East Champions because Robert Griffin is the best Professional football player alive. Case closed.

  4. randyschwimmer7 says: Feb 2, 2013 9:00 PM

    As a huge Denver Broncos fan, I am extremely happy for AD. Well deserving.

  5. redandgoldhitman52 says: Feb 2, 2013 9:01 PM

    amazing phenomenal player. maybe the best rb in the history of the NFL

  6. vanquishnl says: Feb 2, 2013 9:01 PM

    Congrats, AP! Well deserved, in my opinion. As a Vikings fan, we have had our share of bad luck over the years, but we have been blessed to be able to see every play this guy has made in his pro career. Can’t wait to see the encore performance next year!

  7. purplepillager says: Feb 2, 2013 9:08 PM

    Great day to be a Viking fan! Chris Carter is in the HOF and Adrian Peterson is the MVP!

  8. truthfactory says: Feb 2, 2013 9:11 PM

    Peterson had a great year, but if you just have Peyton and Peterson switch teams, the Broncos would be a boarderline playoff team while the Vikings would be pushing for a 1 seed and a Super Bowl favorite. Peterson had the more impressive year, but Peyton was more valuable.

  9. bearfan2 says: Feb 2, 2013 9:13 PM

    I wonder how much HGH he had to use.

  10. h3min1230 says: Feb 2, 2013 9:15 PM

    Should have went to Brady.

  11. bornboxed says: Feb 2, 2013 9:18 PM

    Congrats to AP.

    Not sure why Manning was even in the conversation…. He was good this year, but not even close to All Day.

  12. lionpride10 says: Feb 2, 2013 9:23 PM

    logicalvoicesays | Feb 2, 2013, 9:00 PM EST
    Robert Griffin is the Most Valuable Player period. The Broncos can make the playoffs without Peyton. Alfred Morris is better than Peterson (and not using Performing enhancing drugs)…but the Redskins went from 5-11 to 10-6, NFC East Champions because Robert Griffin is the best Professional football player alive. Case closed.

  13. edgarpoe3 says: Feb 2, 2013 9:27 PM

    Are Redskins fans really that delusional? Adrian Peterson deserves the award. He had a great season.

  14. bzeller says: Feb 2, 2013 9:29 PM

    All the haters need to stop the PED and HGH talk……Peterson has more integrity than that. Will go down as the best to ever play his position……

  15. privateg213 says: Feb 2, 2013 9:29 PM

    I’m happy for AP winning the MVP but I cant believe that JJ Watt didn’t get any votes. Not sure how the Defensive MVP doesn’t get any consideration for MVP of the league. Especially with him running away with the award.

  16. illinininer says: Feb 2, 2013 9:38 PM

    All you homers need to start looking at things objectively. You’re making yourself look ignorant. AP was by far the most valuable player to his team this season. I don’t think it should have even been as close as it was.

    RGIII? Yeah, they looked like a 5-11 team when they had to play without him, huh?

  17. Deb says: Feb 2, 2013 9:44 PM

    Total agreement on this one. Unlike Aaron Rodgers, who’s said the MVP always should be a quarterback, I love it when a running back still has this kind of impact on the game. It’s becoming rare in this age of nonstop passing and running-back roulette for one guy to carry most of the load. That’s why it’s a wonder to see an Adrian Petersen dominate in the season following an ACL tear. Awesome player, awesome year!

  18. BigBeachBall says: Feb 2, 2013 9:49 PM

    When he gets busted for roids in a few years, will his mvp get taken away?

  19. 6thsense79 says: Feb 2, 2013 10:00 PM

    Peterson was hands down the MVP. He was head and shoulders the best running back in the league. He was literally the entire Vikings offense. It was even more amazing considering the passing game went considerably down hill after Percy Harvin went down.

    If you switch Peyton was no more or less valuable to his team than a Tom Brady or Aaron Rogers and it could fairly be argued that Tom and Aaron had as good or better QB seasons than Peyton.

    On a side note I just think it’s a lot easier physically to play QB in the NFL than at any point in history. They basically can’t be touched anywhere around the head and they can’t be touched below the knees. Any semi hard hit against them gets a roughing the passer call. On top of that they constantly get drives extended on ticky tack illegal hit on a defenseless receiver. Is it any wonder they put up the numbers they do?

    That makes what Peterson did this season even more amazing. In an era where all the rules are slanted towards the passing game a running back going for 2000+ yards and carrying his team to the playoffs carries far more weight for me than another QB among many putting up play station numbers. Heck 5000 yards passing isn’t even that special any more.

  20. vikesfansteve says: Feb 2, 2013 10:05 PM

    Frustrating end to such a great season by using AP as a decoy in the wild card game, especially knowing Webb isnt a pocket passer. They didn’t even use Webb in a running role either. Colossal blunder by Musgrave. I hate him.

  21. wafflestomp says: Feb 2, 2013 10:10 PM

    Good, now maybe he’ll finally shut up about how much he deserves it.

  22. arson81 says: Feb 2, 2013 10:17 PM

    I’m so glad they got this one right. I thought they would take the easy way out and make it a split award with Manning.

    Awesome Job. Peterson was clearly the most valuable player to his team.

  23. themagicfanguy says: Feb 2, 2013 10:19 PM

    AD cheated with HGH, Rodgers should have gotten this one.

  24. vikesfanforlife says: Feb 2, 2013 10:35 PM

    all you idiots and the HGH and Steroids talk, STOP IT! You are making yourselves look dumb. AP has never been accused or suspected of PEDS. By the way, Jerry Rice came back from an ACL tear just as fast as Peterson did. Do you guys want to accuse him of PED use too? I’m thinking you dudes are simply jealous the #28 doesn’t play for your favorite team.

  25. noring4youstill says: Feb 2, 2013 10:39 PM

    Congrats well earned. And thank God it wasn’t Forehead.

  26. bballnut50 says: Feb 2, 2013 10:40 PM

    All you haters!!! All Day rules!! You are just jealous!! Vikings don’t cheat!! They rule!! Don’t hate us because you ain’t us!! AP & CC -Purple Pride!!

  27. tokyosandblaster says: Feb 2, 2013 10:45 PM

    Apparently all you have to do is cry to the media all the time about how you deserve it.

    Just kidding.

    This guy deserved the award. Without him, the vikings don’t sniff the playoffs.

  28. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 2, 2013 10:49 PM

    DESERVED.

  29. coolzog says: Feb 2, 2013 11:16 PM

    “Robert Griffin is the Most Valuable Player period. The Broncos can make the playoffs without Peyton. Alfred Morris is better than Peterson (and not using Performing enhancing drugs)…but the Redskins went from 5-11 to 10-6, NFC East Champions because Robert Griffin is the best Professional football player alive. Case closed.”

    Explain how Alfred Morris is better than Peterson? The Vikings went from 3-13 to 10-6 on his back even though we had almost no other weapons on offense most the season.

  30. ickky says: Feb 2, 2013 11:28 PM

    Grats AP!

  31. brenenostler says: Feb 2, 2013 11:29 PM

    As a lifelong Peyton Manning fan, I even think Peterson deserved it more.

  32. Ponder This says: Feb 2, 2013 11:45 PM

    You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

  33. kacapaco says: Feb 3, 2013 12:23 AM

    I was afraid this QB obsessed league was going to cheat Peterson. No one else deserves the title more than AP. congrats AP.

  34. The Prophet says: Feb 3, 2013 1:13 AM

    Christian Ponder is not Trent Dilfer, he is not a game manager. If not for their QB, the Vikings could’ve been 12-4. the fact that they made 10-6 and in the playoffs is testament to their incredible running back and his legendary season. throw in the fact that this comes off of a ACL/MCL tear, makes Adrian the MVP in one of the greatest seasons a football player ever had. how many times has a RB actually carried a team to the playoffs?

  35. daweapon says: Feb 3, 2013 2:23 AM

    blah blah blah. not a mention of awards of people on teams still playing. GO NINERS!

  36. footballchic777 says: Feb 3, 2013 2:24 AM

    @localvoicesays. The Bikes also went 10-6, and pretty much AP was it. RG3 was good, but not MVP good, and in my opinion, not even ROY good.

  37. themagicfanguy says: Feb 3, 2013 2:29 AM

    No, I won’t stop it. You DO NOT comeback from a tear like that in such a short amount of time, and suffer no ill effects from it, and then lead the league in rushing without using PED’s. The guy used HGH, plain and simple. You can be blind to it because of how good he plays if you like, kind of like how people act like they don’t know that Ray Lewis is full of it, but in X amount of time the news that he used it will come out and you’ll have to deal with it instead of pretending its natural.

  38. hwy61rvstd says: Feb 3, 2013 2:36 AM

    Peterson deserved the MVP for sure, but was anyone else bothered by the fact all the award winners were known before the NFL Award Show even aired?

  39. themagicfanguy says: Feb 3, 2013 2:39 AM

    When Jerry Rice came back from his ACL surgery, he broke his knee in his first game back and had his season ended… So I don’t see your point. Also, Peterson HAS been suspected of using PED’s, that’s exactly what you’re defending him about.

  40. timegambit says: Feb 3, 2013 3:10 AM

    Finally, another Bears running back hoist the trophy.

    He looked alot smarter during the speech, though.

    Bear down Chicago Bears!…(passes out and feels stupid tomorrow.)

  41. socal9er says: Feb 3, 2013 3:11 AM

    Lets see if RG3 comes back from his ACL and throws for 5,200 yards and 48 TDs.. That would be the equivalent of what AD did this season.. My money is on nowhere close to that.

  42. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 3, 2013 3:53 AM

    daweapon says: Feb 3, 2013 2:23 AM

    blah blah blah. not a mention of awards of people on teams still playing. GO NINERS!
    —————

    No one has cared about the team that lost the Super Bowl, and we certainly aren’t about to begin now. What’s your problem?

  43. codysteeler says: Feb 3, 2013 4:30 AM

    MVPeterson!!!

  44. zn0rseman says: Feb 3, 2013 4:45 AM

    1: Well deserved award. AD should have won Comeback Player too. Remarkable.

    2: RG3 wasn’t even the best rookie QB thus year, let alone best QB. He should not have been in the MVP discussion, and wasn’t. His team did just fine with Kirk Cousins at QB.

    3: The steroid talk is a bunch of young, dumb fans of other teams who don’t know anything. Was AD’s recovery remarkable? Yes. Has he been a remarkable player with an outstanding work ethic throughout his career? Definitely.

  45. manilarizzo says: Feb 3, 2013 4:57 AM

    edgarpoe3 says:
    Feb 2, 2013 9:27 PM
    Are Redskins fans really that delusional? Adrian Peterson deserves the award. He had a great season.

    No. We’re not all delusional. I get a kick out of what this guy says from time to time but he’s got a serious case of homerness. AP deserves the award. RG3 deserves the award that he won and he’s a MVP candidate some day….. Most valuable player to our team? Yes. In the league? No. His day will come.

  46. aaronwest says: Feb 3, 2013 6:49 AM

    Cannot argue with this. ADP had one of the best rushing seasons in living memory, well deserved.

  47. fanofevilempire says: Feb 3, 2013 7:08 AM

    the only doubt was if they robbed AD.
    please show the man respect it’s AD not AP.
    congrats to the best player all year, Manning
    was a close second!

  48. fanofevilempire says: Feb 3, 2013 7:10 AM

    AD AS IN ALL DAY

  49. tominma says: Feb 3, 2013 7:20 AM

    Living in New England, I dont get to see Peterson except in highlights. To be honest, he looks like a modern Jim Brown, who I did get to see twice a year. AP is a big, very fast back who’s a threat to score every thime he touches the ball. Just like Brown! A truly great player and season!

  50. censoredagain says: Feb 3, 2013 7:20 AM

    Well, at least they got ONE thing right yesterday. Much deserved.

  51. prideisbears says: Feb 3, 2013 7:20 AM

    Good maybe he will take it easy on us

    Signed
    The rest of the NFC North

  52. liquidalfa says: Feb 3, 2013 7:33 AM

    I think they got it right.

  53. grandmachine says: Feb 3, 2013 8:01 AM

    The NFL should have had Christian Ponder hand the MVP trophy off to Adrian Peterson for old times sake.

  54. sammyias says: Feb 3, 2013 8:09 AM

    Orange peanut? you got an orange peanut for me? well I accept you.

  55. brauningj says: Feb 3, 2013 8:11 AM

    I am not a Vikings fan by any stretch of the imagination. I do however like but do not root for the Broncos. I am also a Peyton Manning supporter. I do not think I will ever see an on field general / coach like a Peyton Manning. That being said these are the only two individuals that deserved consideration possibly a Calvin williams but lets face it Detroit is so woeful he got overlooked. Not only did AD come back from ACL surgery in less than a year he came within 8 yards of breaking the ALL TIME RUSHING RECORD. What is it with those of your on here that think someone else was more deserving? And for those talking about RG3 put the cool aid did. There were 21 NFL qb’s that threw for more yards than him. His passer rating was only third best behind Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning. Yes RG3′s rushing stas were impressive amassing 815 yards and 7 TD.’s but he also fumbled the ball 9 times. He had a fabulous rookie season but infortunately will prbably lose that honor to Russell Wilson who only had half of the rushing yardage that RG3 had but also only coughed the ball up 2 times. your team cannot win if it doesn’t have the ball, bottom line. Turnovers kill just look at my team Philadelphia. Vick was a disgrace. Sorry for the rant here but hopefully the football purists will appreciate this. RG3 may someday be the MVP but this was definitely not his year. Not even close.

  56. eisman86 says: Feb 3, 2013 8:20 AM

    the magicfanguy get your facts straight:

    2. WR Jerry Rice: Torn ACL in 1997. Returned in 1998 and had 82 receptions for 1157 yards at 34  years old. Had two more 1100+ yard seasons in 2001 and 2002

    idiots

  57. eisman86 says: Feb 3, 2013 8:29 AM

    oh and how about this from medical websites:

    “Standard ACL rehab takes 7 to 9 months to complete.”

    so, take an athlete who rehabs non stop for 8 hrs s day and is motivated, compared to a normal American who is lazy and doesn’t like it don’t too follow rehab 80% of the time, and its no wonder athletes come back quick.. the fact he made his recovery in the “normal” recovery time shouldn’t be so SHOCKING to everyone.. many athletes have done it..

  58. denver1983 says: Feb 3, 2013 8:32 AM

    What a joke!! Manning should have won! Thats ok, have fun going 8-8 next year with Peterson and Denver will have fun playing in the superbowl next year!

  59. jf1339 says: Feb 3, 2013 8:34 AM

    I’m sure AP will still love this award in a few years when he can’t walk anymore. Who really cares who wins these awards anyway. Some of your comments make it seem like you won the award. Like I said, who cares?

  60. giantsfanlewis says: Feb 3, 2013 8:34 AM

    Good. Now maybe ap cab focus on being a TEAM PLAYER instead of only caring about HIMSELF.

    And anyone who believes ray Lewis cheated to come back must at least admit its very possible and incredibly likely that so did ap.
    And to those saying what ap did was so amazing, in the 2000s 3 running backs have broken 2000 yards. Jamal Lewis who had 2066 yards and 200 receiving and 14 tds, cj who had 2006 and 500 receiving with 16 total tds, ap had 2097 and 200 receiving with 13 total tds. So ap didn’t even have the second best season by a running back ever. Cj did.

    And to the point that til 203 4 tailbacks had hit 2000 yards in NFL history. We have had 3 since, if anything it has become much easier yo run for 2000 yards. I understand its a pass first leauuge now buy that’s another reason why running is such easier. Players are rarely drafted as run stoppers because most teams font even run anymore and pass 55 times a game. This leads to more cbs ad other pass ds over run defenders. That’s why for as great as ap was his team still barely made the playoffs

  61. ihatethejets23 says: Feb 3, 2013 8:35 AM

    Who cares? Winning the Super Bowl is the only thing that matters.

  62. dugganmt says: Feb 3, 2013 9:03 AM

    “joining quarterback defensive tackle Alan Page (1971)”

    - TIL: There is such a thing as a quaterback/defensive tackle.

  63. basexc9 says: Feb 3, 2013 9:19 AM

    I’m a little surprised JJ didn’t get a vote

  64. blizzard01 says: Feb 3, 2013 9:19 AM

    Peterson fell to the Vikings at #7 due to concerns about his collar bone- remember that?
    His collar bone.
    I think it healed ok.

  65. hazelmn says: Feb 3, 2013 9:23 AM

    Good group of nominees for MVP. Peyton wa deserving as well. I think AP was the right call though. In a league that favors the pass, it is not every day that a non qb has a legit MVP year, but this was one.

  66. gimmeabruschi says: Feb 3, 2013 9:39 AM

    Nearly to a man, Pats’ fans agree AP was the most deserving.

  67. pixelito says: Feb 3, 2013 9:42 AM

    Funny how RG3 ended up the 4th best rookie QB and COMPLETELY out of this discussion.

  68. completefan says: Feb 3, 2013 9:56 AM

    I like to judge the MVP based on the latter half of the season and especially, weeks 14-17, which are the playoff weeks for everybody. The fact is if you were an AP owner, you enjoyed those weeks. You probably weren’t a fan when he didn’t have that many yards in Week 16 when most leagues have their Super Bowls but at least you gou there. And if you were in a 17-week league, I’m sure if you were an AP owner, you were enjoying your championship (so long as the rest of your team did their part). So congratulations, AP and congratulations to those who had him on their teams.

  69. salutethis says: Feb 3, 2013 9:58 AM

    For those of you that at howling that ap is a hof player right now you are nuts. Terrell Davis ran for 2000, won the superbowl twice, once while he ran for 2000 yards, was league mvp(without having to lobby for it), was also superbowl mvp and did all of this within five years in the league. He hurt his knee (a similar injury to AP) and never recovered for the last 2 years he played. This man is not in the hall of fame. If AP can match that resume then I agree he should be hall of fame. But until that time either cool the hof talk or get TD in there please! Maybe we need to get the campaigning started early for next year. Hey, it got AP this award!

  70. whatjusthapped says: Feb 3, 2013 10:03 AM

    What is ironic is the juxtaposition of the best RB in the NFL playing for most inept franchise in the NFL.

    I wonder what he thinks watching a Superbowl knowing his franchise will never make it there with Mr. Noodle Arm at QB?

  71. completefan says: Feb 3, 2013 10:04 AM

    I like to judge the MVP based on the latter half of the season and especially, weeks 14-17, which are the playoff weeks for everybody. The fact is if you were an AP owner, you enjoyed those weeks. You probably weren’t a fan when he didn’t have that many yards in Week 16 when most leagues have their Super Bowls but at least you got there. And if you were in a 17-week league, I’m sure if you were an AP owner, you were enjoying your championship (so long as the rest of your team did their part). So congratulations, AP and congratulations to those who had him on their teams.

  72. filthymcnasty1 says: Feb 3, 2013 10:11 AM

    If only he had gotten those final 9 yards.

  73. molonlabe44 says: Feb 3, 2013 10:23 AM

    Disclaimer: Not a Vikings fan, but I don’t hate ‘em either. On the other hand, AD is my favorite player in the league. Tough as nails, runs with hate and malice but is somehow still smooth as silk. It’s cliche to say this now, but AD is not human. To recover from that injury and come back and dominate the NFL is sick. Lord help the rest of the NFC if AD works as hard this off season as he did last.

  74. effthaeffinjetsgofins says: Feb 3, 2013 10:32 AM

    First off, I’d like to thank HGH…

  75. sheriffpeyton18 says: Feb 3, 2013 10:57 AM

    They should have shared the honor.

  76. bensstinkyfingers says: Feb 3, 2013 11:07 AM

    Well deserved, AD is a beast amongst men, anyone who can comeback from the injury he had and put up these kind of numbers deserves the award. That being said Manning also coming back from his neck injury as he did would have been just as worthy. Too bad they couldnt have made it a Co-MVP between the two. Peterson will go down as the greatest running back in the modern era if he continues to put up similar numbers for the newxt few seasons.

  77. pemory says: Feb 3, 2013 11:14 AM

    Well deserved! A fantastic comeback season for “All Day!”

  78. JSpicoli says: Feb 3, 2013 11:16 AM

    Chris Johnson of the Raiders received a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct when striking the exact same pose in the end zone.
    Raiders versus Cowboys, look it up.

  79. wludford says: Feb 3, 2013 11:33 AM

    Congratulations Adrian Peterson! Well deserved MVP. Raw talent, hard work and dedication pays off.

    You gave fans some electric moments this year, that we haven’t seen since Randy Moss’ early years.

    Now, like you said in your acceptance speech, let’s go out and win that team MVP award next year!

  80. mvp43 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:50 AM

    Congrats from Packer country!

    Not only is AP the best RB that I’ve seen play in my 30 years of watching football, he is also a class act and someone that can be looked up to as a piller of effort and determination.

  81. 25cuts says: Feb 3, 2013 12:14 PM

    Good for him, he deserves it.

  82. ponder7vikings says: Feb 3, 2013 12:20 PM

    he going to roll the vikings to the superbowl next year with 2,500 yards..

    the hater are just jealous they dont have him on there team!!

    SKOL VIKES!!!

    2013 Here we Come!!!

  83. mrlaloosh says: Feb 3, 2013 12:29 PM

    This one they got right. In spite of all the illogical voices out there. I’m just glad Pumpkin Head didn’t win.

  84. purplekobra69 says: Feb 3, 2013 12:33 PM

    MVP is Randy Moss.

  85. autoriot says: Feb 3, 2013 1:01 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Feb 2, 2013 9:00 PM
    Robert Griffin is the Most Valuable Player period. The Broncos can make the playoffs without Peyton. Alfred Morris is better than Peterson (and not using Performing enhancing drugs)…but the Redskins went from 5-11 to 10-6, NFC East Champions because Robert Griffin is the best Professional football player alive. Case closed.

    I don’t think I have ever seen a comment on PFT get as many dislikes as the above one has received (1,300+ and counting?). I don’t think I have ever seen a comment deserve them more either. Get real.

  86. purplepunisher says: Feb 3, 2013 1:05 PM

    I have been an NFL fan for over 45 years. I loved the NFL game so much that I sold my company 15 years ago and started another business selling pro sports related merchandise. I am a Vikings fan but I watch any NFL game and have for 45 years.

    Trust when I tell you that you are watching the greatest RB of all time.

  87. fwippel says: Feb 3, 2013 1:25 PM

    An amazing year. Very much deserved. Congratulations.

  88. ahostiletakeover says: Feb 3, 2013 1:45 PM

    The way I looked at the Peterson/Manning debate was that Comeback Player of the Year implies that the player either had a bad season or missed most or all of the previous season, neither of which were true for Peterson in ’11, despite the amazing medical comeback.

    If I’m not mistakened, the Vikings passing offense ranked 32nd in the league at year’s end. In other words, opposing defenses lined up knowing they had to stop AD, and 10 teams couldn’t do it (or be too successful against the Vikings’ D, props to them too). If that’s not MVP material, I don’t know what is. Glad the voters saw it the same way, congrats to Adrian.

  89. youallrfools says: Feb 3, 2013 2:16 PM

    Logicalvoice – not sure if you are a basement boy internet troll or just a complete fool. Comparing Alfred Morris to AD is like compairing Alex Smith to Joe Montana. There is literally ZERO logic in your argument.

    Oh and by the way the doctor that opened up Adrian’s leg said his knee looked like a new born’s. Peterson has never been accused of PEDs, just a great specimen. Morris is more likely to be on Deer Antler spray than AD idiot.

  90. theytukrjobs says: Feb 3, 2013 2:19 PM

    Well deserved MVP. I’m very glad they didn’t go “co-mvp” on this one. Those are boring.

    My definition of MVP is pretty simple. Who is the best player at each position? Now how much better are they compared to an average player at the position?

    That might sound confusing but I measure greatness compared to average-ness and there is no doubt in my mind that if Peyton/Moreno and Adrian/Ponder changed teams that the Broncos would have been better this year than they were.

    But Peyton is awesome too! Too bad we couldn’t have gotten them on the same team!

  91. torontofalcon says: Feb 3, 2013 2:20 PM

    Congrats to AP they got it right with him. And to all the ppl accusing him of PEDs stop hating your just mad AP has the will and work ethic to do something special with his life, unlike you bums.

  92. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 3, 2013 3:12 PM

    “Adrian Peterson takes home league MVP award”

    ..as he should have.
    Giving it to Peyton would have reduced it to a popularity contest…

  93. luccabrazzi says: Feb 3, 2013 3:27 PM

    Congratulations AP, you deserve it! Can’t wait to watch you again next year…

  94. jprcox says: Feb 3, 2013 3:39 PM

    There is no doubt that after making the playoffs, AP is the only player to stand out as most valuable. Without him Vikings go 2-14. With a better passing game and slightly better defense Vikings go to the NFC Champ game.

    He is a game changer.

  95. hurrayforyogapants says: Feb 3, 2013 3:42 PM

    Sadly, I think AD has peaked and we have nothing to show for it, copyright Lombardi, the Vikes wasting AD’s career should go down as one of the biggest travesties in Viking history.

  96. joetoronto says: Feb 3, 2013 6:05 PM

    The jealousy in here is off the hook.

    The kid won it and the kid deserved it, end of story.

  97. tominma says: Feb 3, 2013 8:05 PM

    Hurray:

    It’s VERY hard to win a championship!! Jim Brown only won 1! Was HIS career wasted?? NOPE! He’s still the standard by which other backs are measured. It’s possible that AP will surpass Brown.

    But you have to remember that Brown played 3 seasons with a 12 game season and the other 6 with 14 games season. IN 1963, Brown ran for 1863 yds in a 14 game season, averaging 6.4yds per carry!

    Adrian Peterson will get his just due if he stays healthy and keeps performing. He’s the best Ive seen in a very long time. But as a RB, he cant carry his team to a championship because there are too many other variables!

  98. pappavike says: Feb 4, 2013 2:51 AM

    WOW! Talk is all over the place! Who won it who didn’t He used this He used that! It matters, It doesn’t matter! The way peoples minds work or in some cases doesn’t amazes me always has!! I think we all need to take breath & Get a life Thier the ones playing the games, Not US!!

  99. pack13queens0 says: Feb 4, 2013 8:29 PM

    Looks like the NFL ignored his criminal history. He assaults a police officer, resists arrest & commits perjury in the court of law. Most people would go to prison for doing all 3 but instead Adrian Peterson wins an MVP.

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