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Peterson Up For FedEx Award

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 28, 2010 – 12:47 pm

Adrian Peterson ripped through the Detroit Lions defense  last Sunday to the tune of 160 rushing yards and 2 TDs on 23 carries, a performance that led the Vikings to a 24-10 victory at Mall of America Field.

That performance has also earned him consideration for the Week 3 FedEx Ground Player of the Week award. Fans can click on this link to vote for Peterson, who is now the NFC’s leading rusher and is ranked 2nd in the NFL.

Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 8:00 a.m. CTon Tuesday through 11:00 a.m. CT on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com. New this year, fans will be able to keep tabs on the achievements of their favorite Air & Ground players (and others) with the NFL Milestone Tracker, presented by FedEx.

Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. As part of the Air & Ground program, FedEx continues its support of Safe Kids USA by making weekly $2,000 donations in each of the winning players’ names. The funding, allocated to local Safe Kids coalitions in that team’s city, is used for pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year, from upgraded crosswalks and safety signs to traffic barriers and educational training.


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22 Responses to “Peterson Up For FedEx Award”

  1. By Malte on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Chris Johnson is overrated.. He only makes important (and the long) runs, when the game already is decidet.. If it waren’t for that one long run against raiders he would have been nearly a nonfactor in 2 straight games

  2. By kcheetohon on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Wrong picture of Adrian Peterson on NFL.com website for Fedex Ground player of the week candiates…Someone fix please-It is not showing Adrian Peterson…Can’t believe they don’t know what Adrian loooks like..

  3. By fire childress on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    well folks, since the vikings never addressed the need for a number 1 receiver, it may well be too late for the Vikings when Rice returns in game 8. we will not even be in the hunt by then. why wasn’t this issue addressed? another year, another year without a superbowl win. Chicago has the schedule to go 7-0. we will get 3rd place in the North, because we didn’t address the issue and get V. Jackson

  4. By CarterMossReed on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    This guy ap is just one talented superhuman special player forget about his fumbles he will be in h.o.f one day. So happy we drafted Peterson what a one of a kind classic back.

  5. By larry2 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with fire childress. The receiver issue will be the reason for the demise of the Vikes this year. I don’ care if the Vikes had 3 wks to prepare for the Jets. You can’t teach a guy to catch (Berrian,Baskett)over a bye week. Baskett was signed because he’s 6’4″ and familiar with the offense. Whatever!!! So was Javon Walker and Logan Payne. If Revis plays they will put him on Harvin, double Shank and stack the line. Game over!!!!!!!

  6. By fire childress on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    vikings management knew about Rice’s hip last winter, Marshall was available and they never bothered to pick him up either. Miami picks up Marshall and he alone is half of their offense.instead we pick up Baskett, a sub-par receiver for now a sub-par offense as it is now. bring back Bobby Wade (kidding) why don’t they fire Chilly and bring in a coach who know’s whats going on

  7. By Woodboat on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    They did try to get Jackson, but AJ Smith wouldn’t budge on his asking price, which was way too high. He tried to hi-jack the Vikes and they wouldn’t stand for it. This wasn’t Childress’ fault.

    Hank Baskett was, however. They already have a fast guy, and tall doesn’t mean you can catch (Troy Williamson). They should have just activated Payne of the practice squad if all they could come up with was Baskett.

    I wonder if Walker has a medical issue.

  8. By Carl K on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I am not so sure if the management really knew about Rice’s injury. Rosenhaus and Rice were trying to negotiate a new contract… so I think they were playing this injury down until they got something signed. The business side of the game can be ugly. I believe Rosenhaus played a big role in this mess… and the fact that the NFL doesn’t have a CBA in place slowed this whole mess down. Rosenhaus was the one that broke the news of Rice’s injury back when Chris Carter was dogging on Rice for not going to the Fitzgerald camp.
    I disagree that Chicago will run away with the division title. The Vikings can just as easily run the table on the last nine games!! Don’t give up yet.

  9. By Carl K on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Peterson is a beast and he is back. He wants to be #1 agian… and I think he is ready to prove it. Feed him the ball and let him run!

  10. By Rogerthevikefan on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Barry Sanders and Tiki Barber both had fumble issuse. Barry is in the H.O.F and Tiki will soon be in it. So that means AP will be a future H.O.F. Petey will be known as the greatest running back ever. He will break 2000 yards this year and will run for over 300 yards in a game this year. Get him a long term deal now. Keep him a Viking FOREVER.

  11. By Bleedin Purple on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Do you think Favre would have come back if he had known Rice was injured? Would have been much easier to say no I’m sure. Alot of factors went into keeping that quiet. For the record we offer the chargers exactly what they asked for on the VJ issue. “The Lord of No Rings” never had any intentions of trading him he wants him to sit out the whole season. Which is stupid cause now he wont get jack for him cause hes a free agent at the end of the year.

    Bottom line the Vikes are off to a rough start, but will finish strong.

  12. By VIKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    It seems like a broken record every year, the coaches running the team and they just dont get it. The play calling is bad ,what ever happend to a screen to stop the blitz? The line cant get it done, we needed a top rcvr since the staff knew about rice. After last year with the team they had when i saw the schedule this year before the season i said alright ! we are in good shape , but then the bug hit again. Turmoil, lack of play calling, the o line cant block, no one to throw the ball to and it all adds up to ,i hate to say it but,another year of promise down the drain.

  13. By meswant on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Way to go AP!!!!! You are talented!!!

    As for v. jackson, even if we got him, he would be unable to play for at least 3 games, we needed someone in the beginning. I do not agree with Rice waiting till Carter called him out before saying he had an injury. Contract talks or not, Rice has serious talent & the Vikings wanted Favre. There was no way they would not bring him back since he was Favre’s #1. Bad call for Rice to make. Hope he is happy sitting out.

  14. By viking/lakers P and G on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    i agree with viking fan in new hampshire the play calling is BAD REAL BAD!!!!the 0 line can’t get it done ! to SLOW i’m in RIVERSIDE CA. and i know what your going to DO RUN RUN 3 and 8 THROW? you thing defences DON’T KNOW DAT !!!!!!! MAYBE THE WILDCAT?? DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. By GOLDVIKE on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    IF YOU WANT TO WIN RUN ALLDAY ALLDAY!!!

  16. By viking/lakers P and G on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    hey goidvike if the vikings wan’t to win games you got to score a lot of points THEN you could run run the ball all DAY! to kill the clock GAME OVER!! NEVER DIE VIKING FAN ! SO. CAL.

  17. By Mac3 on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    If the offensive coordinator involves Hank in the game, I have faith Hank will step up to the plate and play very well. Seems like many people on these boards have nothing good to say about him. I really hope he proves you wrong. He’s a hard/dedicated worker, and strives to play the best of his ability in every game. If he’s involved, he’ll do good. It would nice to see some of those sour Vikings fans support their players as opposed to criticizing them. Oh, and don’t even go there about Hank losing the Super Bowl for the Colts. If you think the Super Bowl hinged on that one play, you’re sadly mistaken. Stop crying and support your team.

  18. By Mississippi boy on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    Mac3…..it’s called REALITY!It’s called HISTORY & RECORD!Waste Baskett was cut for a reason.Great…he works up to his maximum ability…which happens to be
    sub par…NOT A NUMBER 1 reciever or #2 or #3.

  19. By Mac3 on Oct 2, 2010 | Reply

    He may not be a #1, 2 or 3 receiver, but he’ll help the team if he’s involved in the game plan. And just maybe he’ll become that #1, 2 or 3 receiver. If not #1, then 2 or 3. Give the dude a chance before blasting him with all the negativity.
    I believe he’ll be fine. Not perfect, but fine!

  20. By TWVIKE on Oct 3, 2010 | Reply

    M.V.P.=ADRIAN PETERSON. HE IS THE BEST, PERIOD………………………………………………………………………………………..!

  21. By Dan Bailey on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Please bring Randy home!

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