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Adrian Peterson, Harrison Smith Up For Weekly Awards

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 23, 2012 – 6:05 am

Adrian Peterson and Harrison Smith both logged sensational performances in the Vikings 21-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and for doing so they’ve been nominated for a pair of weekly awards. You have a chance to bring the award home by voting for each of them.

In rushing for 153 yards and 1 TD on 23 carries, Peterson has been named a finalist for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week honors. Also named as finalists for the award were Pittsburgh’s Jonathan Dwyer (122 yards on 17 carries) and Tennessee’s Chris Johnson (195 yards and 2 TDs on 18 carries).

After grabbing his first career INT and returning it 31 yards for a TD to go along with 5 tackles, Smith has been named a finalist for Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week honors. Also named as finalists for the award were New England’s Dont’a Hightower, Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck, Tampa Bay’s Doug Martin and Washington’s Alfred Morris.

Fans can vote for Petreson by going to NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through 3 p.m. EST on Friday. The winner in this category will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.

Fans can vote for Smith by going to NFL.com/rookies beginning Tuesday at 9 A.M. ET and ending on Friday at 3 P.M. ET. The winner in this category will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.


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8 Responses to “Adrian Peterson, Harrison Smith Up For Weekly Awards”

  1. By BlueBird7 on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    Smith is great..Still, would have liked Harvin’s name mentioned.

  2. By vikingbob136 on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    My mom is up for the Chunky Soup mom of the week.
    She did my brothers laundry after his vacation.
    Don’t forget to vote for the Oscar Mayer cop award in your neighborhood!

  3. By Muskyfever on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    They are both BEASTS!!!!!!!!!

    Harvin gets all the credit as it is (not saying he dosen’t deserve it) just saying maybe someone else can have the lime light for a week. I’m glad that the person is Smith

  4. By Muskyfever on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    Simth has been playing lights out and with extreme Intensity since day one. He is giong to be pro bowl caliber for many many years with us. Keep him around and our Secondary will be FEARD. This is a great player who will be a big Star in this league if he even plays half as good as he has been

  5. By BlueBird7 on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ya, you betcha, I like watching H. Smith tear into the Bad Guys! He should make it this time around. Will be watching for it.

  6. By Rudso on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    We saw a lot of promise from Harrison Smith. Good instincts, sound tackler, always around the ball, hard hitter, good coverage skills, and now we know he can catch and take it to the house!

    Both first interceptions by Josh Robinson and Harrison Smith have been clutch INTs as well. Robinson closed out the game vs 49ers with his and Smith basically opened up the game for the Vikings to win vs. Cardinals.

    I might be getting a little to excited, but considering that Troy P. and Ed Reed are getting close to their final football playing days and how Harrison Smith has been playing………………..I see Smith a Top 3 Safety by his 3rd if not 4th year in the NFL. Freakin beast that white boy is!

    I can’t wait to until the Vikings play Packers and Bears so we can show them our new “anti-air-attack-missles” in Smith and Robinson.

  7. By Muskyfever on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    Rudso – I like the “anit-air-attack-missles”! I also agree with you 100% about Smith becoming a top 3 saftey in the league

  8. By Wayne1970 on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    We have needed a smash mouth safety like Harrison Smith for a very long time. He plays with reckless abandon. Great draft pick. You can see him getting better from week to week.

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