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Peterson Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 24, 2012 – 8:41 am

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson ran for 153 yards and 1 TD on 23 carries against the Arizona Cardinals last week. That performance was good enough to earn him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Randall Liu, the NFL’s Director of NFC Football Communications, announced via Twitter on Wednesday that Peterson was selected for the honor.

This is the 6th time Peterson has earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.


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109 Responses to “Peterson Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week”

  1. By ozzinator on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Fourth!

  2. By VikingFanatic209 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Peterson is much deserving…….excited 2 see him gettn the respect that he is due…..Go Vikes

  3. By megakrab on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats AD!!

  4. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    AP deserves MVP of the year.

  5. By ozzinator on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Titus deserves MVB of the year

  6. By Christian Ponder on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    I deserve to get b!tch slapped by coach Frazier. Man if it weren’t for AP and the defense this team would suck as usual. I’ll try to limit my picks to only 3 per game from now on.

  7. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    “The One” deserves MVP this year…

    Pay Percy !!!…..

    After this season… : )

  8. By meswant on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats AP, you deserve this.

  9. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks OZ– make sure you vote– time to reclaim, resuscitate, rescue and raise this country back to the glory intended by the founders.

  10. By RichardA1 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Congratulations to A.P. Frazier should walk around with a flame thrower putting fire under some of these players butt’s! should be 11 players going all out not one player like A.P. or Percy Harvin!!!!!

  11. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    What’s with the new mailbag headlines? Should we be concerned about our offense? DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. By RichardA1 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Lower the players not going full out to 10 dollars an hour like everybody else for a day and see if they get a little more motivated! Here’s your 200 dollar pay check for the day, instead of 200,000 or 2 million! like they usually get paid!

  13. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    The journalism on this site has a lot to be desired.

  14. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Richard, good idea. Better yet, get paid for performance only– don’t do your job, no pay. A touchdown — all offensive players on that drive get paid.

  15. By Muskyfever on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    I like it Titus, a turn over all Defensive players get paid, big run back from special teams or a long field goal, they get paid. Turn the ball over on O and you lose 1/4 of your pay from you TD pay. I could go on forever… We could make this work…

  16. By Muskyfever on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats AP, glad he got the NFC player of the week. Lets repeat ALL DAY!!!!!

  17. By Parkway on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Then maybe they would actually play with a sense of urgency to score as many touchdowns as they can in the game.

  18. By Muskyfever on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    OOOO you gotta add in the pay 4 play contract that Musgrave can also only get paid if they score, not just the players… Then maybe…just maybe he would start calling some less predictable plays

  19. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Musgrave should get no pay if more than 40% of the scoring is done by the D and special teams.

  20. By Parkway on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    That’s a good one. And no pay if over 40% of our offensive scoring is from field goals.

  21. By Parkway on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    That was a waste of time watching the Pick 6 vid. If I put it on mute, and came up with the most generic PR related responses I could think of I would have been dead on with the responses. Except I think we SHOULD trade Toby finally.

    If he really could be a starter on half the other NFL teams, and we could get a 2nd round or maybe more out of him, then DO IT. He sits on the sideline 99 percent of games when we could get a valuable piece to our team elsewhere. Lets face it, if AP goes down, we aren’t going anywhere with a backup RB even if it is Toby at this point.

  22. By Muskyfever on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    field goals pay special teams only, no Offensive players get paid on field goals. And neither does musgrave, only the special teams coach gets paid.

    Frazier – I think we have a new way to modivate your guys…..!

  23. By Muskyfever on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    I guess it’s too bad that these guys already get “paid for Performance” they ahve their regular game check and then they get game bonuses based on performance.. but still get their check if they do not perform.. so maybe we just start taking chunks when they do something stupid

  24. By BlueBird7 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Still can not say “M-i-t-c-h-e-l-l here.

    Anyway you get the idea. I suggest to Frazier, do not use Backup guy listed above on your Kickoff Return Special Team.. Do not want another Percy Harvin
    kickoff return thrown out. Use Larry Dean. the othet BU Linebacker.

    Also agree with above comments. Dock the pay of players like Marvin.

  25. By demflyboyz on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    I think our Defense when shut Jackson and the other reciever down… againts elite recieevers this year chris cook has limited them to less that 50yards a game… I think we will get another 7 sacks againts the buccanners,

    My predictions is here
    Christian Ponder – 26-37 410 yards 5 tds 1interception
    Adrian peterson 25 carries for 143 yards 2 td’s
    Percy harvin 12 receptions 148 yards 1 td reception and (1 rushing or return)
    Kyle Rudolph 6 receptions 76 yards 1td
    Jerome simpson 7 receptions 126 yards 1 66-yard td reception
    Jarius wright 5 catches for 66 yards 1td
    Stephon burton 2 catches for 28 yard 1td

  26. By Spencer on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    ^^ Lol.

  27. By demflyboyz on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Wats funnt abt what I said spencer

  28. By demflyboyz on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    It would be very nice to see Harrison Smith get another pick 6 this week..
    Him and Robinson should get a interception this week.

  29. By Spencer on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Those stats are just unrealistic.

  30. By demflyboyz on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    How is it unrealistic.. when ap is the best rb in the league..
    Percy does it almst every week
    Simpson is capleble of doing it and jarius might be able to show his talent tommorrow with carlson inactive….
    And plus the bucs pass defense sucks

  31. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder needs to get back on track…

    The passing game is the only phase of the Vikings game that has improved very little since last season…

    Mainly because of poor performance from the WR’s (outside of Harvin)…

    Defense is much better…

    Secondary has been very good…

    Offensive line is doing much better…

    LB’s are doing better as a whole…

    Running game is doing fine…

    Ponder has shown growth…But has been trying to do a little too much the past few games, making a few poor decisions, or holding onto the ball to long…Instead of throwing it out of bounds…Just some little things needed to get back on track going forward…

    WR’s STINK !!!…(outside of Harvin of course)…What makes matters worse…

    Why are there no CHANGES at WR the position ???

    Simpson being out is no excuse !!!…

    This offense needs to get going !!!…

    The difficult half of the schedule is coming up after the Tampa Bay game…

    Something needs to happen, to stretch the field on offense…And soon…

  32. By GrandDaddyPurp on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    PAY PERCY!

  33. By BlueBird7 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    GrandDaddyPurp

    NO WORRIES says the same thing. ??

  34. By BlueBird7 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil2012

    I watched my tape of the Cardinal game again. Ponder didn’t do so hot.

    Everybody already knows that. I think he will be trying extra hard in Thursday’s game to get back on track. I sure hope so.

    Can’t lay it all on Percy and Adrian now can we.

  35. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_21845581/minnesota-vikings-5-keys-thursdays-game-vs-falcons

  36. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    The link above says Falcons…

    But it is the Bucs game…

  37. By liito on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Peterson, Harvin, Greenway, Winfield, etc… they are awesome. We’d like also to hear from the wide receivers’ coach and perhaps, less of Kluwe. Thanks.

  38. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Check out this chat on Sandseveres huddle…

    It almost sounds just like my last blog…

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/10/24/sanseveres-huddle-ponder-better-step-it-up-or-else/

  39. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    BB7…Yep…Ponder was frazzled..But the Cards did have a heck of a pass rush…

    Ponder didn’t have much time to throw…

    Better days ahead for Ponder…

  40. By Wobbs 1 ~ Titus 0 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    The clear advantages of playing at home, on a short week….

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_21847871/thursday-night-football-get-car-crash-then-play

  41. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Had to have some fun Titus…I put up that column… ; )

    I was thinking of your post yesterday with Wobby…When I read that article…

  42. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I was not denying that there can be an advantage to not traveling on a short week– but I denied Wobbles limited and redundant responses which lacked any coherency or force– poor argument.

    AND IN RESPONSE to your post– they said most teams flying lose– well DUH– they are the visiting team. To truly study this, there needs a lot more analysis. I stick with my original point– these are professionals who travel for half their games every season. Any advantage should be moot– they said the Giants won as an exception– no, they won cause they were the better team, Period.

    Titus 503, Wobbles 2

  43. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Look at where they rank the Vikings– and the scores they give our D , O, etc- and our QB.

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/sports-NFLpowerrankingswk7/?cid=hero_media

  44. By TheHighschoolChamp on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    AP MVP. Check out this video if your into gaming its people you should check out

  45. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Well I am with you Titus…

    I think the Packers and Bears are overrated..

    Time will tell the story there…

  46. By missed the boat on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    a good qb could take us to the superbowl. Ponder will prevent the team from a wildcard bid

  47. By john on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    bears didnt look that good,lions turn it over 3 times in red zone,lions kicked there buts but didnt get the win

  48. By sandiamond on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    lol at Titus! no furking clue on travel for a living, other than his own vacations

  49. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond, I beg your pardon? the part about no clue was directed at Wobbles, I take it. (Better be.)

  50. By sandiamond on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    I only read parts of the conversation but I already knew Wobs is correct. An NFL player has a traveling job not sightseeing Titus!!

  51. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond, you should know by now I am not a buffoon. So stop the narrow wisecracks. You are correct, though– they have a job which requires extensive travel– EXACTLY my point. This is part of their job. There is no disadvantage to travelling– only in playing away vs at home. STOP THE INSANITY.

  52. By vikingology1 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats AP-you da man!!!!!!!!!!

  53. By sandiamond on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    This short week is definitely out of routine for the Bucs which should make a difference in preparation for the game. Planes , trains and luggage will wear you down both mentality and physically

  54. By H.M.G. on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Was it even close?
    Adrian is the best player in the game.
    Yes better then those overpaid school girls known as QBs.

  55. By sandiamond on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    ‏@AdamSchefter

    Given the short week, no surprise teams are combining to average nearly 8 points fewer on Thursday games than games played Sunday and Monday

  56. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Home team advantage on short week..Another report…

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/175705711.html

  57. By Spencer on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Amen Sandiamond. Agree with you 100%

  58. By vikes or die on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    I am really amazed to see how this team is getting better and better weak in and weak out. We have 53 players on this team. Not just one, two, or three. Over all, with our offense, defense, and special teams, we are one of the strongest teams in the league. If all three phases peak in December, look out!

  59. By sandiamond on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s Go! low-scoring game,ponder 125 passing yds who cares !
    win is a win and time for a break

  60. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Sandiamond– this is not Sandy on a road trip carrying bags and going through metal detectors! HA HA HA HA. These guys have their own plane with all the amenities– all their stuff is transported for them. You and Spencer are Laurel and Hardy reincarnated.

  61. By Immure on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats to A.P. dudes a beast and I hope he continues to stay healthy and be productive.

    Anyways a little off topic but do you any of think Grrenway makes the pro bowl this year.

  62. By RichardA1 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Since the Vikes have the purple people eaters in there lineage should we all be wearing giant purple teeth! everyone in the stands big fake teeth,,,preparing to eat!

  63. By BlueBird7 on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    RichardA1

    Kind of like that one. Ready to chew on a QB, huh!

    Watch Ponder try to maike up for last Sunday! Just don’t try to hard.

  64. By T.HARRIS on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    GTD-GET TOUGH DEFENSE-VIKES ON 3,123…VIKES.

  65. By Viking33 on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    No Picks for Ponder = Win for the Vikes!

  66. By PA25P on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Some people on this blog wouldn’t be happy if we didn’t win the Super Bowl by 40 points.

    This team is a lot better than expected and is getting better each game. But we still havn’t played the tough part of the schedule. BUT so far we hold tie breakers on everybody but the ### #### Bears. I will be watching from Row 17 just like I have for every home game plus row 2 at Washington, DC.

  67. By Kathy P on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats go out to AP!!! You are the man of the week and possibly the year. BUT, I have to say you and Percy make a wonderful tagteam duo. We are so thankful you were able to come through your surgery and doing so great this year. You have determination/grit within you and everyone can see it in every play that you make. You really are an inspiration for most kids that wait to see a “true professional at his best”.

  68. By northwoodsv2 on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Demfly – Jarius won’t be subbing for Carlson. Ellison will.

  69. By AP fumble all day on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Lets ride the AP train all the way to the playoffs so he can fumble another one in a big game.

  70. By H.M.G. on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Really?
    The guy came back from one of the if not the worst injury a RB can get and you want to knock on him.
    Go to the corner now!

  71. By Muskyfever on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Ap fumble all day… Personally dude, I miss the days where AP fumbled 20 times and we were 12 and 4… averaging 37 pts a game and only 8 INT’s all year. SInce then he has dropped the rock maybe 6 times.

    You are offically in timeout! don’t come out till mommy tells you OK?

  72. By RichardA1 on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    No fumble all day! lets all meet at the dome right now and work ourselves into a out of control frenzy, come game time the whole stadium filled will be a out of control mad house…..police may need to be called!!!!!!!!!

  73. By H.M.G. on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings or Buccaneers who is more deadly?
    Easy Vikings would slaughter them little girly earring wearing DBAGS!
    Vikings 30- Bucs 23

  74. By H.M.G. on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Lets steal their ships and continue to sail towards dominates.

  75. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    What an asinine thing to say– rip on AP? Get out of here and go to Green Bay where you belong– sit on a stool in their downtown saloons drinking Meisterbrau out of sliver thin aluminum cans, reminiscing about the good ol days of fish fry’s and ice fishing in the raw.

  76. By Spencer on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    GameDay.

  77. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    What channel? I will miss the first half –

  78. By BlueBird7 on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus

    On the NFL channel. 7:20 CDT.

  79. By BlueBird7 on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    That is channel 20 in this neck of the woods. Cable in SW Minnie.

  80. By BlueBird7 on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Wobschall

    Where is the injury report?

  81. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Bluebird I am in the cities– about a half block from Minneapolis and a mile from Lake Calhoun– and no cable. Must be channel nine. Let me look it up.

  82. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Oh man, almost had a heart attack– thought it was not on local TV. It is on channel 11– phew!

  83. By BlueBird7 on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus

    NFL Network

    Ridio—kfan (fm–100.3

    sirius –93

  84. By BlueBird7 on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Titus

    I could almost hear you yelling, and thought the game had started!

  85. By BlueBird7 on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, thats right, you don’t yell.

    But you do snort. seen that myself, when you get after some Rednecks

  86. By RichardA1 on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    It’s electric, I can feel it, the Vikes aint gonna let up this time, them bouys getting serious!

  87. By Muskyfever on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Really it is on Channel 11????? I thought it was NFL network only????

    Dosen’t matter I have both, but still

  88. By Muskyfever on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    If we win this (which we better) we will start to get more repect around the league than we have so far this year. Ending at 6-2 for the first half of the season is HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Vikes need to prove that we are a force to be reconned with at home and on the road. After tonight we only play three more games at home. Against the Lion, Bears and Packers. The we play Bears in CHI, Packers in GB, Seahawks IN Seattle, and Texans in Houston… OUCHERS

  89. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, chaneel 11– I will be at the U of MN though till 8– better get the VCR ready.

  90. By demflyboyz on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Northwood
    I know he want be subbin for carlson.. because carlson is a tight end… but jarius wright will be active on the 53 man roster since carlson will be inactive with a concussion

  91. By Frederick Jones on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Yo Adrian!!!

  92. By Frederick Jones on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    FredDogg’s campaign:

    All I had to do was turn on the TV, and I immediately saw 4 or 5 shows about QBs!

    Hey, if I watched the game, I know what the guy did, tell me something I don’t know!

    This is an issue I have been harping on for several years. I know you have to talk about the QB.

    But don’t obsess, give credit where credit is due. The O LINE deserves more credit than the QB.

    This post or similar ones will run until someone admits that they “get it.”

  93. By Frederick Jones on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Did anyone notice how Kalil led the way on most of A.D.’s 153 yards. He was out there!!!

    Charlie Johnson helped make that left side formidable. He made some blocks for the run!

    The Count de Monte Fusco made some running game blocks.

  94. By Frederick Jones on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    *FredDogg’s campaign:

    All I had to do was turn on the TV, and I immediately saw 4 or 5 shows about QBs!

    Hey, if I watched the game, I know what the guy did, tell me something I don’t know!

    This is an issue I have been harping on for several years. I know you have to talk about the QB.

    But don’t obsess, give credit where credit is due. The O LINE deserves more credit than the QB.

    This post or similar ones will run until someone admits that they “get it.”

  95. By Frederick Jones on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    A.D. had holes as wide as HWY 494 on some of those runs because of Kalil !

  96. By Frederick Jones on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    **FredDogg’s campaign:

    All I had to do was turn on the TV, and I immediately saw 4 or 5 shows about QBs!

    Hey, if I watched the game, I know what the guy did, tell me something I don’t know!

    This is an issue I have been harping on for several years. I know you have to talk about the QB.

    But don’t obsess, give credit where credit is due. The O LINE deserves more credit than the QB.

    This post or similar ones will run until someone admits that they “get it.”

  97. By Digger on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Mike W, not if it is just me or this website. But non of the videos are loading to be able to watch. Please look into this. I have checked other websites and my computer plays videos and loads videos just fine.

  98. By dogboy on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Titus,
    I thought I told you to stay off here. No one is interested in your pseudo football intelligence, mostly because you come off as an idiot. what right do you have to insult anyone? Shorten the name, get smarter on your comments, and never cut down the journalist. I can, you can’t.

  99. By dogboy on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    I am also a cur..

  100. By dogboy on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Ok Titus, I apologize because at least you seem to be a Vikes fan.- Carry on, but shorten the name : Titus is fine.

  101. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    dogboy needs a hug.

  102. By RichardA1 on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Hey there’s this strange ship docked in our harbor, unanounced, time to send them on there way unhappy!

  103. By Im a "real" Doctor on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Is dogboy a werewolf or somethin’?

  104. By Spencer on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Aye what time does the inactive list get released? (EST)

  105. By Parkway on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Vikes- 23 Bucs- 17

  106. By Ozzinator on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Good to see the mighty FredDogg is back!

  107. By Bigfan1 on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Trade Ponder, management will keep him like Dallas and Jets have kept their quarterbacks at the expense of the team. I just can’t figure out this club at all, they fluctuate like the thermometer in Minny up and down.

  108. By 7drumthunder on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is definitely NOT the answer, get him out of there in fact he pretty much has STUNK it up the last 4 games! Our team is paying for an inadequate QB and now Frazier will stick up for him, enough is enough. You either have it in this league or you don’t and Ponder does not have it!

  109. By puckertrucker on Oct 26, 2012 | Reply

    To the Management of the Vikings: It is time to get rid of your lousy head coach Stupid L. Frazier and to put Creepy C. Ponder either on the bench or on waivers he is a lousy QB and will only drag this team to the depths of Dispare there was a second QB named Joe Webb Why didn’t your crummy coach put him in. I’ve been a fan of The Vikings since 1961 but your team has sunk to new low depths with Frazier as Head Coach Get Rid of him or lose another 1000 fans or so Mr. Wilf you have the money get rid of Frazier, he is a dip Sh…It coach and does not belong in the NFL. The One and Only Pucker Trucker!!!!!!!!Skol Fans

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