Peterson Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 13, 2012 – 7:07 am

Adrian Peterson carried the ball 31 times against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, racking up 154 yards and scoring 2 TDs on the day. His performance led to a crucial Vikings victory that moved them to 7-6 and keeps them alive in the NFC playoff hunt with just 3 games to play. That performance also earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week Honors.

In his 6th season from Oklahoma, this is Peterson’s 7th career Player of the Week Award and his 2nd of this season (Week 7). He leads all active RBs with 7 career Player of the Week Awards. The performance was his 13th career 150-yard rushing game, the most among active players. Peterson also now has 7 consecutive 100-yard rushing games, the longest streak in team history, and he’s on pace to rush for a career-high 1,969 yards. If Peterson can average 133.3 rushing yards per game over the final 3 contests, he’ll become just the 7th RB in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards.

This season, Peterson has rushed for 1,600 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 6.04 yards per carry, making him just the 3rd player in NFL history to rush for at least 1,600 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 6.0+ yards per carry in his team’s first 13 games (Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Brown in 1963 and O.J. Simpson in 1973 are the others). Also, Peterson has joined LaDainian Tomlinson as the only players in NFL history to rush for at least 10 touchdowns in each of his first 6 seasons.

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10 Responses to “Peterson Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week”

  1. By OTKalil2012 on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply


    Vikings 16…Rams 10….

    “Air Blair” comes up big for the Vikes in this one !!!…;-)

  2. By Bigfan1 on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats to AD. I sure hope he gets MVP all of the broadcasters and present and former NFLers have to agree that no one has ever done what AP has done and the Vikes would definitely not be where they currently are without him. But like AP would say it doesn’t matter as long as the Vikings win. What an attitude.

  3. By BlueBird7 on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Peterson needs 506 yards in the last three games of this year.

    This will break Iric D-ickerson’s one year record of 2105 yards! GO AP !

  4. By odark30 on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Rams with no rushing TDs as RB Steven Jackson mostly held in check. AP with 150 plus yards. Vikes win 21-10

  5. By MuskyFever on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    I think the only way AP gets the MVP is one of two ways. Either he hits 2,000 and we make the playoffs. OR, he breaks the single season rushing record that E. D-ickerson currently holds.

    If one of those two scenarios happen, I believe in my heart that he gets MVP. and come back player of the year. But if niether happens, I see it going to P. Manning.

    I want AP to get it obviously. I am slightly parshall though… but only slightly.. ;-)

  6. By MuskyFever on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    I think to win we are going to need AP to run for 175+ and at least two TD’s.

    He needs to average 166 over the next three games. If he does that than he will break the single season rushing record. I say he gets a good chunk during this weeks game. At elast 175. possible upwards towards 200. That would be a great help for the record. Regardless of where we are at the end of the year I say we play the crud out of AP and let him try to get the record.

    SKOL VIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but more importantly SKOL ALL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. By vikingbob136 on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Enjoy AP every Sunday because it can’t last forever.He is already making a path to the HOF.Life of a running back is too short.
    Steven Jackson is just about done. I don’t see him on the Rams next year.

  8. By Vikingsfan on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Peterson Will get the record. My prediction… Ponder throws for at least 200 yards and 2 Touchdowns while AP runs for over 160 yards which will give us a win and a fighting chance for a playoff spot.

  9. By billy bob on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    hi Zach Boris

  10. By billy bob on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply


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