The Vikings picked up a huge win on the road in St. Louis last weekend, and that win was the product of many great individual efforts. Two individuals who contributed to that win – RB Adrian Peterson and K Blair Walsh – have been nominated for a trio of weekly awards and Vikings fans can cast their votes to bring the honors home.
Peterson joins Houston’s Arian Foster and Denver’s Knowshon Moreno as finalists for the FedEx NFL Ground Player of the Week award. Peterson rushed for 212 yards and 1 TD on 24 carries. Fans can vote for the award on NFL.com/FedEx from 8 a.m. CT on Tuesday through 2 p.m. CT on Friday to determine the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week. The winner will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.
With his 212-yard performance, Peterson took another step toward becoming just the 7th player to rush for 2,000 yards as well as the NFL’s single-season rushing mark. Along with rookie QB Kirk Cousins lifting the Redskins into 1st place with a win on the road in Cleveland and the San Francisco 49ers surviving a 2nd-half rally by the Patriots on Sunday Night Football, Peterson’s pursuit of history has been nominated as a finalist for the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week. Fans can vote for Peterson on NFL.com/gmc through Friday at 2 p.m. CT. The winner will be announced Friday during NFL Network’s “Around the League” show and then posted on NFL.com.
Finally, Walsh has been named a finalist for Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Week honors after going 5 of 5 on FGs against the Rams, including 3 of 3 on FGs from 50+ yards to raise his season total for 50+ yards FGs to 8 (tied for an NFL record). Also nominated for the award were Cousins, San Francisco’s LaMichael James, Miami’s Ryan Tannehill and Seattle’s Russell Wilson.
Fans can vote for Walsh on NFL.com/rookies beginning Tuesday at 8 a.m. CT and ending on Friday at 2 p.m. CT. The Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Week will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.
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