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Adrian Peterson named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

By Vikings Tickets | Posted Wednesday, November 7

Star Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his 296 yards rushing performance in last Sundays win over the San Diego Chargers. Peterson set a new NFL record, breaking former Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis' mark of 295 set in 2003.

"It's an honor and it says a lot about those guys blocking for me in the line and the receivers doing a great job sealing the edge," Peterson said. "I'm humbled to have the rushing record, but more importantly it comes in a win that we really needed to get the second half of the season started the right way."

This is the second time this season that Peterson has been selected as the NFC Offensive Player of the Week; he also earned the honor for his 224 yard performance at Soldier Field vs. Chicago. He currently leads the NFL in rushing with 1,036 yards.  It's nice to have a star player to brag about in Vikings country. Congrats Adrian, well deserved!