The Free Press, Mankato, MN


November 15, 2012

Adrian Peterson's recovery giving Vikings hope


The victory over the Lions last weekend was crucial for the team's psyche, with a three-game losing streak going into the break a sure sign of disaster. They also hope to get Percy Harvin back from a sprained left ankle.

"You go into a three-game skid into the bye, I don't know if guys come back so focused," Allen said. "I'll be honest, I don't know if I come back so focused. You have a whole week to sit there and wonder what if and then you start questioning things. ... to come back and answer the way we did and play in a dominant fashion, it really boosts guys' confidence."

Seeing No. 28 in purple rack up yards and touchdowns has done wonders for the team's outlook as well, and it's no surprise that the Vikings are starting their "Adrian For MVP" campaign.

"I haven't seen all the guys around the league, but it's hard for me to imagine a guy doing more for his football team than what Adrian has done for our team," Frazier said. "And the fact that he has been so dominant over the course of the season. He's pulling away with his domination as a runner."


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