For the fouth time in his career -- and the second time as a Viking -- Adrian Peterson will grace the cover of "Sports Illustrated" this week. Peterson is of course in the midst of maybe the best year of his career as he closes in on both the 2,000 yard mark and Eric Dickerson's all-time single-season rushing record of 2,105. Peterson has rushed for 1,812 yards through 14 games this season and is a big reason why the Vikings are in the thick of the playoff chase in the NFC, currently holding down the final Wild Card position.
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