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Adrian Peterson Named FedEx Ground Player of the Week

Eden Prairie, MN (November 19, 2015) – Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been named the FedEx Ground Player of the Week after his performance in the Vikings 30-14 victory at Oakland last Sunday.

Peterson totaled 203 rushing yards on 26 attempts including an 80-yard rushing score to help seal the win. His 80-yard touchdown was the 18th career touchdown of 40 yards in the regular season, which ties an NFL record (RB Barry Sanders). He also tied an NFL record with his sixth game of 200 or more rushing yards (RB O.J. Simpson).

The six-time Pro Bowler has been honored 15 times as the FedEx Ground Player of the Week, the second most in the award's history (LaDainian Tomlinson, 18 times). His last award-winning performance came in Week 13 of the 2013 season, when he rushed for 211 yards on 35 carries in a 23-20 overtime victory over Chicago at Mall of America Field.   

The Palestine, Texas, native currently ranks first in the NFL in rushing with 195 carries for 961 yards and five touchdowns.

2007    vs. San Diego, 11/4    Week 9
2008    vs. Houston, 11/2    Week 9
2008    vs. Green Bay, 11/9    Week 10
2008    at Arizona, 12/14    Week 15
2009    vs. Cleveland, 9/13    Week 1
2009    vs. Detroit, 11/15    Week 10
2010    vs. Detroit, 9/26    Week 3
2011    vs. Arizona, 10/9    Week 5
2012    vs. Detroit, 11/11    Week 10
2012    at Green Bay, 12/2    Week 13
2012    vs. Chicago, 12/9    Week 14
2013    vs. Pittsburgh, 9/29    Week 4
2013    at Green Bay, 11/24    Week 12
2013    vs. Chicago, 12/01    Week 13
2015    at Oakland, 11/15    Week 10


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