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Adrian Peterson Up for FedEx Ground Award

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is up for the FedEx Air & Ground Player of the Week award for the second straight week.

Peterson rushed for 203 yards on 26 carries (7.8 per attempt) and capped the Vikings win with an 80-yard touchdown on his final carry of Minnesota's 30-14 victory over Oakland.

The award is determined through fan voting (visit NFL.com/FedEx to vote).

The other nominees for the Ground award are: Buffalo RB LeSean McCoy and Carolina RB Jonathan Stewart.

The nominees for the Air award are: Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger, Washington QB Kirk Cousins and Arizona QB Carson Palmer.

Voting is scheduled to continue until 2 p.m. (CT) Thursday.

The winners are announced every Thursday afternoon, and FedEx and the NFL will award a $2,000 donation in each player's name to their teams' local area chapters of the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief and preparedness.

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