PETERSON OFFENSIVE POY

PETERSON OFFENSIVE POY
February 2, 2013, 8:24 pm
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2007, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) moves the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. Peterson has won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Player of the Year award just one year after major knee surgery. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

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Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson went from major knee surgery to dominating voting in The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Player of the Year award.

It helps that he rushed for 2,109 yards, 9 short of Eric Dickerson's record.

Peterson had 36 of 50 votes; Denver quarterback Peyton Manning had eight.

Peterson scored 12 touchdowns rushing and averaged 6.0 yards per carry.

- Barry Wilner

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