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Peterson surfaces

12/28/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

MINNEAPOLIS -- This is why you have Adrian Peterson. Minnesota's tailback managed 11 yards -- and one fumble -- on his first eight carries Sunday, but just took a third-down run 67 yards for a touchdown here at the Metrodome.

Peterson shook off the fumble and an undisclosed injury that forced him to limp off the field in the first quarter. He broke through the right side of the Vikings' line for his longest run of the season, despite a noticeable hitch in his gait, to give his team a 10-0 lead.