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Sunday, January 4, 2009
All good things come to those who wait...

By Kevin Seifert

Posted by's Kevin Seifert

MINNEAPOLIS -- Adrian Peterson likes to speak of his game in these terms: Famine, famine, feast. That's pretty much what's happened here in the early going at the Metrodome.

Peterson gained 10 yards on his first six carries, but just broke away for a 40-yard touchdown run to give the Vikings a 7-6 lead with 11:05 left in the second quarter.

Peterson already has had an interesting game, having absorbed a brutal hit on his neck from Philadelphia safety Brian Dawkins. That play knocked him out of the game for a series, but he turned a beautiful cutback move on the Eagles defense and then sprinted toward the left pylon for the score.

For those keeping track, it was the longest touchdown run in Vikings postseason history.