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Adrian Peterson starts at RB

Updated: September 9, 2012, 9:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Running back Adrian Peterson started in the Vikings' season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday just over nine months after tearing two ligaments in his left knee.

Peterson rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in Minnesota's 26-23 overtime victory.

He scored his first touchdown of the season just before halftime, rushing the ball into the end zone from 3 yards out. He scored another touchdown in the third quarter, this time on a 2-yard run.

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