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Vikings are more than just Peterson

Minnesota superstar sits 208 yards from record, but his team dominates Texans

Originally Published: December 23, 2012
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- The Minnesota Vikings learned a valuable lesson during what was the worst game by star running back Adrian Peterson in the past eight weeks. They really can be more than just a one-man team. Their quarterback is capable of stepping up in big moments, particularly with a playoff bid on the line. Their defense can't be forgotten, either. On the road and facing a potent offense, the Vikings proved they could shut down an elite team.

So Sunday's 23-6 victory over the Houston ...

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