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Peterson's injury a big deal?

Quarterback carousel aside, another thing appears to be plaguing the Minnesota Vikings: Adrian Peterson's hamstring, which he says has been ailing him for more than a month. The reigning MVP and 2,000-yard rusher doesn't expect to miss time, but he seems to have been slowed by the whole thing (just 511 rushing yards in seven games). Will he bounce back? Is a top ball carrier even that critical in today's NFL?

Adrian Peterson says he has been dealing with a hamstring issue for four or five weeks. How better would the Vikings be right now with a healthy Peterson?

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  • Will Adrian Peterson have another 2,000-yard season?

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  • Which is the biggest problem with the Vikings' offense?

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  • How many games will the Vikings (1-6) win this season?

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  • Who is the best running back in the NFL?

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  • Adrian Peterson is fifth in the NFC in rushing. Where will he finish this season?

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  • How important is having a top running back in today's NFL?

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