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Peterson excels no matter conditions, tactics

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Adrian Peterson has had runs of 50 yards or more in five of the last six games, and the only common component is Peterson. Defenses have tried different tactics and the offensive formations have varied. We review the Peterson damage of late.

It doesn't seem anything works in trying to stop Adrian Peterson from getting explosive running plays. Against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Peterson accounted for two of the Vikings' top three longest plays and four of the top six, and it didn't matter how much the Bears tried to crowd the line of scrimmage. Peterson had rushes of 51 yards, 16, yards, 15 yards and 14 yards. Each of them came on...

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