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Can Adrian Peterson break running back MVP drought?

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11:23 AM ET 11.17 | A.P. has heard plenty of chatter about his ACL and MCL, but his YDS, YCO and OMG production are trending toward MVP. In a pass-prevalent league ruled by marquee quarterbacks, Adrian Peterson is building a case to become the first NFL running back since San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006 to win the sport's most valuable player award. The odds are more discouraging than the eight- and nine-man fronts the Vikings' punishing ball carrier routinely has shredded racking up an NFL-leading 1,128 yards rushing through 10 games, a 5.8-yard average that has Peterson on pace for a career-high 1,805.

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November 17, 2012  11:25 AM ET

Nope, Bro.

November 17, 2012  11:42 AM ET

This year's will MVP vote be ruled by yet another marquee quarterback.

Comeback player of the year? Maybe...

November 17, 2012  11:46 AM ET

If he keeps this up and the Vikings make the playoffs, it's a possibility! He's had an amazing year!

November 17, 2012  12:03 PM ET

Can Adrian Peterson break running back MVP drought?

If he keeps up this pace he should but he won't.

November 17, 2012  12:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Comeback player of the year? Maybe...

Hell - ol' Peyton might win that too.

November 17, 2012  01:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

This year's will MVP vote be ruled by yet another marquee quarterback.Comeback player of the year? Maybe...

Manning AP will finish 2nd in both the MVP and Comeback and share the backfield with Lynch on the 1st team

November 17, 2012  01:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If he keeps this up and the Vikings make the playoffs, it's a possibility! He's had an amazing year!

So has your boy Johnny but he ain't winning the Heisman

November 17, 2012  01:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

So has your boy Johnny but he ain't winning the Heisman

Or be the best defense in the nation >>>>
>>>>
>>>>

November 17, 2012  02:11 PM ET

Ah yes Peterson can!!! Just dont ask for water in Texas at closing time...ok big fella?

November 17, 2012  02:42 PM ET

If he keeps it rolling at the current pace, I don't see why not. Then again as previously stated, the playoffs would have a big impact.

November 17, 2012  03:27 PM ET

I don't know can AD break the RB MVP drought? Who is AP? I know who AD is, its that awesome RB from the Minnesota Vikings, his name is Adrian Peterson, his nickname is AD (which is short for All Day), as in how long he will outwork the competition.
Why the EFF cannot the St. Paul get it effing right? AD.

And on another note, see number 9 above. The date is November 17, 2012 and creepy has made an intelligent comment which (somewhat at least) is germane to the topic. Miracles never cease. Creepy, how are you?

November 17, 2012  03:50 PM ET

I doubt he will win the MVP, but he must be rewarded for such a fantastic bounce back from injury. Between him and Peyton, is this the closest race ever for comeback player of the year?

November 17, 2012  03:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

If he keeps it rolling at the current pace, I don't see why not. Then again as previously stated, the playoffs would have a big impact.

You know he will get hurt the defense will stack the line now.... must have a good passing game from Ponder to help out!!

November 17, 2012  05:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Or be the best defense in the nation >>>> >>>> >>>>

They STILL haven't fixed that!!!

November 17, 2012  06:36 PM ET

This a great story, him and Peyton will be dukeing it out for come back player of the year! As for MVP he's more than worthy of consideration, as is Big Ben,Brady,Peyton, Ryan, Schaub, Cutler are all in the running in their respective conferences!!!

November 17, 2012  09:28 PM ET

Not bad for a 5th round (pk 10) fantasy pick.

AP you are truly a manimal...

November 18, 2012  07:28 AM ET

I think AD should get some love.

 
November 18, 2012  12:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

You know he will get hurt the defense will stack the line now.... must have a good passing game from Ponder to help out!!

#13. The opposing teams have been stacking the box, most teams are play 8 or even 9 in the box and he is still rushing like an animal. Peyton is definitely doing a great job, but he is not running around on his neck, AP is pounding that restructured knee and still going strong.

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