Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE
In what is turning into a remarkable comeback season, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week for Week 7 of the NFL season, thanks to his performance in Minnesota's 21-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
Peterson ripped a Cardinals' rush defense that entered the contest giving up 113 yards a game on the ground. He gained 153 yards on 23 carries, and scored his first touchdown since the opening week of the season. He also tied a Vikings' team record with his 29th career 100-yard game as a member of the Vikings, reaching the mark held by Robert Smith.
As it stands now, Peterson also has the third-most rushing yards in the National Football League with 652, just seven yards behind Arian Foster of the Houston Texans for the overall NFL lead. He also leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 787.
This is the sixth time that Peterson has been named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week, and the first time he's won the award since his Week 5 performance in 2011 against. . .the Arizona Cardinals. In that game, he put up 122 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns, all coming in the first quarter.
Congratulations to the man who may or may not be human on winning this award.