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BEST OF 2012
Peter King
January 14, 2013
After much meditation—some of it ongoing—Peter King dishes out his year-end honors
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January 14, 2013

Best Of 2012

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After much meditation—some of it ongoing—Peter King dishes out his year-end honors

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

ADRIAN PETERSON

Running back, Vikings

It's hard not to pick Peyton Manning, but Peterson's phenomenal finish—135 carries, 861 yards and six TDs as the Vikes went 4--1 against a bear of a stretch-run schedule—made the difference, taking his team to the playoffs.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER

ADRIAN PETERSON

Running back, Vikings

With every defense game-planning solely for him (the Vikes were 31st in passing), Peterson still had the second-best rushing total in history—2,097 yards, including 150-plus in seven of his last 10 games.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER

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