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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reacts after the Vikings defeated the Green Bay Packers 37-34 Sunday in Minneapolis to earn a spot in the NFC playoffs. Peterson finished with 199 yards, nine yards short of the NFL's all-time season rushing record.

NFL: Vikings in playoffs, Peterson narrowly misses record

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson's remarkable comeback season now has a magic number to punctuate it.

Peterson became the seventh player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season, plowing through the Green Bay Packers for a 20-yard gain that put him over the top in the third quarter Sunday. He finished with 199 yards and a touchdown in the 37-34 victory, leaving him nine yards shy of Eric Dickerson's single-season record.

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