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A boy wearing a Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson shirt watches the team practice their football at the Grove Hotel in Watford, England, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Vikings play Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in a NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Vikings hope Peterson can break loose in London

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By PAUL LOGOTHETIS, AP Sports Writer

WATFORD, England (AP) — For once, the Minnesota Vikings aren't counting on Adrian Peterson to do it all.

Peterson, last season's NFL MVP following his 2,097-yard rushing season, has been held in check through three games this season — all losses.

Now, facing a must-win game against the winless Pittsburgh Steelers in London, coach Leslie Frazier expects his offense to steady itself so Peterson can break loose.

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