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Peterson: Ponder helped ‘tremendously'

Adrian Peterson (Scott Boehm/Getty)

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said having Christian Ponder in the lineup Sunday helped open up the offense and, despite a poor record to start the season, Peterson isn't giving up hope.

Is it possible to build momentum off a loss? Adrian Peterson thinks so. Last week, the Vikings lost to the Green Bay Packers, but they were in it until the final two minutes and Peterson produced his highest rushing total (175 yards) in almost two years. He said that nobody in the Vikings locker room envisioned a 1-6 start, adding that many of them have never been in such a position...

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