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Notebook: A Dirty Game?

Comments from head coach Brad Childress and running back Adrian Peterson left open the possibility that Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions was a bit dirty. See what other players had to say about that after 24 hours of reflection, and what two of the primary players on a trick play had to say about running a halfback pass with a 42-10 lead late in the third quarter.

Adrian Peterson returned to action Sunday – at least for the first 35 minutes of the game before the Vikings' 42-10 lead and his return from injury were two factors that caused the coaching the staff to pull him off the field after his second touchdown at the end of the Vikings' opening drive of the second half. Peterson lobbied his position coach Eric Bieniemy and head coach Brad Childress to re... Recommended Stories

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