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Notebook: Peterson Still Captures NFC Title

Adrian Peterson (Greg Trott/Getty)

Despite a final month to forget, Adrian Peterson ended the season as the second-leading rusher in the league and the top rusher in the NFC. Plus, we offer up nearly 40 game notes that help tell the tale of the Vikings' 22-19 loss and where some of the team leaders finished compared to the rest of the NFL.

It turned out to be a disappointing finish for the Vikings after a long comeback trail that began with the team mired at 3-6. Still, the promise of the future continued to assert itself for the Vikings as rookie Adrian Peterson made some history. Peterson entered the game in fourth place in the NFL in rushing – 11 yards behind Pittsburgh's Willie Parker, who was lost for the season a week... Recommended Stories