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Notebook: Second-half lethargy

Adrian Peterson (Chris O'Meara/AP)

The Vikings built a one-touchdown lead in the first half partly because of Adrian Peterson's early success. In the second half, he only ran the ball six times and the Vikings were outscored 13-0. Plus, get more than 40 notes that help tell the tale of the game.

One aspect of the Vikings offense that has been readily apparent all season is that Adrian Peterson is the catalyst that ignites the Vikings' offensive engine. Through the first nine games of the season, Peterson had topped 100 yards six times, including each of the last four games – three of those Vikings wins and the other a heartbreaking 45-41 loss at Chicago that was no fault of his own...

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