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Notebook: The highs and lows of Peterson

Adrian Peterson (Ben Margot/AP)

Adrian Peterson only played two series, but that provided a number of opportunities to watch the highs and lows of his game in anticipation of an interesting season. Plus, notes on a shuffling offensive line, players who sat and those trying to earn regular-season roles.

Adrian Peterson played only two series at the start of the Vikings' 15-10 loss to San Francisco, but the Vikings were intent on getting him some extended work. It turned out to be a mixed bag. He jump-started the offense with a 13-yard gain on the first play from a scrimmage, a swing pass from Brett Favre, but his next two plays gave back all 13 yards. On the second play from scrimmage, Peterson... Recommended Stories