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When games get tough, Vikings go with A.P.

Adrian Peterson (Bruce Kluckhohn/US Presswire)

Leslie Frazier saw something in the Cardinals run defense that he wanted to exploit and he turned to Adrian Peterson to do that. It's become a focus of the Vikings this year: When they need a win most, they turn to a heavier workload for Peterson and he responds.

There was speculation prior to the Vikings-Cardinals game last Sunday that, given the quick turnover the Vikings were going to have between their games with Arizona Sunday and Tampa Bay Thursday, the Vikings might consider limiting the exposure Adrian Peterson would have in the running game. In the previous two games, Peterson had combined for 34 carries – well below his career average and... Recommended Stories