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Key matchup: Running to success

Adrian Peterson (Brace Hemmelgarn/US Presswire)

The Seahawks and the Vikings both rely on two of the best running backs. When Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch are workhorses, team success follows. The numbers show it.

In each week of the season, there are certain matchups that jump off the page at rival coaches. It can be a premier receiver against a shutdown cornerback, a pass-rushing defensive end against a bookend left tackle or a middle linebacker against a ground-and-pound rushing attack. But this week, two players who won't be on the field at the same time will be the two most critical players in the... Recommended Stories