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Putting Peterson's fumbles in perspective

Adrian Peterson (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

Adrian Peterson is receiving national scrutiny for his fumbles, but plenty of other NFL great running backs have put the ball on the ground as much early in their careers.

For all that he has accomplished in his first three seasons in the NFL, the lasting image that seems to be discussed most is Adrian Peterson's fumbling. He has had his attackers – Hall of Very Good running back Tiki Barber called him a "liability to his team." He has had his supporters – those who point out that his percentage of fumbles in his first three years is less than greats like Eric...

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