Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been named the NFC offensive player of the week, it was announced on Wednesday morning. Peterson had 23 rushes for 153 yards this past Sunday in Minnesota's 21-14 win over Arizona, also scoring a touchdown in that winning effort. The game was Peterson's 29th career 100-plus yard performance, tying him with Robert Smith for the franchise's all-time lead. Coming off ACL and MCL surgery near the end of last season, Peterson so far this year leads the NFL with 787 yards from scrimmage and is tied for third with 652 rushing yards. Posted by Zach Schneider Bio - Facebook - Twitter - E-Mail