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Peterson tops Manning for MVP, Comeback Player in two player polls

Posted by: Mark Craig under Vikings, NFC, Adrian Peterson Updated: January 14, 2013 - 2:29 PM

SOTL.com, which has a relationship with the NFL Players Association, did some player polling for league honors. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson won both MVP and Comeback Player of the Year, beating runner-up Peyton Manning in both cases.

In the MVP vote, the website claims 612 players were polled. Peterson was picked on 56.5 percent of the ballots, while Manning was picked on 35.5 percent.

In the Comeback Player of the Year vote, Peterson was the choice of 59.6 percent of the 433 players polled. Manning had 38.3 percent of the votes.

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Atlanta - WP: E. Stults 4 FINAL
Detroit - LP: J. Chamberlain 2
Washington - LP: X. Cedeno 2 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: M. Wacha 6
Philadelphia 4 FINAL
Pittsburgh 18
Baltimore 6 FINAL
Tampa Bay 6
Miami - LP: D. Haren 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: R. Montero 7
San Diego 6 FINAL
Cincinnati 3
San Francisco 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs 8
Colorado 2 FINAL
Oakland 11
LA Angels - LP: N. Tropeano 3 FINAL
Seattle - WP: T. Walker 5
Cleveland 4 FINAL
Chicago WSox 1
Kansas City 11 FINAL
Texas 7
Los Angeles 4 FINAL
Arizona 2
Toronto 7 FINAL
Houston 4
Minnesota 1 Bottom 6th Inning
Boston 7
Boston 106 4th Qtr 1:12
Charlotte 97
LA Lakers 87 4th Qtr 4:34
Philadelphia 92
Houston 57 3rd Qtr 5:38
Toronto 64
Milwaukee 55 3rd Qtr 3:46
Atlanta 67
Sacramento 43 3rd Qtr
Memphis 56
Utah 50 3rd Qtr
Minnesota 40
Phoenix 9:00 PM
Portland
Tampa Bay 3 2nd Prd 1:53
Montreal 1
Vancouver 1 2nd Prd 13:39
St. Louis 0
Calgary 1 1st Prd 4:24
Dallas 1
Los Angeles 0 1st Prd 4:17
Chicago 1
Edmonton 0 1st Prd 19:14
Colorado 0
Buffalo 9:00 PM
Arizona
ULM 33 2nd Half 15:37
Loyola-Chicago 36
Dayton 70 FINAL
(1) Connecticut 91
(6) Tennessee 5 1st Half 18:11
(4) Maryland 0
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets NoonX30-24 ot
Dec 14 - at Detroit 3:25 pmX16-14
Dec 21 - at Miami NoonX37-35
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago NoonX13-9

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