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It must be frustrating as a superstar athlete to be stuck on a bad team. You might put up stellar statistics and dominate every game, but your best efforts are buried as the rest of your team gets run over. That has been Adrian Peterson's life for much of his NFL career, and although he doesn't want to go to another team, he says he would understand if the Vikings decided to trade him for draft picks. It might not be a bad idea for Minnesota. Its 2-7 record means its playoff hopes this season are pretty much nil, and a fresh start could do wonders for both sides.

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Peterson's injury a big deal?

Quarterback carousel aside, another thing appears to be plaguing the Minnesota Vikings: Adrian Peterson's hamstring, which he says has been ailing him for more than a month. The reigning MVP and 2,000-yard rusher doesn't expect to miss time, but he seems to have been slowed by the whole thing (just 511 rushing yards in seven games). Will he bounce back? Is a top ball carrier even that critical in today's NFL?

Adrian Peterson says he has been dealing with a hamstring issue for four or five weeks. How better would the Vikings be right now with a healthy Peterson?

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  • Adrian Peterson is fifth in the NFC in rushing. Where will he finish this season?

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NFC North Preview -- 2013

Adrian Peterson ran all over the NFL. Calvin Johnson caught everything. But the Green Bay Packers emerged on top of the NFC North last season. Will Aaron Rodgers & Co. do it again? And will those superstars match their production from a year ago?

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  • Adrian Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards last season. How many will he rush for in 2013?

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  • What chance do you give Calvin Johnson (1,964 yards last year) of catching for 2,000 in a season?

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  • Is Christian Ponder the Vikings' long-term starting quarterback?

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