AP named Offensive Player of the Month 03 Jan 13

Eden Prairie, MN (January 3, 2013) – RB Adrian Peterson has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for December. It is the first time Peterson has won the award in his career. During the month of December, Peterson led the League with 135 carries and had an NFL record for rushing yards in a month with 861. Peterson was also tied for 3rd with 5 rushing TDs. The 6th year player out of Oklahoma eclipsed the 200-yard mark 2 times while setting a new career long rush of 82 yards on 2 separate occasions.

Peterson is the 1st Viking to receive the offensive award since Brett Favre in November of 2009. Along with this honor, Peterson has been named the NFC Player of the Week 2 times in 2012, Week 7 and Week 14.

 

Peterson’s Game-By-Game Rushing Totals in December

Date

Opponent

Att.

Yards

Avg.

Long

TD

12/2

Green Bay

21

210

10.0

82t

1

12/9

Chicago

31

154

5.0

51

2

12/16

St. Louis

24

212

8.8

82t

1

12/23

Houston

25

86

3.4

21

0

12/30

Green Bay

34

199

5.9

28

1