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Peterson Stars as All-Day Reminder

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Adrian Peterson wants more than a record, more than an MVP award. He is an athlete with a cause.

He wants to revive the rep of the running back, saving the position from the irrelevancy of a third-party candidate. Other recent-vintage backs have staged strong campaigns on the field, but Peterson built himself a platform and high-stepped into partisanship.

“The MVP, man, that's something that I've always wanted to grab,’’ he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune a few weeks ago. “I work hard. I want to be the best player to play this game, so with that, MVP awards come. But I know this league and how it is, man....

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