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Vikings running backs, even Peterson, must work on blocking

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — After an absence from NFL activity that spanned seven months, Adrian Peterson has returned as Minnesota's featured runner.

But before he resumes his familiar role of carrying the ball, there's one more thing he must do: pass protection.

"Do I like it? No. But I've been out of football for a year. I feel like it's something that is going to be important for me to get back out there," Peterson said. "We have a great group of linebackers, so going against those guys in pass pro one-on-ones is going to be good for the group and for me to get back in the groove."

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Green Bay Packers (6)0-0375-
2Seattle Seahawks (4)0-0367-
3New England Patriots (2)0-0359-
4Indianapolis Colts0-0339-
5Denver Broncos0-0326-
6Dallas Cowboys0-0317-
7Baltimore Ravens0-0314-
8Pittsburgh Steelers0-0297-
9Arizona Cardinals0-0267-
10Cincinnati Bengals0-0262-
11Philadelphia Eagles0-0253-
12Detroit Lions0-0234-
13San Diego Chargers0-0222-
14Miami Dolphins0-0219-
14Carolina Panthers0-0219-
16Minnesota Vikings0-0214-
17Kansas City Chiefs0-0210-
18Houston Texans0-0204-
19Buffalo Bills0-0184-
20St. Louis Rams0-0162-
21New Orleans Saints0-0161-
22New York Giants0-0134-
23Atlanta Falcons0-0109-
24San Francisco 49ers0-0104-
25New York Jets0-0103-
26Chicago Bears0-091-
27Oakland Raiders0-069-
28Washington Redskins0-066-
29Cleveland Browns0-059-
30Tampa Bay Buccaneers0-041-
31Jacksonville Jaguars0-035-
32Tennessee Titans0-020-

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