The Bears and Vikings own the top two spots in one area of special teams, and field position has…
Sunday slant: Vikings' stars a determined duo
With a roster that has been trending younger each of the last two years, two Minnesota Vikings that are still relatively young and clearly in the prime of their careers are providing examples of rare work ethic and dedication. What has followed them this year is a rise to the top of their respective charts in the NFL. It's no surprise that Adrian Peterson is leading the league in rushing with 1,128 yards … until, of course, you consider what he had to go through the last 10½ months to get there. And, like Peterson, Percy Harvin is getting rewarded for persistence and toughness as one of the leading receivers in the game. Flash back to six months ago and the picture wasn't of Harvin running slants and bubble screens, and it wasn't of Peterson running over defenders. The two of them were running the hill – repeatedly – behind the practice fields at Winter Park in the warm summer sun. They put in their time rehabbing – Harvin a shoulder that had been surgically repaired and Peterson a...
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