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Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier admits that Adrian Peterson can make things happen, even when defenses throw eight men on the line. In Sunday's loss against the Lions, Peterson only carried the ball five times for five yards in the second half.
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Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier admits that Adrian Peterson can make things happen, even when defenses throw eight men on the line. In Sunday's loss against the Lions, Peterson only carried the ball five times for five yards in the second half.

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