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Peterson breaks Vikings' record for rushing TDs

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson scored on a 1-yard run with two seconds left in the first quarter today, breaking the team record he had shared with Chuck Foreman for career rushing touchdowns.
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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson scored on a 1-yard run with two seconds left in the first quarter today, breaking the team record he had shared with Chuck Foreman for career rushing touchdowns.

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