Peterson, Walsh both earn NFC honors for December


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Adrian Peterson and Blair Walsh, two players instrumental in getting the Vikings to the playoffs, are being recognized for their efforts in the month of December.

Peterson today was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month, and Walsh was named the NFC Special teams Player of the Month.

Peterson rushed for 861 yards in the month of December, averaging 6.4 yards per carry.

Walsh kicked the Vikings into the playoffs with a last-second field goal from 29-yards out. He also kicked a 54-yard field goal Sunday, the 10th of the season from 50-plus yards this season, an NFL record. Walsh also led the NFL in field goals with 35 and was 4th in scoring with 141 points.

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