Vikings' Peterson voted No. 8 in NFL Network's 'Top 100 of 2012'

Despite playing through an ankle injury and eventually blowing out his knee, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson came in at No. 8 on NFL Network’s “Top 100 of 2012.”
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Despite playing through an ankle injury and eventually blowing out his knee, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson came in at No. 8 on NFL Network’s “Top 100 of 2012.”

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