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Adrian Peterson finished the season just nine yards shy of the NFL season rushing record.
Only one year and one week after tearing ligaments in his left knee that required surgery, Peterson finished the 2012 season with 2,097 yards rushing.
The five-time Pro Bowl selection broke off a 26-yard run that set up the Vikings for a 29-yard game-winning field goal with three seconds left Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
Despite being sixth in the league with 499 yards rushing through the first six games this season (83.2 yards per game), Peterson vowed that he would get better as the season went on. He didn't disappoint.
He eclipsed 200 yards twice in the last five weeks of the season, and his 199 yards Sunday nearly made it the second time he had done it against the Packers.
By rushing for more than 150 yards against Green Bay, he tied Earl Campbell for the most 150-yard rushing games in NFL history with seven.
''I told myself to come into this game focused on one thing, and that's winning,'' Peterson said.
The Packers dropped to the NFC's No. 3 seed. Their five-game winning streak against the Vikings ended.
''It wasn't meant to happen, or it would've happened. Not to say it doesn't hurt, because it does,'' Peterson said of Dickerson's 28-year-old record. ''But we came in here tonight and accomplished the ultimate goal, and that was getting a win and punching our ticket to the playoffs.''
Now for the rematch at Lambeau Field in a first-round playoff game. The only playoff meeting between these teams came when the Vikings earned a 31-17 wild-card victory in Green Bay following the 2004 season.