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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, talks with Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte, left, after an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 21-14. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, talks with Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte, left, after an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 21-14. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

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