Vikings’ Peterson starting to find 5th gear

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That doesn’t mean Peterson is content to pound it out methodically for the last 13 weeks of the season. Before he was injured, he was known for his ability to break off a 60-yard touchdown run in a heartbeat, and he feels another one of those coming sooner rather than later.

“It’ll come, you know,” Peterson said. “That’s what I kept telling myself. I’m not focusing on it. I want to get in the end zone every time I touch the ball, but just be patient and it’ll come eventually. We got the W, that’s all that matters to me.”


AP Sports Writer Larry Lage in Detroit and freelance writer Brian Hall in Eden Prairie, Minn., contributed to this story.


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