posted 9 years ago
RB - Adrian Peterson - Minnesota Vikings
Voters on NFL.com and Sprint wireless service have voted for their choice. Running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings is the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for the games played on October 14-15.
Peterson led the Vikings in rushing with 224 yards on 20 carries and scored 3 touchdowns in the Vikings' 34-31 win over the Chicago Bears. Peterson also finished with 9 receiving yards and 128 return yards to come up with a total of 361 all-purpose yards. The third-highest total in NFL history.
Peterson was among five other finalists. The other finalists were defensive end Gaines Adams of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs, running back Pierre Thomas of the New Orleans Saints, and running back DeShawn Wynn of the Green Bay Packers. Adrian Peterson won with 60% of the votes followed by DeShawn Wynn with 29%, Pierre Thomas with 5%, Dwayne Bowe and Gaines Adams both came in with 2%.