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Adrian Peterson Sets Pro Bowl Record For Rushing Touchdowns

In tonight's shootout in Honolulu, won by the NFC by a score of 55-41, Adrian Peterson established a new Pro Bowl record for rushing touchdowns scored in the Pro Bowl in a career. The score came on a 14-yard score during the second quarter of play, and gave him a total of four rushing touchdowns in Pro Bowl play for his career.

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Peterson had entered the game in a four-way tie for the mark with former Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, former New Orleans Saint and San Diego Charger Chuck Muncie, and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mike Alstott. The Vikings' running back finished the evening with 14 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown.

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Another Viking, Antoine Winfield, made an impact as well with an interception of of Chiefs' quarterback Matt Cassel in the second quarter, one of five NFC interceptions of AFC quarterbacks on the evening. Winfield returned the interception for 19 yards and set the NFC up on the AFC's 29-yard line, with St. Louis Rams' running back Steven Jackson scoring another rushing touchdown on the ensuing drive.

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Linebacker E.J. Henderson, a very late addition to the NFC roster, played but did not register any stats.

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Congratulations to all three Vikings Pro Bowl representatives for making the team and doing the Beloved Purple proud.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.