If anyone out there is still wondering, Adrian Peterson is back.
Percy Harvin actually got a chance to return a kickoff for the Vikings, and brought the ball out to the 36-yard line. After an incomplete pass to Jerome Simpson on first down, Adrian Peterson took a handoff from Christian Ponder, put a great move on Ronde Barber, and blasted down the right sideline for a 64-yard touchdown run. Blair Walsh added the extra point, and the score moved to 30-17 in favor of the Buccaneers.
Peterson now has 13 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown. The 100-yard game by Peterson is his 30th as a Vikings' running back, breaking the tie he had with Robert Smith for the all-time Vikings' lead in that category.
With about seven and a half minutes left in the third quarter, the Minnesota Vikings trail the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 30-17.