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A closer look at Peterson and Rodgers

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Thanks to ESPN Stats and Information, here's a closer look at two of the key protagonists in Sunday's featured game between Minnesota and Green Bay.

In case it didn't occur to you -- it took me some time to catch on -- Minnesota tailback Adrian Peterson outgained the entire Green Bay offense in the Vikings' 28-27 victory. He had 33 attempts for 225 yards, including 95 in the fourth quarter. The Packers had 48 attempts for 184 yards, and just 72 in the fourth quarter.

Many of Peterson's runs are cutbacks, but it's still instructive to know where he ultimately got most of his yardage. Here's ESPN's breakdown of his production:

Meanwhile, the Vikings' defense hurried Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers to such an extent that he did not complete a pass that traveled more than 10 yards in the air. Here's the breakdown: