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X-and-O Show: Peterson for 51

RB Adrian Peterson (Matthew Stockman/Getty)

The Vikings set the tone for Sunday's game on their first offensive play of the day: a 51-yard scamper by Adrian Peterson. We go to the film room to find out what went wrong on this crucial snap.

In Sunday's contest against the Minnesota Vikings, the Chicago Bears were knocked flat on their butts on the opening play of the game: a 51-yard run by Adrian Peterson. Five plays later, Peterson plowed in for his first touchdown of the day, giving the Vikings a seven-point lead that they never relinquished. Peterson finished the day with 31 carries for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Yet his...

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