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Updated: December 28th, 2010 6:10pm
Adrian Peterson is Vikings' lone rep on on initial Pro Bowl roster

Adrian Peterson is Vikings' lone rep on on initial Pro Bowl roster

by Tom Pelissero
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PHILADELPHIA -- Adrian Peterson is headed to a fourth consecutive Pro Bowl.

And it appears he'll be flying solo.

One year after the Minnesota Vikings sent an NFL-high 10 players to the Pro Bowl, Peterson was the only representative on the list when the league announced the selections on Tuesday night.

Peterson was voted in as a reserve, with Atlanta running back Michael Turner starting for the NFC.

Four teams -- Buffalo, Cincinnati, Seattle, Tampa -- had no Pro Bowl picks. The Vikings were one of seven teams that had only one, along with Cleveland, Denver, Arizona, Carolina, St. Louis and Washington.

More players will be added as players qualify for the Super Bowl and drop out because of injuries. But depending how those additions shake out, several Vikings were in line to have their Pro Bowl streaks snapped -- including left guard Steve Hutchinson (seven), defensive tackle Kevin Williams (four), right end Jared Allen (three) and cornerback Antoine Winfield (two).

Selections are determined through voting by fans, players and coaches. Vikings linebacker Heath Farwell was the leading fan vote-getter among NFC special teamers -- Hutchinson and punter Chris Kluwe also led their respective positions in preliminary results -- but was left off the roster in favor of Atlanta's Eric Weems.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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