Vikings' big month means awards for Adrian Peterson, Blair Walsh
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It was no surprise on Thursday when Peterson and Walsh were named NFC players of the month for offense and special teams, respectively.
Peterson set an NFL record for yards in a month with 861 on 135 carries and scored five touchdowns. It's the first time Peterson has won player of the month honors and the first time a Viking has won the offensive award since Brett Favre in November 2009.
Walsh is the first Vikings kicker to win player of the month honors since 1994. He was 11-for-12 on field goals and eclipsed a single-season NFL record, finishing with 10 field goals from 50 yards or longer.