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Updated: January 3rd, 2013 11:55am
Vikings' big month means awards for Adrian Peterson, Blair Walsh

Vikings' big month means awards for Adrian Peterson, Blair Walsh

by Tom Pelissero
1500ESPN.com
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson and Blair Walsh played big roles in the Minnesota Vikings' four-game winning streak to end the regular season.

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.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for 1500ESPN.com. 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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