As if the year couldn't get any better for the Minnesota Vikings rookie, Adrian Peterson topped the season off in style. The Offensive Rookie of the Year became just the second rookie to win the Pro Bowl MVP honors, joining soon-to-be Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk as the only first year players to take home the award. With less than three minutes remaining, Peterson put the ball in the end zone for the second time, this one putting the finishing touches on a NFC 42-30 win over the AFC.
Peterson took the ball 16 times and finished with the following stat line:
16 Carries - 129 Rushing Yards - 2 Touchdowns - 1 Catch - 9 Receiving Yards
Peterson exploded onto the scene and helped the Vikings climb back into playoff contention. He lead the NFL in rushing for most of the season, but injuries allowed LaDainian Tomlinson to jump ahead of him. AP finished second to LT and the year with 1,341 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns in just 14 games.
Peterson didn't get the starting job until week six, a week after he put up 224 yards and three touchdowns against the Bears. Peterson has been the top RC to collect in any sport for 2007 and nobody has come close in recent years to creating the hobby buzz "All Day" is generating.