Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson went from major knee surgery to dominating voting in The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Player of the Year award.
It helps that he rushed for 2,109 yards, 9 short of Eric Dickerson's record.
Peterson had 36 of 50 votes; Denver quarterback Peyton Manning had eight.
Peterson scored 12 touchdowns rushing and averaged 6.0 yards per carry.
— Barry Wilner
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