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Vikings are in first place and Adrian Peterson ties an O.J. Simpson record

Monday, November 16, 2015 8:44:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Here's something we never thought we'd write: We're 10 weeks into the season and and the Vikings lead the NFC North by a full game. No one would've believed this as recently as three weeks ago, when the Packers were 6-0 and looked much like, well, the Packers.

But Green Bay has lost three straight and Minnesota has won five in a row, including an impressive victory in Oakland on Sunday.The Vikings led by nine points with just under two minutes to go when veteran cornerback Terence Newman picked off Derek Carr in the end zone.

A play later, the ageless wonder, Adrian Peterson outran the Raiders defense 80 yards for a game-deciding touchdown.

All day, indeed. That made for 203 yards on the day for Peterson, who thinks he can play another 10 seasons. It was his sixth career 200-yard rushing day, which ties O.J. Simpson's all-time record.

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