Peterson helps Vikings run past Raiders 30-14

Adrian Peterson ran for 203 yards and a touchdown in his record-tying sixth career 200-yard game, Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kick 97 yards for a score and the Minnesota Vikings took over sole possession of first place in the NFC North by beating the Oakland Raiders 30-14 on Sunday.

Carlos Hyde runs for two touchdowns, 49ers top Vikings 20-3

Carlos Hyde ran for a 10-yard score late in the first half by spinning away from a defender and diving into the end zone untouched on a rare nice play in a game full of ugly ones, and added another 17-yard TD run as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Minnesota Vikings 20-3 on Monday night to win coach Jim Tomsula's debut.

Father charged with felony child abuse

Complaint alleges father used Adrian Peterson case to keep child quiet

A western Wisconsin man charged with felony child abuse is accused of hitting his 8-year-old son with a belt and then ordering the boy not to tell others.

Peterson remaining focused while chasing Dickerson

RB 294 yards short of single-season rushing record

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he doesn't believe Adrian Peterson's pursuit of the single-season rushing record will take focus away from the team's playoff chase.

Peterson runs for 212 as Vikings top Rams 36-22

Peterson 294 yards short of all-time season record

Adrian Peterson ran for a season-best 212 yards, including an 82-yard touchdown that fueled the Minnesota Vikings' big second quarter in a 36-22 victory that spoiled the St. Louis Rams' home finale Sunday.