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Peterson Amazes Packers But Not Himself

Adrian Peterson (Tom Dahlin/Getty)

Adrian Peterson, who tore his ACL and MCL on Christmas Eve, has returned to post one of the best seasons by a running back in NFL history. The Packers say he looks better than ever. Is that surprising? "It's surprising people around me, which puts a smile on my face."

By any measure, Alex Green is an elite athlete, one of the best in the world. Adrian Peterson is not from this world. Green tore his ACL on Oct. 23, 2011. The Green Bay Packers brought him back slowly in training camp and the preseason, and he didn't get a real role in the offense for about 50 weeks. Peterson tore his ACL and MCL on Dec. 24. Four months later, he was sprinting up a hill...

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