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Adrian Peterson’s effort helps propel Vikings past NFC North rival Bears in overtime

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MINNEAPOLIS — With a little bit of luck and a whole lot of Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings avoided a second straight tie, and dealt the Chicago Bears a serious blow in the NFC North.

Peterson rushed for 211 yards and Blair Walsh kicked a 34-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Vikings, who tied Green Bay last week, to a 23-20 victory over the Bears on Sunday.

Peterson carried the ball 35 times with a nagging groin injury. He topped 10,000 yards for his career on a 19-yard run in the fourth.

Alshon Jeffery had 12 catches for 249 yards and two touchdowns for the Bears, who led by 10 points midway through the fourth quarter.

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