Vikings’ Patterson, Peterson named to PFWA All-NFL team

A 30-year old Adrian Peterson won his third NFL rushing title in 2015, after missing all but one game in the 2014 season due to his legal issues.

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The Pro Football Writers of America selected running back Adrian Peterson and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson to their 2015 All-NFL team.

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Peterson led the NFL in rushing for the third time in his career, finishing with 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns. The 30-year-old started all 16 games and became the second-oldest running back since 1970 to lead the NFL in rushing yards.

Patterson led the NFL with two kickoff-return touchdowns and a 31.8 yard average per return. It marked the second time in Patterson’s three-year career that he led the league in both categories.

The honor was the second for Patterson and the third for Peterson.