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Adrian Peterson found plenty of room to run against the Chicago Bears.
Peyton Manning throws a left hook, and Adrian Peterson responds in kind. Manning throws a jab, and Peterson counters with a jab right back at him.
That is the way the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award race has gone. Neither player is able to get any kind of a significant lead.
Manning had another solid performance on Thursday Night Football against the Oakland Raiders. He threw for 310 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The Broncos have now won eight games in a row, and with Manning at the helm, they show no signs of slowing down.
Peterson led his Vikings to a big upset over the Chicago Bears to keep the Vikings' postseason hopes alive. Peterson now has 2,000 rushing yards firmly in his sights, and it would be considered a mild upset if he didn't reach that amazing accomplishment.
In the Vikings' win over Chicago, Peterson ran the ball 31 times for 154 yards with two touchdowns and had an average of 5.0 yards per carry.
With the way that Manning and Peterson continue to roll, it will be very difficult to pick for one player over the other. Can a co-CPOY possibly be the outcome?