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    Adrian Peterson’s MVP puts Vikings in exclusive club

    Adrian Peterson won the MVP award on Feb. 2.
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    Adrian Peterson won the MVP award on Feb. 2.

    With Adrian Peterson being named NFL Most Valuable Player, the Vikings became the seventh franchise to have at least three players recognized as the league’s best player by the Associated Press.

    A look at the teams with the most MVP winners:

    PACKERS -- 5

    HB Paul Hornung, 1961

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    FB Jim Taylor, 1962

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    QB Bart Starr, 1966

    QB Brett Favre, 1995, 96, 97

    QB Aaron Rodgers, 2011

    COLTS -- 4

    QB Johnny Unitas, 1959, 64, 67

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    QB Earl Morrall, 1968

    QB Bert Jones, 1976

    QB Peyton Manning, 2003, 04, 08, 09

    VIKINGS -- 3

    DT Alan Page, 1971

    QB Fran Tarkenton, 1975

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    RB Adrian Peterson, 2012

    RAMS -- 3

    QB Roman Gabriel, 1969

    QB Kurt Warner, 1999, 2001

    RB Marshall Faulk, 2000

    49ERS -- 3

    QB John Brodie, 1970

    QB Joe Montana, 1989, 90

    QB Steve Young, 1992, 94

    RAIDERS -- 3

    QB Ken Stabler, 1974

    RB Marcus Allen, 1985

    QB Rich Gannon, 2002

    REDSKINS -- 3

    RB Larry Brown, 1972

    K Mark Moseley, 1982

    QB Joe Theismann, 1983