Minnesota RB Peterson highlights NFC weekly winners

Updated: December 12, 2012

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly and New York Giants running back/kick returner David Wilson were named the NFC’s top Week 14 performers.

Peterson earned the offensive honor by rushing for 154 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings’ 21-14 victory over the Chicago Bears. The performance marked Peterson’s seventh straight 100-yard rushing game, which is the longest stretch in team history. It is his second weekly award this season and seventh of his career.

Kuechly received defensive honors by registering a career-high 16 tackles in a 30-20 decision over the Atlanta Falcons. It was the Boston College product and rookie linebacker’s third game this season with at least 15 tackles. He currently leads the league with 131 stops.

The special teams award went to Wilson, who amassed a franchise-record 327 all-purpose yards with 227 coming from kickoff returns while adding 100 rushing yards. He also scored three touchdowns during the 52-27 win over the New Orleans Saints, returning two kicks for scores and rushing for another. Wilson became the first player in NFL history with at least 200 kickoff-return yards and 100 rushing yards in a game.