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Can Peterson outdo himself again? Packers must try to slow Vikings star as rematch arises

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    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson smiles while walking off the field after the Vikings' NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Minneapolis. Peterson rushed for 199 yard as the Vikings won 37-34. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, top, celebrates with teammate Jamarca Sanford (33) at the end of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 37-34. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, left, tries to break a tackle by Green Bay Packers free safety M.D. Jennings, right, during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (The Associated Press)

Adrian Peterson rushed for 210 yards at Green Bay the first time. He gained 199 yards for Minnesota in the last meeting.

So how much more can the Vikings star do? Will the Packers be able to finally stop him?

That's arguably the main issue at stake for Saturday's playoff game at Lambeau Field, when the Vikings and Packers will play in the wild card round. Peterson carried the Vikings into the postseason with another standout performance, even though the Packers continually sent a safety up to the line to try to slow him.

The Vikings haven't won an outdoor game this year, but their formula for winning is designed to work in winter weather.

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