Peterson's fumbling will be examined in offseason

Adrian Peterson has rushed for more yards than any NFL running back the past three seasons. He has also fumbled more times, and that has become a major problem for the Vikings running back.

Peterson fumbled twice and also took responsibility for a botched handoff in Sunday's 31-28 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game.

Afterward, Peterson acknowledged that he needs to make changes this offseason to solve the problem.

"I know that he is sick about those fumbles," coach Brad Childress said Tuesday. "They reared their ugly head. I don't have my head in the sand saying there's not an issue. He needs to hold on to it, but I'm sure he and [running backs coach Eric Bieniemy] and our offensive staff will do a good job of kind of troubleshooting that and seeing what we can come up with."

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