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In what could be the last Pro Bowl game ever, Minnesota's running back is the NFC's star heading into the game Sunday.
Adrian Peterson has one last game to put a bow on his 2012 season.
Peterson had a career year this season, rushing for a league-high 2,097 yards and almost setting an NFL record. He had 12 touchdowns in 16 games, and averaged 131 yards per game. He helped the Vikings into the playoffs, where they lost to the Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card round.
Peterson will be joined in the backfield by Seattle's Marshawn Lynch and Tampa Bay rookie Doug Martin. Martin replaced Frank Gore, who will be playing in the Super Bowl next weekend with the San Francisco 49ers.
While the running backs have stayed fairly consistent since the rosters were originally announced, it's been a merry-go-round for the quarterbacks. Originally, Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Washington's Robert Griffin III were named to the team. But since then, everyone's dropped like flies.
Here's the NFC's full roster, including players originally named to the team:
x-Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
x-Matt Ryan, Atlanta
y-Drew Brees, New Orleans
y-Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants
x-Robert Griffin III, Washington
y-Russell Wilson, Seattle
*-Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle
y-Doug Martin, Tampa Bay
z-Frank Gore, San Francisco
*-Jerome Felton, Minnesota
Thomas Morstead, New Orleans
Blair Walsh, Minnesota
Leon Washington, Seattle
Lorenzo Alexander, Washington
Don Muhlbach, Detroit
x-denotes out because of injury
y-denotes replacement for injured or Super Bowl player
z-will not play; Super Bowl participant