Get ready, Bears fans: Adrian Peterson is coming to town. The Monsters of the Midway have had a roller-coaster ride defending the running back—and reigning NFL MVP—called "All Day." Here's a look at the good, the bad and the ugly.
Nov. 14, 2010: Bears 27, Vikings 13
Peterson: 75 total yards
Peterson missed the second Bears game in both 2010 and 2011, but the way he played in the first ones, he might have been better off. The Bears closed this game with a 20-3 run while holding Peterson to 51 rushing yards and stopping him on his only third-down carry.
They said it: "This was probably our best overall game in all three phases."
—Bears safety Chris Harris (Source: Tribune)
Oct. 16, 2011: Bears 39, Vikings 10
Peterson: 39 total yards, 1 TD
One of the worst games of Peterson's career, and one of only 12 times he's been held under 40 yards rushing. His only touchdown was a 4-yarder that cut the Bears lead to 16, but Devin Hester returned the ensuing kickoff 98 yards for a score. Peterson also caught one pass—for no gain. Success!
Nov. 25, 2012: Bears 28, Vikings 10
Peterson: 138 total yards, 1 fumble lost
After losing at home to Houston and getting smoked by San Francisco, the Bears needed a win to get back on track. They got it, and then some. Peterson gained a respectable 108 yards rushing, but the Bears kept him out of the end zone for only the third time in their rivalry.
They said it: "They wanted to make a statement. I thought it was more so what we did, giving the ball away, not making routine plays."
—Peterson (Source: Associated Press)