Peterson: Parting with Vikes may be best

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson says he realizes moving on from the Minnesota Vikings might be best for both him and the team.

In an interview published Thursday by USA Today, Peterson said he believes the coaches and players on the team are fully behind him but that feelings in the organization toward him are mixed after he was charged with felony child abuse in Texas for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. He pleaded no contest Nov. 4 to misdemeanor reckless assault.

"I know who loves me. The coaches and the players, it's not going to be a problem. I've felt so much support from those guys. The organization, I know there's people in the organization that support me and there's people that I know internally that has not been supporting me," Peterson told the newspaper. He said he has given a lot of thought to the idea that "maybe it's best for me to get a fresh start somewhere else."

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Rookie Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining, and the Raiders got one last defensive stop to snap a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. (MORE)

Jets-Bills in Detroit on Monday night

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Snowed out in Buffalo, the Bills are heading to Detroit to play their "home" game against the New York Jets on Monday night.

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Pats re-sign released Steelers RB Blount

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Which one he wears, though, is still up in the air. (MORE)

NBA union head: Taylor ban violates CBA

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Michele Roberts adds that the union is ready to file an immediate appeal, but that the choice is Taylor's. (MORE)

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