Adrian Peterson Enters the Books, Leads Viking Into the Playoffs!
“Ultimately we got the ‘W’,” Peterson said after carrying the ball a career-high 34 times. “We said during the week, if it happens, it happens. Don’t focus on it.”
“I know Eric Dickerson is feeling so good right now,” Peterson said with a chuckle, referencing public comments from Dickerson a few weeks back saying he hoped Peterson didn’t break his record. “But God willing, I’ll get it next year.” - espn
Vikings’ RB Adrian Peterson entered the record books, and came in (2nd place all-time) nine yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson (2,105) single season rushing record (chart below)! Peterson also single-handedly led the Vikings to the Playoffs (for the first time since 2009) with a spectacular 26-yard run on the last play to put the Vikings on the 11 and set up a 29-yard FG to win! The Minnesota Vikings (10-6) beat the heavily favored Green Bay Packers (11-5) 37-34 on the last second field goal! Peterson finished the game with 199 yards against a top defending team no-less, and grinded it out to the last play! Amazingly, one year after surgery for a torn ACL, Peterson finished second all-time with 2,097 rushing yards in the season! The Vikings will go right back and take on the Packers in the first round of the Playoffs: Minnesota Vikings (#6) at Green Bay Packers (#3) Sat Jan. 6 8PM EST on NBC!
Most Single-Season Rushing Yards, NFL History
(chart courtesy espn)