Sunday, December 30, 2012

Adrian Peterson Falls Just Nine Yards Short Of Breaking the NFL Single Season Rushing Record

Minnesota Vikings 4x All-Pro running back, Adrian Peterson fell just NINE YARDS SHORT of breaking the NFL's Single Season Rushing Record. He had 1,898 rushing yards coming into the last game of the season and needed to get 208 yards to break Eric Dickerson's record of 2,105 yards. He ended the game with 199 as the Vikings defeated the Packers 37-34, giving them a Wild Card playoff spot.

It looked like Peterson was going to break the record with about 24 seconds left in the game. The Vikings had the ball on the Green Bay 37 yard line. AP needed to get to the two-yard line to break the record. He took the ball of the left tackle, juked a couple Packers defenders and saw daylight. He got down to the 11 yard line before being tackled. The run setup the Game-Winning Field Goal from Blair Walsh.

Peterson's 2,097 single season effort is the second most in NFL History. He also became the seventh running back to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season. Dickerson, Barry Sanders, Jamal Lewis, Chris Johnson, Terrell Davis and O.J. Simpson (14 games) are the others.

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