Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is in the discussion for Comeback Player of the Year and NFL MVP. What he has been able to accomplish this season after returning from a torn ACL is unbelievable and speaks volumes to the type of player that Peterson is. Without him, the Vikings would have no offense.
Through 13 games this season, Peterson has an incredible 1,600 yards, but he isn’t done yet. He has his eyes set on 2,106.
If Peterson can total 2,106 rushing yards on the season, he will have passed Rams running back Eric Dickerson for the NFL all-time single-season rushing yards record.
When asked by Dan Patrick on Wednesday morning if Dickerson should be nervous that his record could fall, Peterson gave a short and sweet response.
“I think so,” Peterson said. “I think so.”
To take down Dickerson’s single-season record, Peterson would need to average nearly 170 yards per game to finish the season. If anyone can do it, Peterson is that man.
The Vikings finish their season with games against the St. Louis Rams, Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers. It won’t be an easy task, but Peterson is motivated more than ever and has shown us he is at the top of his game with no signs of slowing down.