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The NFL record for rushing yards in a season is 2,105, set by Erick Dickerson of the Los Angeles Rams back in 1984. Adrian Peterson racked up 212 rushing yards today against the St. Louis Rams, bringing his total for the season to 1,812 with two games left. You do the math.
If you haven’t heard already, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested this weekend and charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest, stemming from an incident at a nightclub in Houston. But don’t worry, Vikings fans: there’s very little chance he’s actually going to go to jail. Here’s why.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested around 2:30 a.m. last night at a nightclub in Houston for resisting arrest, reports the Houston Chronicle. As you may have deduced yourself, “resisting arrest” implies the commission of another crime. Few details about the incident have come out, but here’s what we know as of now, via Pro Football Talk.
Adrian Peterson is injured right now, and it’s a serious enough injury that it put a dent in what he was able to do for New Year’s. And that’s how the photo at left happened. Peterson himself called his celebration “great,” which we were happy about once we could see the monitor through our tears. Thankfully, he also posed for this more wacky shot, but…still bedridden. For all of you who thought you had a disappointing New Year’s, remember this. [h/t SI Vault]
On Saturday, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a gruesome injury that resulted in a torn ACL and MCL. You couldn’t have blamed him for feeling down and completely preoccupied with the injury, one that has the potential to seriously mess with his career. But Peterson also had something else on his mind.
Lost in the shuffle of a crazy holiday weekend was the fact that Adrian Peterson blew out his knee. For one of the faces of the league (and one of the best young runners the NFL has seen in awhile) it was a potentially career-altering development.