Adrian Peterson continued his march toward 2,000 rushing yards and Eric Dickerson's single-season record in Minnesota's 36-22 Week 15 win over the Rams, carrying the ball 24 times for 212 yards and a touchdown.
Peterson had trouble finding lanes early, gaining just eight yards on his first eight carries. That all changed on tote No. 9, however, where he caught the Rams blitzing and went light speed through the hole 82 yards to the house. The gain was his longest of the season, and tied for the longest of his career. For a player who entered Week 15 with 1,671 career carries and less than 12 months removed from shredding his knee, Peterson's breakaway speed was terrifying. He cemented his second 200-yard game in three weeks by turning a negative play into a 52-yard scamper in the fourth. With 1,812 yards on the season, Peterson now needs to average just 94 over his final two games to reach 2,000, and 147 to break Dickerson's record.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 04:12:00 PM