Dec 30, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson Becomes 7th Man in History to Rush for 2,000 Yards in a Season

It’s been a great year for Adrian Peterson. It would have been a great year even had he not reached the vaunted 2,000-yard plateau. Amazing story of determination. Peterson fighting back from a horrendous injury. Starting off the year looking somewhat diminished. And then just exploding. This last stretch of games has been an incredible ride. I hope fans realize what an amazing show Peterson has put on this year.

Like I said, it would have been a great year even without the 2,000 yard milestone. Peterson doesn’t settle for good enough though. He wanted the 2,000. And he got it. With a lot of help from a good offensive line and a Pro Bowl fullback in Jerome Felton. And some good blocking tight ends. And of course Bill Musgrave who has called his number again and again. Oh, and don’t forget all those defensive players who didn’t wrap up. Who tried to go high when they should’ve gone low. Who got clowned by spin moves. Ferocious cuts. Stiff-arms. The whole array. Peterson couldn’t have done it without you losers. Now he has 2,000 yards on the season. He is the 7th man in history to reach that milestone. And if the Vikings finish this game off and make the playoffs, he will be the MVP. Even if the voters don’t select him.

Incredible job by Adrian Peterson. Was a time when we thought, “We’ll be happy just to have 80% of the old Adrian.” Now he has 2,000 yards. Never saw this coming. What a great player.

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