Close Article Return to stream X
NFL

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Hopes to Rush For 2,500 Yards in 2013

(Benny Sieu/USA Today Sports)

Last season, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made history after falling just nine yards short of the single-season rushing record. However, it appears Peterson has his goals set even higher for the 2013 season by breaking the league’s record by a large amount.

Apparently, Peterson has his eyes set on rushing for 2,500 yards next season–which should completely shatter the current league record. What Peterson accomplished last year in Minnesota was simply amazing and nobody could have predicted him to have the type of season he had considering he had just suffered a torn ACL in Week 16 of the 2011 season.

In fact, there was one point where nobody knew if Peterson would be ready to go by the time Week 1 rolled around–so the fact that he was able to break the 2,000-yard rushing mark was beyond impressive.

What’s even more scary is Peterson could come back even stronger during the 2013 season now that he has a full year under his belt since the knee injury took place.

Obviously, it would be difficult for Peterson to accomplish these types of numbers next season, but he deserves all of the credit in the world for setting the bar so high. If any running back is capable of rushing for 2,500 yards in a single season, it would be Peterson as he’s one of the toughest running backs in the league and proven to be a workhorse throughout his career.

2,500 rushing yards is a lot for any running back, but it will be interesting to see how close Peterson comes to his goal.

“Like” Dan Parzych on Facebook

Be sure to follow Dan on Twitter @DanParzych

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Watch Walsh Miss Field Goal To End Vikings' Season

The Seattle Seahawks were the beneficiaries of a missed field goal by Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh that will send them to Charlotte next week to face the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Divisional Round. One has to feel for Walsh who was the Vikings' only offense all afternoon long.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Russell Wilson Is A Freaking Magician

There aren't too many quarterbacks who could make this play. Russell Wilson had to run 10-15 yards to recover the ball, then escape pressure and find a wide-open Tyler Lockett for the biggest play of the game. If the Seahawks win, this will be the turning point.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Watch Seahawks' Baldwin Snag Catch With One Hand

The Seattle Seahawks' offense has been dominated all afternoon by the Minnesota Vikings' defense, but Doug Baldwin gave them a glimmer of hope with this insane one-handed snag. It's one of the lone offensive highlights from a game dominated by defense.

Comment 0 Comments