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

By Dan Parzych
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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.

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