Peterson Sets New Franchise TD Record

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 14, 2009 – 7:25 am

Over his 2+ years in the NFL, RB Adrian Peterson has continually accumulated team and league records.

In fact, in the Vikings weekly release that is sent out in advance of every game, there are 4 pages dedicated to Peterson and his ranking in team and league annals.

On Sunday against the Bengals while rushing for a pair of TDs, Peterson added to his accomplishments.

With the 2 TDs, Peterson now has 14 on the season, giving him a career-high and the Vikings team record for rushing TDs in a single season. The former record was 17 years old and was set by Terry Allen.

Peterson also moved into sole possession of 7th place for most rushing TDs in the first 3 seasons with 36. Former Broncos RB Terrell Davis had 35 rushing TDs from 1995-1997.

Peterson’s 14 rushing TDs puts him in a tie with Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones-Drew for most rushing TDs in the NFL this season. Jones-Drew, by the way, had 34 rushing TDs in his first 3 seasons.

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4 Responses to “Peterson Sets New Franchise TD Record”

  1. By vikingsfan1955 on Dec 14, 2009 | Reply

    I have heard that ap isn’t as good as last yr but trust me he is.The difference is they are stacking the box on him and that lets favre have his way.I’m 100% sure ap would rather have the sb title than the rushing title.We have way to many weapons to have to totally depend on him.when they cover the recievers with double coverage and schianoce gets in the red zone we are scary so don’t look at the yardage ap gets look at what he does besides that.fantasy owners love his td numbers and when his yrds are up also he’s a keeper so teams can’t stop the run aand pass,

  2. By VikingsDefenseFan on Dec 14, 2009 | Reply

    Breaking 2 records. 1 for most TD’s by a Viking’s RB. 2 Breaking his own TD record. ALL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. By Walker on Mar 7, 2010 | Reply, how do you do it?

  4. By Dave on Mar 13, 2010 | Reply

    This is the main reason I like blog.vikings.ocm. Insightful posts.

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