It didn’t take long for Adrian Peterson to establish himself as a sensational fan favorite during his rookie season. In Week 9 against the San Diego Chargers, Peterson ripped off a bevy of long runs and when the game ended he had established a new NFL record for rushing yards in a single game with 297.
That effort followed a 224-yard outburst at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears 3 weeks earlier. In total for his rookie season, Peterson had 1,341 rushing yards and 12 TDs, which earned him AP Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.
ESPN.com has compiled a short list of the top single-game (regular season) rushing performances and Peterson’s effort against the Chargers obviously made the list. A couple of NFL legends also made the list, as did 2 RBs you might not have thought of.
Click here to check out the list, then come back to the vikings.com Blog and leave a comment to let us know what you think about the list.
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