Adrian Peterson carried the ball 31 times against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, racking up 154 yards and scoring 2 TDs on the day. His performance led to a crucial Vikings victory that moved them to 7-6 and keeps them alive in the NFC playoff hunt with just 3 games to play. That performance also earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week Honors.
In his 6th season from Oklahoma, this is Peterson’s 7th career Player of the Week Award and his 2nd of this season (Week 7). He leads all active RBs with 7 career Player of the Week Awards. The performance was his 13th career 150-yard rushing game, the most among active players. Peterson also now has 7 consecutive 100-yard rushing games, the longest streak in team history, and he’s on pace to rush for a career-high 1,969 yards. If Peterson can average 133.3 rushing yards per game over the final 3 contests, he’ll become just the 7th RB in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards.
This season, Peterson has rushed for 1,600 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 6.04 yards per carry, making him just the 3rd player in NFL history to rush for at least 1,600 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 6.0+ yards per carry in his team’s first 13 games (Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Brown in 1963 and O.J. Simpson in 1973 are the others). Also, Peterson has joined LaDainian Tomlinson as the only players in NFL history to rush for at least 10 touchdowns in each of his first 6 seasons.
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