Adrian Peterson has completely defied science with the Minnesota Vikings this season. Despite suffering a torn ACL at the end of last season, Peterson has bounced back to enjoy one of the best seasons of his career. Most players take at least a year to return to form after an injury that significant, but A.P. has shown that the knee is a non-factor by rushing for 1,600 yards in 12 games.
Peterson’s best year as a pro was in 2008, when he rushed for 1,760 yards. Not only does he have a chance to surpass that number, but he could also challenge Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards. During an appearance on the “Dan Patrick Show” on Wednesday, Peterson said he feels he has a legitimate chance to break the record.
“I do,” he said. “The guys in front of me are doing a great job of blocking. I feel it’s possible.”
Later in the interview, Patrick asked Peterson straight out if Dickerson should be worried.
“I think so,” he said with a chuckle. “I think so.”