NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
There are few things Adrian Peterson hasn’t done in the NFL at an individual level. An 82-yard run was one of them, and now he’s checked that off his rushing bucket list.
The current best running back in the league had a monster day on the ground for the Vikings, totaling 210 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown, despite a loss to the Packers. “AD” now has 1,446 yards on the season, on 234 carries with eight touchdowns. He’s on pace for 1,928 yards on the season, which would be the best in his six-year career. That’s not bad for a guy who tore his ACL and MCL on Christmas Eve of 2011.
It’s hard to believe Peterson is less than a year removed from knee surgery, but AD is barely human. Watch his impressive 82-yard run in the below GIF.