I won’t get into the recovery timeline on Adrian Peterson’s ACL injury, short of saying that its quite amazing that he was on the field for week 1 and his production ever since has been amazing.
Getting himself to the field for week 1, in my eyes, was heroic. What he’s doing out there, on a surgically repaired leg or not, is also worthy of our admiration. Through 9 weeks Peterson leads the league in rushing by a wide margin. His 957 yards on 168 carries balances out to an impressive average of 5.7 per tote, and he’s tied for third in rushing touchdowns with 6.
Put simply, Adrian Peterson is playing just like we have all become accustomed to. He’s a physical specimen, a talented runner, and a once in a generation back.
Most are choosing to focus on Peterson’s production following the injury, and, indeed it is remarkable – he came out of the gate strong and hasn’t posted a game under 80 total yards this year, including 193, 127 and 159 over the last 3 weeks. I’d like to focus on the fact that he’s getting it done as part of a mostly anemic offense with a quarterback who simply can’t produce...