Posted November 04, 2012 on min.scout.com
Adrian Peterson leads the league in rushing yards less than a year after ACL surgery, but his career statistics are just as impressive as his 2012 stats. Where does he stand currently in comparison to Hall of Fame running backs? Plus, a look at the numbers and rankings between the Vikings and Seahawks.
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