Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/13/12
When Adrian Peterson tore his ACL and MCL late in the 2011 season few thought he would be ready to start the 2012 season on time let alone be the best running back in the NFL through ten weeks.Peterson is leading the NFL in rushing with 1,128 yards and is averaging 157.3 yards rushing over his last four games. With how well Peterson has been playing and how strong he seems to be getting as the season goes on, the question must be asked: Can Adrian Peterson run for 2,000 yards this season?It will be a tough task for Peterson to gain over 800 yards over the course of the next six games, but if anyone can do it, it is Peterson. He would need to average 145.3 rushing yards per game for the rest of the season and it would come against some of the stingiest run defenses in the NFL.The Minnesota Vikings play both the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers twice, the Houston Texans and St. Louis Rams the rest of the way. The Bears, Texans and Packers all rank in the top-10 in run defense in th...
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