Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/10/12

Jones-Drew eclipses 1,500 career carries; nears 7,000-yard mark

Maurice Jones-Drew carried the ball 19 times in Sunday's game in the Twin Cities.

By the end of the game, MJD had broken the 1,500 carries mark for his career total.

MJD is only the fourth player currently active in the NFL to accomplish this feat.

Jones-Drew also broke another milestone as he reach his 7,000 career yard mark since his NFL career started in 2006 as a second-round draft pick out of UCLA.


Blair Walsh is not your average rookie

Blair Walsh was a 6th round pick in this year's Draft out of Georgia.

Walsh attempted and made all four field goals in the overtime win over the Jaguars including a 55-yarder to send the game into overtime. Walsh also made both extra points while counterpart Josh Scobee had one extra point attempt blocked.

New year for DIII Mount Union alumni Cecil Shorts III

Cecil Shorts put his rookie season in the rear view mirror on Sunday.

Shorts, who had only two receptions for 30 yards in 2011, finished with four catches for 74 yards against the Vikings including his second career touchdown including the 50-yard bomb that Shorts caught from Blaine Gabbert to take late 4th quarter lead over the Vikings before converting a two-point conversion.

The Jaguars' offense is much improved under Mularkey

Make no mistake, the Jaguars' offense is much improved under offensive-minded head coach Mike Mularkey.

Just by watching the first drive of the game, the Jaguars show an offensive with much imprint and structure from Mularkey. Between more audibles and motions along with tight end screens, the Jaguars' offense is much improved.

Adrian Peterson is back

Despite offseason surgery and late setbacks last season, Adrian Peterson is back in action. After scoring a pair of touchdowns and gashing up the holes in the Jaguars' defense, Adrian Peterson has quieted his doubters and hushed up the critics.

 



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