Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/20/14

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 13: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 13, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. In the NFL, some milestones and records mean more than others. Whether it's Tom Brady's 50 passing touchdowns in 2007 or Brett Favre's 297 consecutive starts, a few numbers simply captivate football fans. Last year, 5,000 passing yards was the milestone of the moment, but three players getting there in the same season knocked off the shine. One hundred receptions in a season is no longer worth a headline on the sports page. Jerry Rice's stable of receiving records will dwindle by one if Detroit's Calvin Johnson tops 1,848 yards in the final two games. Even Michael Strahan's single-season sacks record is getting another test. Nearly every major single-season and career record in the NFL has been established since the turn of the century, except one: Eric Dickerson's rushing record has stood for 28 years. Dickerson's 2,105 yards with the 1984 Los Angeles Rams remains the statistical standard for every other special season by a running back. Some have challenged it...
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