EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson seemed to breathe a sigh of relief on Sunday evening after Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson fell eight yards short of Dickerson's single-season NFL rushing record of 2,105 yards.
Dickerson took to Twitter on Sunday evening, posting a picture of him with his young son with the message, "Daddy keeps the record!!!!! My son will break one day :)." Dickerson also added, "Just want to say that Adrian is a Great player & if my record had to fall. I would like it to go to a player like AP!..Good luck in the playoffs @AdrianPeterson."
Peterson had his own message for Dickerson, who has held the record since 1984: "I'm coming for you."
Peterson, who finished 2012 with 2,097 rushing yards, the second-highest single-season total in NFL history, offered that message via Peter King of SI.com late Sunday after becoming just the seventh player in league history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season and missing Dickerso...