Originally written November 15, 2012 on Football Nation:
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Entering the 2012 season, not only was Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson coming off a devastating knee injury, but his career arc before he blew out the ACL and MCL in his left knee appeared to be heading downward.Peterson led the league in rushing in his second season (2008) with 1,760 yards.  He has not surpassed 1,383 yards in a season since then; in fact, his season rushing totals went down each year from 2009-2011.Peterson got off to a fabulous start in his rookie season of 2007, rushing for 1,195 yards through the first 10 games – the best total of his career through 10 games.  Until this season, that is.ADRIAN PETERSONFirst 10 Games of Season2007 – 1,195 yardsIncluded 6 100-yard gamesHigh game: NFL record 296 yards2008 – 1,100 yards6 100-yard gamesHigh game: 192 yards2009 – 999 yardsIncluded 3 100-yard gamesHigh game: 180 yards2010 – 980 yardsIncluded 3 100-yard gamesHigh game: 160 yards2011 – 872 yardsIncluded 3 100-yard gamesHigh game: 175 yardsBouncing back from his injury, Pet...
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