Adrian Peterson continues to make history. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson passes Walter Payton with his 82nd game with rushing TD

Adrian Peterson continues to etch his name into the record books. 

The 35-year-old Detroit Lions running back scored a one-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It marked his 82nd career game with at least one rushing touchdown, putting Peterson ahead of Hall of Famer Walter Payton for the fourth-most in NFL history. 

Peterson was cut by the Washington Football Team ahead of the 2020 campaign and was picked up by the Lions soon after. He's been productive for Detroit thus far, averaging 4.5 yards per carry this season. 

The future Hall of Famer is a seven-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro, among other accolades.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90

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