The Vikings may not make it to the playoffs, but Vikings running back Adrian Peterson may make it to 2,000 yards rushing, in his first season after suffering a torn ACL.
With 154 yards rushing on 31 carries in a 21-14 win over the Bears, Peterson now has 1,600 rushing yards.
With three games to play, Peterson needs 400 yards to get to 2,000. (Yes, I remain good at the math.) That’s an average of 133.3 yards per game over the final three to make it to 2,000. (And that’s some high end math right there.)
Six players in NFL history have rushed for 2,000 yards in a season: O.J. Simpson in 1973 (2,003); Eric Dickerson in 1984 (2,105); Barry Sanders in 1997 (2,053); Terrell Davis in 1998 (2,008); Jamal Lewis in 2003 (2,066); and Chris Johnson in 2009 (2,006).