Eric Dickerson is now officially nervous. Perhaps Emmitt Smith should be, too.
The man who has the single-game rushing record is three yards less than the single-game record total away from the single-season rushing record, with two games to play. Eventually, Adrian Peterson will be making a run at the all-time career record.
Long before that becomes his most immediate goal, Peterson joined PFT Live.
He explained why he understands why Dickerson doesn’t want his record of 2,105 yards to be broken. And I asked Peterson where the new high-water mark will be. Though he didn’t give out any specifics, Peterson didn’t rule out 2,200.
Given that he has more than 1,300 in his last eight games, Peterson said that in a full season, he could end up with more than 2,500 yards.
We wouldn’t bet against him.