Adrian Peterson moves up to sixth on NFL’s all-time rushing list

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Adrian Peterson started the night with 13,625 rushing yards. The Washington running back has added 67 yards on 11 carries midway through the third quarter.

That gives Peterson 13,692 yards in his career, moving him from eighth on the all-time rushing list to sixth.

Peterson passed Jerome Bettis (13,662) and LaDainian Tomlinson (13,684) on Thursday night.

Curtis Martin, who had 14,101 yards in his career, is next on the list at No. 5.

Peterson has a stated goal of becoming the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, but he will have to play a long longer. Emmitt Smith retired with 18,355 yards.

Peterson’s current team trails the team that drafted him 16-9 as Washington has kicked three field goals, while the Vikings have gotten a Dalvin Cook touchdown to go with their three field goals.

10 responses to “Adrian Peterson moves up to sixth on NFL’s all-time rushing list

  1. Pretty classy of the Vikings organization to put him up on the jumbotron. Congrats AD, keep it a pushing!

  2. He would have had 18000 yards if he had played behind the lines Smith had.
    I laughed when Aikman said “I never saw the first guy tackle Emmitt. Yeah Troy, because he was into the secondary before anybody had a chance. Admit the truth. Smith was a great back but he gained a HELL of a lot of his yards due to having a Dominant offensive line opening up HUGE holes where he was not Touched until he was 10 yards from the line of scrimmage. AP did it against 7 and 8 man fronts and running people over.

  3. I’ll never forget AD’s first carry against the Jets in that preseason game. Cool that Fox put it on air. When I saw that one play, I said, hall of famer. some guys just look different and above the others, and Peterson was one of them.

  4. 2ruefan says:
    October 24, 2019 at 11:44 pm
    He would have had 18000 yards if he had played behind the lines Smith had.
    I laughed when Aikman said “I never saw the first guy tackle Emmitt. Yeah Troy, because he was into the secondary before anybody had a chance. Admit the truth. Smith was a great back but he gained a HELL of a lot of his yards due to having a Dominant offensive line opening up HUGE holes where he was not Touched until he was 10 yards from the line of scrimmage. AP did it against 7 and 8 man fronts and running people over.
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    And Larry Fitzgerald would have had more catches and yards than Jerry Rice if he had played with Joe Montana and Steve Young . . . And Barry Sanders would have had 20,000 yards if he’d played behind the lines Smith had . . . And Peyton Manning would have had 3-4 more Super Bowls if Bill Belichick had been his coach . . . And . . . And . . .

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