Adrian Peterson scores his 120th career rushing touchdown

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Adrian Peterson signed with Seattle’s practice squad Wednesday. Four days later, the running back scored his 120th career rushing touchdown in the regular season.

He now is three touchdowns behind Marcus Allen for third in NFL history. Emmitt Smith is the all-time leader with 164, followed by LaDainian Tomlinson with 145.

Peterson now has scored at least one rushing touchdown for six teams. He had a rushing touchdown for the Titans in his three-game stint there earlier this season.

He also has six rushing touchdowns in the postseason.

The Seahawks have pulled to within 17-14 of the 49ers.

Seattle, which has had trouble moving the ball since Russell Wilson returned from his finger injury, had minus-17 yards on four drives after a 73-yard run by Travis Homer on a fake punt on their first possession. The Seahawks went 63 yards in nine plays on their scoring drive with DK Metcalf catching a 33-yard pass to put them in position.

Peterson scored on a 1-yard run. He has only 8 yards on six carries.

6 responses to “Adrian Peterson scores his 120th career rushing touchdown

  1. This is the only way for Seattle to stay in the news cycle is to have AP creep closer to 3rd. That will be where he stays put. He’ll never touch LT or Smith.

  2. I know AP wants to get to Emmitt Smith but it’s not happening. AP is the type of guy that needs touches. He’s a locomotive 20+ touch power back and always has been. People see the six carries for like 20 yards and say he’s washed don’t realize that he’s always been that guy. It was carries 7-14 when he’d start breaking through and taking over.

    At his age though it just isn’t getting those touches over younger guys.

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