This won’t go down as a satisfying season for Minnesota’s
Peterson, the league’s reigning most valuable player, surpassed 10,000 yards for his career Sunday in the fourth quarter against the
It took Peterson 101 games to reach 10,000 yards, three more games than it took Jim Brown and 10 more than Eric Dickerson needed. Peterson crossed the threshold two games sooner than Barry Sanders.
At 28 years and 255 days, Peterson is the sixth-youngest player to accomplish the feat. The only younger ones were Sanders (27 years, 147 days),
Peterson had a pair of 11-yard runs to help move the
Peterson passed the 1,000-yard mark for the sixth time in his seven seasons. The only year he failed to surpass the mark was 2011, when he played 12 games because of a knee injury.