Adrian Peterson rips off record-breaking run

Brian Tinsman
December 03, 2018 - 9:44 pm

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Adrian Peterson has done many things in his Hall of Fame career, but he is still piling up the career firsts in Washington.

Take Monday night, for example.

With the Redskins' backs against the wall and Mark Sanchez in the game at quarterback, Peterson took the handoff at his team's 10-yard-line and streaked 90 yards to paydirt:

The touchdown at least temporarily silenced the crowd, gave the Redskins their first lead, and took the pressure off of quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Here's an incomplete list of other ways the touchdown run was awesome:

  • This was the longest rush in Peterson's legendary career, topping his 82-yard rush in 2012.
  • This was the longest rush in Redskins' history, surpassing Billy Wells, who dashed 88 yards in 1954.
  • Peterson became the oldest NFL player with a 90-yard touchdown rush.
  • He has the most rushing touchdowns of 50 yards or more in NFL history.
  • With the score, Peterson tied Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown for the fifth-most rushing touchdowns (106) in NFL history.

With his next score, Peterson will pass Brown for sole possession of fifth place. After that, he'll need just three more to catch Walter Payton for fourth all-time.

Not bad for a guy who couldn't find a job until training camp.


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