Adrian Peterson quietly makes NFL history in Cardinals win over 49ers

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After a massively disappointing four-game stint with the New Orleans Saints to open the 2017 season, veteran running back Adrian Peterson has quietly appeared to regain his Pro Bowl-caliber form in his three games as a member of the Arizona Cardinals.

Since being traded to the Cardinals on October 10, Peterson has rushed for 314 yards and 2 touchdowns on 74 carries.

In Arizona’s 20-10 Week 9 win over the San Francisco 49ers, Peterson carried the ball a whopping 37 times for 159 yards. The 37 carries were a career-high for the future Hall of Fame running back.

While his personal record is impressive (especially when you consider he accomplished it at 32-years old) it honestly isn’t all that notable or newsworthy.

The fact that the former Oklahoma Sooner became the fourth-fastest player in NFL history to rush for 12,000 yards is extremely impressive, however.

Peterson accomplished the feat in 130 games, which was faster than every running back in history other than NFL legends Jim Brown, Eric Dickerson, and Barry Sanders.

Peterson now has 12,142 career rushing yards.

While it looked like Peterson’s NFL career was running on borrowed time earlier this season, he has proven that he still has a good amount of gas left in his tank since joining the Cardinals.

He likely won’t be able to play long enough to break Emmitt Smith’s career rushing record (18,355 yards), but Peterson does have a legitimate chance to crack the top-5 with a couple more strong seasons.

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