Who is the Biggest Threat to Adrian Peterson’s Rushing Title?

May 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ran away with the NFL rushing title last year. However, if recent history is any indication, the seventh-year pro is going to face some challengers to his throne this season.
Peterson had one of the best seasons by a running back in NFL history in 2012, coming within nine yards of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record.
He has his sights set even higher in 2013, telling the Star Tribune that his goal is to gain 2,500 yards on the ground this year.
Not only is that lofty goal somewhat unrealistic, there's a good chance that Peterson's production will dip significantly in 2013—at least if history is any indicator.
Of the six running backs before Peterson who topped 2,000 rushing yards in a season, none have gained 1,500 yards rushing the following year and only two reached 1,250 yards.
Also, it's been several years since a running back led the NFL in rushing in successive seasons, although Peter...

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