Adrian Peterson gave it a go, but he fell just short of one of the National Football League's most hallowed records.
One year to the day that he had surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee, the Minnesota Vikings' running back came just nine yards short of Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards. He finished with 2,097. . .but I'm guessing he doesn't care because the Minnesota Vikings are going to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
The following is a list of all of the running backs in NFL history that have amassed 2,000 or more yards in a season.
* - 14-game season
Congratulations to Adrian Peterson on this achievement, even though he didn't quite get to his goal.