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Adrian Peterson Goes Over 10,000-Yard Mark For His Career

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EDIT: Peterson wound up with 211 yards for the game, which puts him into 27th all-time on the NFL rushing yardage list with 10,057 yards. He passed Clinton Portis and Ricky Williams on the list in today's game.

In the fourth quarter of the Minnesota Vikings' game with the Chicago Bears, running back Adrian Peterson became the 28th running back in the history of the National Football League to eclipse the 10,000-yard mark in career rushing yards.

Peterson came into the game needing 154 yards to surpass the mark, and though Peterson is a great running back, it's generally not realistic to expect a 154-yard rushing performance from anyone. However, on a 4th-and-1 play from the Chicago 31-yard line, Peterson blasted through the line of scrimmage for 19 yards, putting him at 10,002 yards for his career.

Peterson is the third-fastest back in NFL history to reach the 10,000-yard mark for his career, having done so in his 101st career game. Only Jim Brown (98 games) and Eric Dickerson (99 games) have done so faster.

Congratulations to Adrian Peterson on going over the 10,000-yard mark for his career. It's truly a great milestone, and the speed with which he's gotten to the mark indicates that he's going to climb even further up the all-time yardage chart in the future.