January 4, 2016

Adrian Peterson Wins NFL Rushing Title

Former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson finished the regular season with 1,485 rushing yards, the most in the league. Although he had his third rushing title locked by up kickoff, he added to his total with 67 yards against the Packers.

“I told myself that my main focus was to just do whatever I could to help my team win,” Peterson said. “I was surprised to hear that I already had it before the game started. It’s a great feeling.”

Peterson, who rushed 19 times and had a touchdown, helped the Vikings claim their first NFC North title since 2009.

After missing 15 games in 2014, the 30-year-old Peterson became the second-oldest player to win a rushing title.

“This is definitely what I envisioned coming into the season,” Peterson said. “I envisioned 2,100 (yards) plus, but I’ll take this plus the (division) title.”

Peterson’s other two rushing titles came in 2008 (1,760 yards) and 2012 (2,097 yards). The Vikings also won the NFC North championship in 2008. (Minnesota Vikings)

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