NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson surpassed 1,000 yards for the season Saturday, becoming the earliest running back to get to the milestone in 3-4 decades.

In the procedure, the 33-year-old Peterson surpassed certainly one of his idols — Eric Dickerson — to move into eighth to the all time rushing list.

Peterson entered Saturday’s game against the Tennessee Titans requiring 77 metres to reach 1,000 for this growing summer season. He conducted 60 yards in the first half and gained the crucial yards on his first carry in the fourth quarter, a 5-yard profit.

He’s just two months old than Frank Gore was once he realized that the feat a couple of decades before, making Peterson the earliest player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since former Redskins running back John Riggins failed in 1984.

It’s the time Peterson has rushed for 1,000 yards in his career. He said recently that topping that number was”easy” because of him. But he had not reached the mark since 2015.

He had 601 combined yards the past two seasons, putting up with whispers of his career being over.

Peterson failed to register with the Redskins until several days ahead of the next preseason game in August.

He accomplished the 1,000-yard feat behind a Redskins offensive line that’s been ravaged with injuries. The Redskins have started at least five pairs of defenses this year; starters Shawn Lauvao and Brandon Scherff both travelled out for the growing summer season in weekly fat loss to Atlanta.

Ever since that time, it has been challenging for the run game. Peterson rushed for 90 or more yards five days in the first eight games; he topped 52 yards just twice since that time.

On Saturday, he finished with 119 yards on 26 carries at the Redskins’ 25-16 loss.


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