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singersp
12-17-2012, 07:55 AM
AP Now 294 Shy Of Breaking Eric Dickerson's Record

Adrian Peterson, Vikings Top Rams 36-22: AP Now 294 Shy Of Breaking Eric Dickerson's Record (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/adrian-peterson-vikings-rams-36-22-eric-dickerson_n_2312448.html)

singersp
12-17-2012, 07:56 AM
188 left to hit 2,000.

NordicNed
12-17-2012, 08:13 AM
I say AD gets the 2,000 But to break Dickerson's record, he will have to be at his best and keep doing what he's been doing and then some.... If he can bring in another 200 yard rushing game VS the Texans, I have no doubt he can break it, and all the better seeing it would be against the Pack...All I can really say now is it's going to be a blast watching him rush these last two games...Note: Don't pull him for Gerhart either, late in the game. AD could have and should have been able to add to his yards yesterday, it was sad for me to see him sit the last series or two.......Shame on you coaches..

Reignman
12-17-2012, 09:09 AM
All I can really say now is it's going to be a blast watching him rush these last two games...Note: Don't pull him for Gerhart either, late in the game. AD could have and should have been able to add to his yards yesterday, it was sad for me to see him sit the last series or two.......Shame on you coaches..I agree, he only had 24 carries and he was gashing the Rams at that point, so it's not like he was wore out, but worst of all, the game was still in doubt. The Rams had a lot of momentum going and Bradford was shredding our secondary so we really could have used a 1st down on one of those final 2 drives to put the game on ice, but instead we were forced to watch the slug struggle to even get back to the LOS.

tastywaves
12-17-2012, 12:15 PM
Pretty amazing that he is even in this position. I would love to see him get Dickerson's record. I still believe that running the ball is still the purest form of football and no one is doing it better right now than AD.

Next week in his hometown (close enough) right before Christmas. Pretty nice stage for another big day. As long as we don't give up a couple quick scores early and he stay healthy, I would expect continued heavy does of him.

Reignman
12-17-2012, 03:56 PM
Pretty amazing that he is even in this position. I would love to see him get Dickerson's record. I still believe that running the ball is still the purest form of football and no one is doing it better right now than AD.

Next week in his hometown (close enough) right before Christmas. Pretty nice stage for another big day. As long as we don't give up a couple quick scores early and he stay healthy, I would expect continued heavy does of him.Exactly, there haven't been any rule changes to benefit the run game like there has been to greatly benefit the pass game, so what he's doing is just that more remarkable. I heard a stat on ESPN that he has over 1000 yards after first contact.

singersp
12-18-2012, 06:47 AM
I heard a stat on ESPN that he has over 1000 yards after first contact.

He's had over 8,500 rushing yards after signing his first contract. :)

He's had a 1,000+ yard rushing season every year except last year when he had only 970. He resigned with the Vikings at the beginning to that season.

Reignman
12-18-2012, 11:30 AM
He's had over 8,500 rushing yards after signing his first contract. :)

He's had a 1,000+ yard rushing season every year except last year when he had only 970. He resigned with the Vikings at the beginning to that season.Haha, I said contact, not contract. As in he has 1000 yards AFTER he runs over the first defender.

Lippythelion69
12-18-2012, 12:20 PM
He's the best a beast

Lippythelion69
12-18-2012, 12:22 PM
He's doing this when the d knows its coming
8 9 in the box amazing

Purple Floyd
12-18-2012, 12:47 PM
He's doing this when the d knows its coming
8 9 in the box amazing


Actually in some ways it helps. With a FB blocking in front of him, as long as he can beat 1 guy at the LOS having 8 in the box leaves only 3 to defend the rest of the field. He stiff arms one and runs past the other 2.

jmcdon00
12-18-2012, 04:28 PM
Actually in some ways it helps. With a FB blocking in front of him, as long as he can beat 1 guy at the LOS having 8 in the box leaves only 3 to defend the rest of the field. He stiff arms one and runs past the other 2.
I would agree with this. It means a few more negative plays, but a few more home runs as well.
Teams stack the box when they don't respect the pass.
Chris Johnson 2009-QB Vince Young- 23rd in pass yards
Jamall Lewis 2003-QB Kyle Boller, Anthony Wright, 32nd in pass yards
Terrell Davis 1998-QB John Elway, 7th in pass yards
Barry Sanders 1997-QB Scott Mitchell, 12th in pass yards
Eric Dickerson 1984-?-27th in pass yards(of 28 teams)
Oj Simpson 1973- 26th of 26.

The only one with a good QB was Terrell Davis, and Elway was always a threat to scramble which likely caused defenses to stack the box anyway.

Look at Petersons ypc compared to our passing game.
07-5.6ypc-28th passing yards
08-4.8ypc-25th passing yards
09-4.4ypc-8th passing yards
10-4.6ypc-26th passing yards
11-4.7ypc-28th passing yards
12-6.3ypc-32nd passing yards

jmcdon00
12-18-2012, 04:35 PM
His 1812yards is already a personal best for Peterson and ranks him 19th in league history even if he doesn't get another yard. It's going to be fun watching him move up the list with every carry.

1 Eric Dickerson Los Angeles Rams 2,105 1984
2 Jamal Lewis Baltimore Ravens 2,066 2003
3 Barry Sanders Detroit Lions 2,053 1997
4 Terrell Davis Denver Broncos 2,008 1998
5 Chris Johnson Tennessee Titans 2,006 2009
6 O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills 2,003 1973
7 Earl Campbell Houston Oilers 1,934 1980
T8 Ahman Green Green Bay Packers 1,883 2003
Barry Sanders Detroit Lions 1,883 1994
10 Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks 1,880 2005
11 Jim Brown Cleveland Browns 1,863 1963
12 Tiki Barber New York Giants 1,860 2005
13 Ricky Williams Miami Dolphins 1,853 2002
14 Walter Payton Chicago Bears 1,852 1977
15 Jamal Anderson Atlanta Falcons 1,846 1998
16 Eric Dickerson Los Angeles Rams 1,821 1986
17 O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills 1,817 1975
18 LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers 1,815 2006
19 ** Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings 1,812 2012

snowinapril
12-19-2012, 01:20 AM
I would agree with this. It means a few more negative plays, but a few more home runs as well.
Teams stack the box when they don't respect the pass.
Chris Johnson 2009-QB Vince Young- 23rd in pass yards
Jamall Lewis 2003-QB Kyle Boller, Anthony Wright, 32nd in pass yards
Terrell Davis 1998-QB John Elway, 7th in pass yards
Barry Sanders 1997-QB Scott Mitchell, 12th in pass yards
Eric Dickerson 1984-?-27th in pass yards(of 28 teams)
Oj Simpson 1973- 26th of 26.

The only one with a good QB was Terrell Davis, and Elway was always a threat to scramble which likely caused defenses to stack the box anyway.

Look at Petersons ypc compared to our passing game.
07-5.6ypc-28th passing yards
08-4.8ypc-25th passing yards
09-4.4ypc-8th passing yards
10-4.6ypc-26th passing yards
11-4.7ypc-28th passing yards
12-6.3ypc-32nd passing yards

Thanks for posting that, I hadn't thought to make that correlation. That is very interesting.

It does seem the teams that run the ball well make a concentrated effort to do so.

How many of these top rushers produced a high quality play off win the same year?

snowinapril
12-19-2012, 01:23 AM
D Sharp on NFLN was emphatic about AP breaking the record.

It is the only thing that I liked to hear from him all year.

The one thing we got going for us is that the Packers and the Texans may not want to get beat to crap by AP.

Lower the BOOM and Let's rock n roll AP.

NordicNed
12-19-2012, 06:32 AM
Thanks for the Stats jmcdon00, I bet he passes Tomlinson, O.J., and maybe even Dickersons1986 year, with his first carry.....
His 1812yards is already a personal best for Peterson and ranks him 19th in league history even if he doesn't get another yard. It's going to be fun watching him move up the list with every carry.

1 Eric Dickerson Los Angeles Rams 2,105 1984
2 Jamal Lewis Baltimore Ravens 2,066 2003
3 Barry Sanders Detroit Lions 2,053 1997
4 Terrell Davis Denver Broncos 2,008 1998
5 Chris Johnson Tennessee Titans 2,006 2009
6 O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills 2,003 1973
7 Earl Campbell Houston Oilers 1,934 1980
T8 Ahman Green Green Bay Packers 1,883 2003
Barry Sanders Detroit Lions 1,883 1994
10 Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks 1,880 2005
11 Jim Brown Cleveland Browns 1,863 1963
12 Tiki Barber New York Giants 1,860 2005
13 Ricky Williams Miami Dolphins 1,853 2002
14 Walter Payton Chicago Bears 1,852 1977
15 Jamal Anderson Atlanta Falcons 1,846 1998
16 Eric Dickerson Los Angeles Rams 1,821 1986
17 O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills 1,817 1975
18 LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers 1,815 2006
19 ** Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings 1,812 2012

jargomcfargo
12-19-2012, 12:53 PM
The Vikings defense will have to help AP this weekend. The Texams are a running team that could limit the number of carries AP gets if the Vikings defense can't stop the run, or get off the field on third down. Especially if the Texans get a big lead.
Vikings need to get the lead early and stop the run on defense for AP to get enough carries.