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Sports Peterson moves past Bettis, Tomlinson into 6th on all-time rushing list

14:51  25 october  2019
14:51  25 october  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Redskins' Peterson excited about new offensive direction under Callahan

  Redskins' Peterson excited about new offensive direction under Callahan Jay Gruden is gone, and tailback Adrian Peterson is pleased about new Washington Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan's emphasis on establishing the running game. "I'm hyped about it man, you look at the first four weeks that I've played it was like what, 11, 12, 10, seven carries, like totally opposite of what we did last year when we were more successful as a team," Peterson said to reporters on Thursday, including The Washington Times'"I'm hyped about it man, you look at the first four weeks that I've played it was like what, 11, 12, 10, seven carries, like totally opposite of what we did last year when we were more successful as a team," Peterson said to reporters on Thursday, including The Washington Times

Adrian Peterson started the night with 13,625 rushing yards. The Washington running back has added 67 yards on 11 carries midway through the third That gives Peterson 13,692 yards in his career, moving him from eighth on the all - time rushing list to sixth . Peterson passed Jerome Bettis (13

Adrian Peterson moves to 6 th on the all - time career rushing yards list 🔥 (via @NFL) https The four-time All-Pro surpassed Jerome Bettis (13,662) and LaDainian Tomlinson (13,684) in the It's fitting that Peterson accomplished the feat in Minnesota, as his best years took place with the Vikings

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Adrian Peterson continues to defy Father Time.

In his return to Minnesota on Thursday night, the Washington Redskins running back jumped Jerome Bettis and LaDainian Tomlinson to move into sixth place on the all-time rushing yards list.

Peterson passed Bettis (13,662) and Tomlinson (13,648) with a bruising third-quarter run that was reminiscent of his dominant days with the Vikings:

The 34-year-old now trails only Emmitt Smith (18,355), Walter Payton (16,726), Barry Sanders (15,269), Frank Gore (15,136), and Curtis Martin (14,101) in NFL history.

Peterson racked up 11,747 yards in 10 seasons with the Vikings before brief stints with the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints.

Last season, the future Hall of Famer had his first 1,000-yard season since 2015 after taking over for the injured Derrius Guice.

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