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07:36 PM ET 12.30 | Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson is still pushing for record he was seeking, but still joins an elite club today as he becomes the seventh running back in NFL history to run for over 2,000 yards in a season. Eric Dickerson's NFL record of 2,105 yards is still in reach, but in eclipsing 2,000 yards Adrian Peterson becomes the first running back since Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titansjoined the 2000 yard club in 2009.

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December 30, 2012  07:57 PM ET
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Nine yards shy. So close, yet so far.

True. But, if you were to ask him, he'd rather be in the playoffs than personal glory. Congrats to Peterson .... and to the Vikings! Can they beat the Pack twice?

December 30, 2012  08:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nine yards shy. So close, yet so far.

Is Lovie Smith fired yet?

December 30, 2012  08:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nine yards shy. So close, yet so far.

13 seconds left on the clock and Minnesota has the ball with two timeouts. AD was 9 yards short of the record. I know it's all about the team, but a back like AD will get this opportunity maybe once in his career. Couldn't Frazier have called a timeout and given him one shot to get the yards?

December 30, 2012  08:39 PM ET

A better team than the Bears but still I don't see the Vikes beating GB twice in a row.

December 30, 2012  09:37 PM ET
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13 seconds left on the clock and Minnesota has the ball with two timeouts. AD was 9 yards short of the record. I know it's all about the team, but a back like AD will get this opportunity maybe once in his career. Couldn't Frazier have called a timeout and given him one shot to get the yards?

I seemed to remember them only having one timeout left...but you may be right.

December 30, 2012  09:39 PM ET

399 of his yards have come against the Packers. If he played Green Bay every game he'd have 3192 yards.

December 30, 2012  09:41 PM ET
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A better team than the Bears but still I don't see the Vikes beating GB twice in a row.

How many rushing yards do you see Peterson having in Green Bay?

December 30, 2012  10:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I seemed to remember them only having one timeout left...but you may be right.

Yeah, I thought so as well but checked twice. I know it's goofy looking for the record but stuff like that really doesn't happen too often.

December 30, 2012  10:14 PM ET

Great Job AP!!!

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December 30, 2012  11:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Is Lovie Smith fired yet?

I'm starting to see a theme with your posts.

December 30, 2012  11:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Great Job AP!!!

+1

Having the season he had so soon after having his knee reconstructed is nothing short of amazing... and MVP-worthy as well.

December 30, 2012  11:50 PM ET

Hard to believe that's it for the regular season... let the firings begin!

December 30, 2012  11:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Is Lovie Smith fired yet?

Lovie managed to coach the Bears to a victory over the Lions... but only just barely. It seems like most of Lovie's tenure can be summed up with those two words: "just barely". Maybe it is time to thank him for his time in Chicago and go in a different direction without him.

December 31, 2012  12:25 AM ET
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True. But, if you were to ask him, he'd rather be in the playoffs than personal glory. Congrats to Peterson .... and to the Vikings! Can they beat the Pack twice?

He says that now... ask him a week from now after they go one-and-done.

December 31, 2012  01:03 AM ET
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Yeah, I thought so as well but checked twice. I know it's goofy looking for the record but stuff like that really doesn't happen too often.

I think they had to make the conservative call and win the game. If they tried one more run, suppose there was a bad handoff or a fumble. No record, and no playoffs.

Always play to win, and let the records come as they may.

December 31, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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Lovie managed to coach the Bears to a victory over the Lions... but only just barely. It seems like most of Lovie's tenure can be summed up with those two words: "just barely". Maybe it is time to thank him for his time in Chicago and go in a different direction without him.

He's the fifth highest paid coach in the league. More is expected from someone at that level but ... he'll never reach it. Missing the playoffs two years in a row is unacceptable, especially since he was given so much say in personnel decisions. The Bears O line sucks because of him.

December 31, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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Maybe it is time to thank him for his time in Chicago and go in a different direction without him.

I already did .... six years ago.

 
December 31, 2012  10:25 AM ET

Congratulations to AP! He may have been 9 yards shy of the record but he still ran for over 2,000 yards the year after blowing out his ACL. The guy is a BEAST!!!!

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