Adrian Peterson: 3 Reasons Why Vikings RB Won't Break the NFL's Rushing Record

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Adrian Peterson: 3 Reasons Why Vikings RB Won't Break the NFL's Rushing Record
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With two games left, the general consensus is that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will break Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record. 

Peterson needs 294 yards—or 147 in each game—to eclipse the 2,105 yards Dickerson amassed during the 1984 season, which seems feasible given that Peterson has rushed for 576 yards in three December games. 

However, despite a lofty task still ahead of Peterson, few have played devil's advocate on the topic.

We'll play that role in the following slides, which present three main reasons why Peterson might not break Dickerson's record.

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