Adrian Peterson’s 2012 season would be amazing even if it didn’t take place less than a year after he tore his ACL. The MVP candidate ran for a career-high 2,097 yards on 348 carries in his sixth season with the Minnesota Vikings—a career-high 6.0 yards per attempt.
He finished with 12 rushing touchdowns for the fourth time in his career, extending his double-digit touchdown season count to six. He fumbled a little over one percent of his touches (four of 388 total) and lost fewer than one percent of them (two).
An 82-yard run against the St.Louis Rams gave Peterson the longest touchdown scamper of his career. His season was impressive even compared to his own exploits prior to the 2012 NFL league year—and they get even better when compared to his contemporaries at the running back position.
Stats compiled from ESPN.com, NFL.com and Pro-Football-Reference.com.