In Thursday night's matchup between Washington and the Minnesota Vikings, Peterson tallied 67 yards on 11 carries through three quarters and moved to sixth on the NFL's all-time rushing yards list with 13,692 yards (and counting):
The four-time All-Pro surpassed Jerome Bettis (13,662) and LaDainian Tomlinson (13,684) in the process.
It's fitting that Peterson accomplished the feat in Minnesota, as his best years took place with the Vikings from 2007 to 2016.
The 34-year-old gained 11,747 yards as a Viking. He also nearly placed himself atop the NFL's all-time single-season rushing leaderboard in 2012 but came up eight yards short of Eric Dickerson's 2,105 yards. As a consolation, he was named that season's league MVP.
Overall in Minnesota, Peterson rushed for at least 1,000 yards in seven seasons.
Last season in Washington, he showed he's still a threat with 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns on 251 carries across 16 games.
Beyond his record-breaking run, Peterson also showed glimpses of his prime form Thursday night:
He can now set his sights on Curtis Martin, who's in fifth with 14,101 yards.