Adrian Peterson: Emmitt Smith’s record is “very realistic”

Adrian Peterson leapfrogged a pair of Hall of Famers on Sunday. Now sitting at No. 10 on the all-time rushing list, Peterson continues to aspire to jump past nine more. Yes, Peterson truly wants to surpass Emmitt Smith as the king of all NFL rusher. “I feel like it’s realistic you know very realistic,” Peterson [more]
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Adrian Peterson to start Week 1

Say what you want about the 33-year-old Adrian Peterson, but he’s getting the start in Week 1. Shannon Sharpe and Cris Carter have already spoken out about him, and he didn’t like that. That doesn’t change the fact that he’s starting Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals, according to John Keim of ESPN.“Adrian Peterson said those who doubt what he has left provide fuel for him. Peterson will start at running back for Washington Sunday vs. Arizona.”Of course, it’s not all that strange to question his ability. After all, he’s averaging just 3.1 yards per carry across 13 games over the past two seasons. A season-ending injury in 2016 didn’t help, limiting him to just three games. He then spent four games with the Saints in 2017 before heading to Arizona to start in six contests, averaging 3.5 yards per carry with the Cardinals.Meanwhile, Washington is coming off another lackluster season. Finishing 7-9, they just missed the postseason for the second straight season. They haven’t won 10 gam
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Adrian Peterson planning a trip visit to Redskins

Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles
made plans to visit the Redskins this weekend, following Orleans Darkwa in doing so. This effort to add a piece to a reeling backfield won’t be to bring in a starter but to add depth to a position group that needs it. Jay Gruden said (video link) his team is “covering our bases” in arranging visits with these free agent backs. Being merely a four-year veteran with a light carry history, Darkwa certainly has the most left in the tank. He led the Giants in rushing last season. Peterson, though, has recent experience fitting in quickly with a new team. Although he didn’t do well on a per-carry basis behind a struggling Cardinals offensive line, the future Hall of Fame back posted two 130-plus-yard performances last season — the first of which coming in his initial Cards game. Charles fell out of the Broncos’ rotation late in the season, but the two-time All-Pro made it through last year healthy and performed fairly well (4.3 yards per tote) before being
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