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Adrian Peterson passes Tony Dorsett as NFL's No. 9 all-time rusher

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A short run early in the game reminded all of what Adrian Peterson has accomplished in his career, resulting in another historic milestone. A long run later on reminded everyone what he can still do.

The Washington Redskins running back rushed for 149 yards in a 20-13 win over the New York Giants and clinching the victory with a 64-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

In the second quarter, Peterson passed former Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett for ninth place on the NFL's all-time leading rusher chart. Peterson, who has now run for 12,863 yards, entered the game needing 25 yards and achieved that in the second quarter on a five-yard run to push him past Dorsett's total of 12,739.

Peterson grew up in Palestine, Texas, as a Cowboys fan. He's marveled at the other names he's passed this season -- Marshall Faulk and Jim Brown. Dorsett is different.4

"It means a lot," Peterson said. "He inspired me, being a guy who played for the Cowboys and accomplishing the things he accomplished in his career, and that's what I set out to accomplish in my career. So, I appreciate it, and hope to continue to pass more guys on the list."

Peterson now trails Eric Dickerson by 396 yards for seventh place. The 33-year-old Peterson has 587 yards rushing this season and is on pace for 1,342. In Washington's five wins, Peterson has averaged 112.2 yards. He also caught a 7-yard touchdown pass Sunday, his first since the 2013 season.cheap nfl jerseys china nike

Peterson is a big reason why Washington (5-2) has won three straight with 345 yards in that span. Teammates say his impact extends beyond the field. It's also tough to imagine them being 5-2 had they not signed Peterson in mid-August, a week after Derrius Guice tore his ACL.

"I mean, look at the history of him being in the NFL," Redskins tackle Morgan Moses said. "It speaks for itself. Just the leadership he brings to the team. You got a Hall of Fame running back. Anytime you see a guy like that playing through injuries, it makes you play a little harder. The guy is 30-something years old and he's still running with a full head of steam. To have a back like that you know has a one-cut and hit the field, it's a great feeling."

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