Adrian Peterson didn’t break Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record. He fell 9 yards short. He was carried off the field by his teammates in celebration anyways. Peterson rushed for 199 yards including a 26 yard carry to the 11 yard line that set up Blair Walsh’s game winning field goal. The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Green Bay Packers 37-34 to clinch the final wild card spot in the NFC.
With the loss, the Packers fell out of the two seed and will host the Vikings next weekend at Lambeau Field. The Packers loss also helped the San Francisco 49ers clinch a first round bye.
The Vikings win not only secured their playoff birth but it also eliminated the Chicago Bears.
Peterson finishes the season with 2,097 yards rushing. An astounding 1,019 of those yards came AFTER contact. In two games against the Packers this season, Peterson has rushed for 409 yards.
The Packers finish the season with an 11-5 record and the Vikings finish 10-6.
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