AP falls short of Dickerson, Wilson ties Manning
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 02:09:11 GMT —
Adrian Peterson ran into the NFL record books, becoming the seventh player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season and falling 9 yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season mark.
Peterson finished with 199 yards and a touchdown in the 37-34 victory over Green Bay on Sunday. He needed 208 yards when the day began to break Dickerson's record of 2,105 yards set in 1984.
Seattle's Russell Wilson tied Peyton Manning's NFL record for most touchdown passes by a rookie with 26 after a third-quarter score in a 20-13 win over St. Louis.
Detroit's Matthew Stafford finished the season with an NFL-record 727 pass attempts, topping Drew Bledsoe's mark of 691 from 1994. But he fell short of a second consecutive 5,000-yard season, finishing at 4,967.