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Pay Attention! Peterson Making History

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ST. LOUIS — So much about Adrian Peterson's chase is invisible. This sprint for history is a product of what we don't see — the grit, the drive, the flame that burns inside to become more than a star, more than someone contained by his time. 

 

The possibility of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards, set in 1984, is becoming more than real now. Peterson's motivation has never left, even with a torn ACL in his left knee last December that placed a sumo-sized boulder between him and a 27-year quest for greatness. If anything, the setback served as gasoline, sparking an uncommon show of force that makes you wonder if you're watching a thoroughbred and a jackhammer at the same time. 

 

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