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Adrian Peterson becomes 7th player in NFL history to top 2,000 yards

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, left, runs from Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
December 30, 2012 - 3:21 PM

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson has become the seventh running back in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season.

Peterson rushed into history in the third quarter with a 20-yard run, giving him 2,009 on the season.

The Minnesota Vikings running back entered the game against the rival Green Bay Packers on Sunday needing 102 yards to join O.J. Simpson, Eric Dickerson, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis, Jamal Lewis and Chris Johnson in the 200-yard club. Peterson is the only one to do it after having reconstructive knee surgery.

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