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Adrian Peterson can break NFL records

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Adrian Peterson came so close to breaking the NFL regular season rushing yards record in 2012, finishing just 8 desperate yards shy of Eric Dickerson's record set in 1984.

All Day couldn't manage to replicate that same form in 2013 - hampered by injuries didn't help - but legendary NFL running back Jim Brown believes that the Minnesota Vikings star can break multiple records in his career.

"If he wants that (the career yards record) and he dedicates himself and he has good fortune, that's a great possibility," Brown told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Friday.

"I think if he sets his goals and he understands his circumstances and he knows what it takes, that he can be successful. I'm not saying that he will break the record, I'm just saying it's a possibility."

Emmitt Smith currently holds the career yards record, he finished with 18,355 yards in his career over 15 seasons.

Through seven seasons, Peterson has 10,115 yards, which is pretty much at the exact same point Smith was at his age, meaning that if AP really wants to put his name in the record books then he will have to work for it.

The standard of play in the NFL now means that running backs are looked at in lower estimation, what with the league becoming quarterback dominated and passing records being broken every week by Peyton Manning last year.

So in the midst of all that, it's nice to see the Adrian Peterson is still vaunted and loved. The last real bastion of the halfback position.

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