GLENDALE, Ariz. — Adrian Peterson entered his 12th NFL season and his first game with the Washington Redskins just three yards behind Marshall Faulk on the NFL’s all-time career rushing yards list.
Not only did he pass Faulk on his first carry in burgundy and gold, he went on to jump the legendary Jim Brown in the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals and moved from 12th place all-time, to 11th, to 10th.
With 12,276 yards in his first 11 seasons, Peterson needed just 37 yards to pass Brown. He converted a 3rd-and-1 with an eight-yard gain to officially leapfrog Brown — and get the Redskins into the red zone. The former Viking, Saint and Cardinal ran for 43 yards in the first quarter of his Washington debut.
Next in Peterson’s sights is ninth-place Tony Dorsett, who finished his career with 12,739.
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