Viking running back Adrian Peterson eclipsed 2,000 yards rushing in 2012 after he sustained a major knee injury in week 16 of 2011.  This season Peterson would like to rush for 2,500 yards.  Peterson did an interview with Sports Illustrated where he stated he'd like to rush for 2,500 yards.  He says "It's definitely attainable".  Peterson would need to average 156 yards rushing a game over the 16 game schedule.  He averaged 131 yards rushing in 2012.

Peterson averaged 6.0 yards a carry and ran for 12 touchdowns in 2012.  Peterson is 28 years old.  He led the Vikings to a 10-6 record and a playoff appearance in 2012.