Following up on this week's Team Notes
. ... In case you haven't been following along, Adrian Peterson
has rushed for 9,654 yards this decade, including 820 this season.
As Profofootballtalk.com's Charean Williams noted, if not for Jay Gruden making Peterson inactive for the season opener, the 13-year veteran would have a better shot at another 1,000-yard season. As it stands, Peterson is 180 from a ninth 1,000-yard season.
Peterson, who turns 35 in March, doesn’t plan on this season being his last. In fact, he wants to play well into the next decade, too.
“I can see myself playing to 40,” Peterson told Jane Slater of NFL Network. “People look at that and say, ‘Oh, my God! That’s crazy,’ but they’ve been doing that for the past two years and surprise, surprise, I’m still able to do it at a high level.”
Peterson ranks fourth all time in rushing touchdowns
with 111. Marcus Allen is next on the list with 123, and Emmitt Smith holds the record with 164.
Peterson ranks fifth in all-time rushing yards with 14,138. Barry Sanders is next on the list with 15,269 and Smith is the all-time leader with 18,355.
Meanwhile, Peterson was given Thursday off as a veteran day of rest.
Of greater concern, receiver Terry McLaurin
(concussion) remained out. His status bears watching, but it's hard to imagine him being rushed back into action this week if it's a close call.