Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson fell nine yards short of breaking the NFL’s single-season rushing record on Sunday and might very well have put himself at the top of the league’s MVP list. Detroit Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice’s single-season record for receiving yards and came incredibly close to breaking the 2,000 barrier. Peterson and Johnson had 2012 seasons that will be remembered for a very, very long time.
Here’s a list of the three top yardage gainers in the entire NFL in 2012:
1. Adrian Peterson: 2,314
2. Calvin Johnson: 1,964
3. Doug Martin: 1,926 Continue reading