Thanks to Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin only rushing for 48 yards in today’s game against the Carolina Panthers, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will likely be crowned the 2015 NFL rushing champion. The only way that Peterson can lose the title is if he rushes for -17 yards against the Green Bay Packers tonight.
Given that Peterson has never finished a game with a negative amount of rushing yards in his career, it is more than likely that he will win this season’s rushing title. For Peterson, it will be the third time he has led the league in rushing in his nine year NFL career.
It should seem as quite an accomplishment for Peterson who not only missed 15 games in 2014, but will become just the third running back at the age of 30 or older to ever lead the league in rushing. His statistics this year should prove that he is still one of best running backs in the NFL no matter how old he is.