Dec 30, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running backAdrian Peterson
(28) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Single Season Rushing Yards:
Potential Record breaker: Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson came up nine yards short of this record, and that was right after recovering from ACL surgery. He is the cornerstone of that Vikings franchise and the best RB in the league. He just had hernia surgery, and we saw that happened last time he had to have surgery.
Dec 30 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebackerVon Miller
(58) reacts to his sack of Kansas City Chiefs quarterbackBrady Quinn
(9) (background) in the third quarter at Sports Authority Field. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 38-3. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Single Season Sacks Record:
Offense wins games, but defense wins championships. Go ahead and have a #1 offense, but as the Patriots this past year can attest, if you have no defense, then you will be in for a playoff shock. You need a good linebacking corps, and with names like Von Miller and Terrell Suggs, your defense will be feared. Then there are the 49ers. Let’s go over some names: Aldon Smith, Justin Smith, Patrick Willis. Exactly. That’s what I thought.