NFL

Peterson goes 78 yards for TD on first carry

Share This Story

   
 

DETROIT (AP)

Adrian Peterson started the 2013 season in MVP style.

The Minnesota star went 78 yards for a touchdown on the Vikings' first offensive play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, giving his team a 7-0 lead. Minnesota got the ball on its 22 after the Lions flubbed a field goal attempt. Peterson took a handoff, found an opening up the middle, cut to the right to avoid a tackler and then was able to outrun the secondary all the way to the end zone.

Peterson added a 4-yard TD run in the second quarter.

Peterson earned MVP honors last season, when he rushed for 2,097 yards and helped the Vikings reach the playoffs. Only Eric Dickerson, with 2,105 yards in 1984, accumulated more yards rushing in one year.

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

Tagged: Vikings, Adrian Peterson

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by


NFL Videos

NFL Roundtable: Detroit Lions Posted: Jul 11, 2014
A team with so many weapons, is this the season that the Lions put together and ...

NFL Roundtable: Cleveland Browns Posted: Jul 10, 2014
Taking a look at the Cleveland Browns heading into new season and all talk is ce...

NFL Roundtable: Dallas Cowboys Posted: Jul 09, 2014
No strangers to making moves...and headlines...have the Cowboys put themselves i...