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Numbers Game: How many great years does Adrian Peterson have left?

By pmackey@1500espn.com

Adrian Peterson is perhaps the most beloved Minnesota Vikings player in franchise history. He is also one of the greatest NFL players of all-time and would be a Hall of Fame lock even if his career ended tomorrow.

All of that said, the Vikings – and Vikings fans – must take a close look at where Peterson is at in his career timeline.

2: The number of running backs, since 1980, who have surpassed 1,200 yards in a season after turning 32

Historically, the top half of the hourglass runs empty at age 31 for running backs – and that’s if it doesn’t run…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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