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Bench McElroy
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It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
Rookie Year

Adrian Peterson- Named AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, finishes second in the league in rushing, makes first Pro Bowl

Barry Sanders- Named AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, finished second in the league in rushing, makes first Pro Bowl

Second Year

Adrian Peterson- Wins first career rushing title
Barry Sanders- Wins first career rushing title

Third Year

Adrian Peterson- Leads the league in touchdowns, Team finishes 12-4 and makes it to the conference championship game, has not won a playoff game since that season

Barry Sanders- Leads the league in touchdowns, Team finishes 12-4 and makes it to the conference championship game, never won another playoff game in his career

6th season

Adrian Peterson- Wins second rushing title of career, leads the league in yards from scrimmage
Barry Sanders- Wins second rushing title of career, leads the league in yards from scrimmage

Career numbers through their first six seasons in the league

Adrian Peterson- 1754 carries, 8849 yards, 76 touchdowns, 5.0 YPC, 1526 receiving yards, 10375 total yards from scrimmage

Barry Sanders- 1763 carries, 8672 yards, 62 touchdowns, 4.9 YPC, 1782 receiving yards, 10454 total yards from scrimmage




TheCaterpillar
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
Nice research


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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
AP retires after the season


The Boat
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
Ok Ray Lewis


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John McClane
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
Damn, good stuff


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stevo1905
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
I hope he seeks a trade away from that shitshow.
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ZTiger87
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
AP was a dick pic int away from the Super Bowl.


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Zamoro10
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
You forgot to mention the state of Oklahoma connection too.



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hendersonshands
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
Solid thread, you get an upvote


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bbrownso
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
I think Peterson's the type to give the Vikings a chance to make some improvements this offseason.

But if there isn't some promise on the horizon, I wouldn't guarantee he comes back for 2015. At that point, I think he's only out the 2.4 million portion of his signing bonus left (although he's be walking away from 43 million+).


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Baers Foot
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
Man...I hope he gets a chance somewhere else. He deserves it, and I'd like to be a witness.


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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
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It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders


A well thought-out and researched thread???


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Vicks Kennel Club
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
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Man...I hope he gets a chance somewhere else. He deserves it, and I'd like to be a witness.

He was on a fantastic team in 2009, but it was probably the "worst" year of his career.

The Vikings were pretty good in 2008 and okay last year. He has been in the playoffs like half of his career.
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
Awesome.


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rlebl39
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
It is a disgrace that he only got 13 carries tonight.


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LooseCannon22282
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
one of the better football threads on here in awhile.



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dgtiger3
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
Wow


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LooseCannon22282
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
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6th season

Adrian Peterson- Wins second rushing title of career, leads the league in yards from scrimmage
Barry Sanders- Wins second rushing title of career, leads the league in yards from scrimmage


each year also had a similar ending. Both of their teams lost to the Green Bay Packers in the wildcard round at Lambeau Field in the playoffs.


Hook Em Horns
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re: It's eerie how much Adrian Peterson's career has resembled Barry Sanders
Please come be patriot. Oh sweet baby Jesus let this happen.


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