ST. LOUIS — He's rushed for more yards this season than 23 NFL teams, including the St. Louis Rams.
Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson, who leads the NFL with 1,600 rushing yards, poses a big problem for the Rams this Sunday.
"He's a one-of-a-kind back," Rams defensive end Robert Quinn said. "He's powerful, he's quick, he's fast. All three things. We definitely have our hands full this week, but I think if we can dominate as a defensive line or front seven and slow him down, it could be a pretty good day for us."
Peterson has logged seven straight 100-yard rushing games.
He is the third player in NFL history to rush for at least 1,600 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging more than six yards per carry in his team's first 13 games. The other two are Pro Football Hall of Famers' Jim Brown (1963) and O.J. Simpson (1973).
"He might be the best back I've faced, I'd have to think about it," Rams defensive end Chris Long said. "He's definitely one of the best backs of all-time. He's finishing his career the way he started it. It's remarkable watching him play."
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