The Seattle Seahawks lost their first game of the 2018 season, but never fear! In his debut with the team in Week 1, Adrian Peterson ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.
The Seattle Seahawks have been one of the best teams in the NFL this season. They have a lot to look forward to with Adrian Peterson’s debut.
Getty Adrian Peterson is a viable opponent for the 49ers.
On December 1, the Seattle Seahawks signed Adrian Peterson to the practice squad, giving them another offensive player. Although the 2012 NFL MVP has not been signed to the active roster, Pete Carroll has prepared the scene for Peterson to make his debut in the blue and wolf grey.
On Friday, December 3, the Seahawks’ head coach made the remarks at a media availability. Due to injuries to Travis Homer (calf), Alex Collins (abdomen), and Rashaad Penny (hamstring), he emphasized that the club needs to find out which running backs are healthy before Sunday. He then admitted that it’s possible that Peterson will face the 49ers.
On December 3, Carroll stated of Peterson, “With three players banged up at the position — we’ll see how it goes on the weekend here — but he had a pretty productive week for us, and it was really great having him here.”
Carroll also believes Peterson will suit up and participate in the division game against the 49ers on Sunday, December 5. He revealed that the veteran running back is in good form, despite the fact that he has only played in three games so far in 2021.
Peterson played for the Titans from Weeks 9 to 11, providing depth when Derrick Henry was gone for the season. He carried 27 times for 82 yards and a touchdown against the Rams, averaging three yards per carry.
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In Seattle, Peterson made an early impression.
Carroll and a few Seahawks players have faced off against Peterson before. In a game between the Seahawks and the Vikings in 2012, he carried for 178 yards and two scores. Peterson also faced the Seahawks in 2009, 2013, and 2015 while playing for the Minnesota Vikings, as well as once in 2017 as a member of the Arizona Cardinals.
Peterson was seen in a new light during the most recent week of practice. Instead of attempting to slow him down or push him out of limits, the Seahawks worked with him in a collaborative setting. Carroll responded with a scattering of good remarks.
Carroll stated, “Adrian had a good week.” “It’s probably difficult for outsiders to comprehend the influence that a man with his history may have.” He rushed in here and had a great effect on the week at a time when we were trying to win a game and get going.”
With Enough Plays, Peterson Could Move Up a Historic Leaderboard
Getty With five rushing touchdowns, Adrian Peterson may overtake Marcus Allen.
There is no assurance that Peterson will play against the 49ers or any other club for the Seahawks this season. It’s a viable option, but it will be contingent on the health of other players. If given enough opportunity, Peterson might make a historic move.
With 119 career rushing touchdowns, the former Oklahoma running back enters Week 13 with a total of 119. He’s fourth all-time, barely ahead of another Hall of Famer, Walter Payton (110) and just below Marcus Allen (123).
With four running touchdowns, Peterson can equal Allen for third all-time, and he can pass the legend with five. This would put him in sole possession of third place, just after LaDainian Tomlinson of the Hall of Fame (145).
Without a streak of touchdown runs, catching the former Chargers and Jets running back seems impossible, but Peterson would make a strong argument for his own Hall of Fame entry once he departs from the NFL. For the time being, he will wait to see whether he will face the 49ers.
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