Peterson tops 11,000 career rushing yards, joins elite group of RBs

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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is inching his way toward the top of the all-time rushing leader board. Jeff Curry USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is still chugging along at the age of 30. Against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Peterson eclipsed 11,000 career rushing yards.

Peterson is now one of 21 running backs in NFL history to have rushed for at least 11,000 yards, as he moved passed Warrick Dunn on the all-time leader board in Week 10.

Peterson has served as Minnesota's lifeblood all season, as his legs have made the Vikings competitive again. He entered Sunday's matchup with the Raiders as the NFL's leading rusher. After missing 15 games last season, the veteran back has made a pretty convincing case for himself as Comeback Player of the Year.

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