Adrian Peterson and Larry Fitzgerald keep adding to their respective Hall of Fame careers.
Peterson needed just 17 yards to become the 16th NFL player with 12,000 rushing yards. He got 159 on a career-high 37 carries in Sunday’s 20-10 win over the 49ers to pass Hall of Famers Thurman Thomas and Franco Harris to move into 14th place on the NFL’s all-time rushing list.
The Cardinals running back has 99 career rushing touchdowns and will move into seventh place all time with one more. Peterson, who has 29 receiving touchdowns, will break a tie with Hall of Famer Barry Sanders at 99 rushing TDs and pull even with Shaun Alexander and Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, who both retired with 100 rushing scores.
He signed with the Saints in April, but was traded to the Cardinals on Oct. 10 and ran for 134 yards in his Cardinals debut five days later against the Buccaneers.
The Giants dropped to 1-8 Sunday afternoon after a 31-21 loss to the previously winless 49ers, and many fans are calling for a coaching change. Mara and Steve Tisch, the Giants’ chairman and executive vice president, issued a joint statement Monday afternoon saying the team will evaluate the team’s performance at the end of the year
“Ben McAdoo is our head coach and has our support,” the statement read (via ESPN). “We are in the midst of an extremely disappointing season. Our performance this year, particularly the past two weeks, is inexcusable and frustrating. While we appreciate that our fans are unhappy with what has occurred, nobody is more upset than we are.
“Our plan is to do what we have always done, which is to not offer a running commentary on the season. It is our responsibility to determine the reasons for our poor performance and at the end of the year, we will evaluate the 2017 season in its entirety and make a determination on how we move forward.”