Peterson blasted through the Rams for 212 yards on 24 carries, giving him 1,812 yards on the season and leaving the All-Pro 293 shy of Dickerson's mark of 2,105. A tall order for mortals with just two games remaining, but it's entirely possible for Peterson.
"Yeah, it's been in my sights," Peterson said of Dickerson's record, via The Associated Press. "I'm not focusing on it. It's in the back of my head that, hey I definitely want to accomplish that. I look at today's game, and I could have had 300 (yards)."
Let's not ignore the Vikings' defense, which pressured Rams quarterback Sam Bradford and drew killer holding penalties throughout Minnesota's 36-22 win. The Vikings continue to confuse opponents with multiple fronts, but this is Peterson's team. Always has been. The Vikings will go where he takes them -- and Peterson has taken them farther than anyone expected in 2012.
The history books could be next.