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Adrian Peterson's Top 10 Touchdowns

In honor of Adrian Peterson scoring his 100th career touchdown last Thursday vs. Arizona, take a look back at this unofficial list of Peterson's top ten touchdowns so far in his Hall of Fame career.

10. Peterson Can't Be Stopped vs. Carolina (2011)

In what ended up being Christian Ponder's first win as an NFL quarterback, Peterson had a big say in that, including this powerful touchdown run from in close in what ended up being an overtime win for the Vikings in Carolina.

9. Peterson's Skills Go International vs. Steelers (2013)

The Vikings took on the Steelers in London during a week four contest in 2013, and Peterson rose to the occasion and put on a show on the international stage, leading the Vikings to victory thanks to 140 yards on the ground and a pair of touchdown runs, including this 60-yarder.

8. Hey, A Win at Soldier Field! (2007)

As Vikings fans know, winning at Soldier Field in Chicago has not been an easy task for the Vikings. In fact, prior to this season, the last time the team won there was 2007, and Peterson had just a little bit to do with that win: he ran for 224 yards on 20 carries, which included touchdown runs of 67, 73, and 35 yards. We'll cheat the system and count these as one via the video below.

7. Peterson Returns From ACL Tear In Week 1, Scores Twice vs. Jaguars

After tearing his ACL late in the 2011 season, Peterson famously rehabbed like almost nobody else during the offseason and made it all the way back to start at running back during the team's week one matchup with the Jaguars at the Metrodome. He ran for 84 yards and scored twice, including his first touchdown of the day which you can watch below, as the team won in dramatic fashion by a 26-23 score in overtime thanks to rookie K Blair Walsh.



6. Starting The Season With A Bang (2013)

After going 10-6 in 2012 and making the playoffs for the first time since 2009, much was expected of the 2013 Vikings. And Adrian Peterson did his best to get the team off to a fast start, taking the opening offensive play of the season 78 yards for the touchdown in the season-opener against the Lions.

5. First NFL Game, First NFL Touchdown

You could say that Adrian Peterson got off to a fast start in the NFL, as he ran for 103 yards in the season-opener in 2007 against the Falcons. But the most memorable play from that game wasn't a rush but a catch. Peterson took a Tavaris Jackson pass and went 60 yards for his first NFL touchdown.

4. Peterson Drags Defenders vs. Dallas (2013)

Though this came during a 4-12 season, the fact that Peterson was able to find the end zone on this run is insane.

3. Peterson Runs Through The Packers For An 82-Yard Touchdown vs. Green Bay (2012)

In the team's last regular season loss in 2012, a week 13 game at Lambeau Field vs. the Packers, Adrian Peterson did everything he could to keep his team in the game. With Christian Ponder throwing for just 119 yards and a pair of interceptions, Peterson's 210 yards on the ground (on just 20 carries) helped the Vikings be in the game until the very end. His performance was highlighted by this 82-yard touchdown run.

2. Peterson Shoves Defensive Backs Aside During 64-Yard Touchdown Run vs. Browns (2009)

Heading into the 2009 season opener, much of the focus was on Brett Favre's debut as a Viking. However, Peterson stole the show, rushing for 180 yards and three touchdowns in the team's 34-20 win, including this 64-yarder in which he tossed defenders to the side with relative ease.

1. Peterson's Goes 82 Yards Up The Middle Untouched vs. Rams (2012)

This run came during the team's four-game winning streak to close the 2012 regular season which was due mainly due to Peterson, who had 212 yards in this 36-22 win, including this 82-yard score.

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