Tennessee Titans Adrian Peterson in his season debut defeats the Los Angeles Rams, 28-16. Peterson suited up for the first game of his 15th NFL season after signing with the Titans last week, per ESPN. Peterson delivered a touchdown which was a milestone for his legacy; however, he was a driving force in helping the Titans dismantle the powerhouse Rams on the road.
Peterson’s one-yard touchdown run was his 125th career score, tying him with the late great Walter Payton “Sweetness”. This milestone places Peterson at 11th, for most touchdowns in NFL history.
“It’s a blessing,” Peterson said. “Here I am in a situation to continue to pass and approach guys that inspired me to be great and be the best that I can be.”
Adrian Peterson gets his first TD as a Titan 💥
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The 36-year-old had been out of the league before he signed with the Titans at the beginning of this week, in replacement of superstar Derrick Henry. The Titans promptly added him into the starting lineup. Although, he only managed to rush for 21 yards on ten carries. However, his fourth-quarter run gave him 119 rushing touchdowns for his career and 125 overall, per ESPN.
“I thought he brought an energy and a professionalism,” said Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel.
His next touchdown will put him in a tie with the Hall of Famer and Cleveland Brown legend Jim Brown for tenth on the all-time scoring list. The Titans currently sit at 7-2 and have the best record in the AFC. They are on a five-game winning streak. They will look to go head to head with the New Orleans Saints next Sunday.