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The 5 O’Clock Club: How far can “All Day” actually go?

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NFL: Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The 5 o’clock club is published Wednesday to Saturday during the season, and aims to provide a forum for reader-driven discussion at a time of day when there isn’t much NFL news being published. Feel free to introduce topics that interest you in the comments below.

Rushing defense rankings for 2018 opponents

The chart below lists the 12 teams that the Redskins will play over the course of the remaining regular season games, with their rushing defense ranking for the 2017 regular season, as well as Week 1 of this season (**Monday games not included in these rankings).

The Redskins are leading the league in rushing - for now

For reference, the Redskins were the #1 rushing team in the NFL for all games played through Sunday night, rushing for 182 total yards against the Cardinals.


According to Pro Football Reference, this is the up-to-date list of the NFL all-time rushing yards leaders:

  1. Emmitt Smith 18,355
  2. Walter Payton 16,726
  3. Barry Sanders 15,269
  4. Curtis Martin 14,101 (1,730)
  5. Frank Gore 14,087 (1,716)
  6. LaDainlian Tomlinson 13,684 (1,313)
  7. Jerome Bettis 13,662 (1,291)
  8. Eric Dickerson 13,259 (888)
  9. Tony Dorsett 12,739 (368)
  10. Adrian Peterson 12,372

With his 96 rushing yards against the Cardinals on Sunday, Adrian Peterson moved from #13 all-time to #10, surpassing Marshall Faulk and Jim Brown.

I have noted in italics beside the six players immediately ahead of Peterson, how many yards he needs to accumulate in order to pass them on the list.

Note that, for a player to accumulate 1,000 yards in 16 games, he needs to average 62.5 yards per game. The Redskins have 15 games remaining in this regular season.

Poll

By the end of the 2018 season, where will Adrian Peterson rank on the list of all time career rushing yards?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    4th
    (21 votes)
  • 2%
    5th
    (21 votes)
  • 10%
    6th
    (76 votes)
  • 14%
    7th
    (105 votes)
  • 53%
    8th
    (399 votes)
  • 16%
    9th
    (123 votes)
  • 0%
    10th
    (5 votes)
750 votes total Vote Now

Poll

By the time he retires, where will Adrian Peterson rank on the list of all-time career rushing yards?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    2nd
    (18 votes)
  • 5%
    3rd
    (33 votes)
  • 26%
    4th
    (167 votes)
  • 14%
    5th
    (91 votes)
  • 21%
    6th
    (134 votes)
  • 11%
    7th
    (72 votes)
  • 14%
    8th
    (88 votes)
  • 2%
    9th
    (18 votes)
  • 0%
    10th
    (2 votes)
623 votes total Vote Now

According to ESPN, this is the up-to-date list of the NFL all-time rushing touchdown leaders:

  1. Emmitt Smith 164
  2. LaDanlian Tomlinson 145
  3. Marcus Allen 123
  4. Walter Payton 110
  5. Jim Brown 106
  6. John Riggins 104
  7. Adrian Peterson 100

Poll

By the end of the 2018 season, where will Adrian Peterson rank on the list of all time career rushing touchdowns?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    4th
    (223 votes)
  • 53%
    5th
    (317 votes)
  • 6%
    6th
    (38 votes)
  • 2%
    7th
    (12 votes)
590 votes total Vote Now

Against the Cardinals, Adrian Peterson had 166 total scrimmage yards; Chris Thompson had 128.

Poll

Which player will have the most yards from scrimmage for the 2018 season?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Adrian Peterson
    (166 votes)
  • 73%
    Chris Thompson
    (457 votes)
623 votes total Vote Now