Talking Points: Peterson's record pursuit
Monday, December 24, 2012
What's the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:
Records seem to be falling (or endanger of falling) all over the NFL.
Yet the one most media have given their full attention is the single-season rushing record held by Eric Dickerson since 1984.
Minnesota's Adrian Peterson rushed for 86 yards against Houston on Sunday and still needs 208 yards to break Dickerson's mark of 2,105.
Green Bay visits Minnesota in Week 17 for the season finale.
"I'll get some rest and be ready to get a W and break that record," Peterson said.
Hard to bet against Peterson with the season he is having, but with an average of 126.5 yards a game he'll fall 81 yards short (give or take).
No free agent Nick Swisher for the Mariners. But then again, with their recent acquisitions, it probably was never going to happen.
Writes Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times on his Mariners blog:
"The Mariners, as I'd suspected last week, did not go hard after Nick Swisher once they traded for first baseman Kendrys Morales. ... Much of Swisher's value to the Mariners would have been his ability to move back and forth between right field and first base. Once Morales took care of their first base needs, the team opted to go the cheaper route with Raul Ibañez as a fallback option there and as a left-handed hitting corner outfield platoon option — rather than paying Swisher $14 million per season to play right on a full-time basis."
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