Originally Posted by Carbine
Tomlinson rushed for 1815 yards, 5.2 average and 28 touchdowns.
Peterson rushed for 2097 yards, 6.0 average and 12 touchdowns.
In what world does Peterson having a 282 yard and 0.8 yard per carry difference make up for the unbelieveable gap between them in touchdowns?
Tomlinson has 16 more touchdowns. That's almost 2.5 times as many rushing touchdowns.
There is no argument, IMO. Tomlinson clearly had a better rushing season.
Rushing touchdowns are such a flukey stat. Tomlinson had a supporting cast that basically got them into the redzone every drive. Peterson was how the Vikings moved the ball. Foster led the league in touchdowns and I'd call his season mediocre at best. 0.8 is a HUGE difference.