Donning a new number (26) in a new uniform, the indomitable Adrian Peterson, once again, made history during opening weekend of the 2018 NFL regular season. The former Oklahoma Sooners star finished his Washington debut with 26 carries for 96 yards and a touchdown and added another 70 on two receptions. With fellow Sooner Samaje Perine injured and rookie Derrius Guice out for the year, the seasoned veteran Peterson is taking advantage of the opportunities available in the injury-laden Washington backfield.
Make that career touchdowns for Adrian Peterson. pic.twitter.com/vjTJecerHZ— NBC Sports Redskins (@NBCSRedskins) September 9, 2018
AD is now 10th all-time in the NFL rushing charts, passing Jim Brown on Sunday, and his 100th career touchdown vaults him to seventh in the history books. He’s also now only the seventh player in NFL history to the milestones of 12,000 yards and rushing 100 TDs in a career, joining six other guys who are already in Canton.
Adrian Peterson scored his 100th career rushing touchdown, tying him with Shaun Alexander and Marshall Faulk for seventh-most in @NFL history. #WASvsAZ #HTTR— StatMuse (@statmuse) September 10, 2018
Adrian Peterson is the 9th player in NFL history with 100 career rushing touchdowns— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) September 9, 2018
Adrian Peterson is just the 7th player in #NFL history with at least 12,000 career rushing yards and 100 rushing touchdowns. (h/t @NFL345)#Redskins lead #Cardinals, 14-0 late 2nd quarter. @WTKR3 https://t.co/bcg345ppnk#HTTR #NFLKickoff pic.twitter.com/lUPIBFmXp8— Adam Winkler (@AdamWinkSports) September 9, 2018
Adrian Peterson now has 100 career rushing touchdowns, tying Shaun Alexander and Marshall Faulk for 7th-most all-time.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 9, 2018
Next up is John Riggins with 104. pic.twitter.com/2ORDg0fOZj
Adrian Peterson now has 100 career rushing touchdowns, tying him for seventh on the all-time list. In his debut with the Redskins, Peterson has shown an ability to run with the same power he has in the past, while showing enough of his jump cuts and... https://t.co/jnylUVyXye— John Keim (@john_keim) September 9, 2018
- Peterson’s former Vikings teammate Sam Bradford fared a bit less spectacularly in his debut in Arizona. Under duress for most of the outing, Sammy B was able to muster up 153 yards and an interception in the Cardinals’ 24-6 loss.
- The Giants No. 2 wideout Sterling Shepard caught five passes for 48 yards in the Giants loss against the Jags. His impactful blocking also led to a long TD run for Saquon Barkley.
Forgot to post this also, Sterling Shepard is getting more action in this offense and I like what I'm seeing. Becoming a possessive WR in he slot and it's something we wanna see.— (@Hayes_Hair13) September 9, 2018
Great crisp route and makes sure to hold onto the ball. Gets a little separation. Love a breakout! pic.twitter.com/SvLylJ5LRV
- Dede Westbrook had five receptions for 51 yards on the other side for the winning Jaguars. The two former OU star wide receivers then gave us this gem after the game.
- But it was Dolphins’ enigmatic pass catcher Kenny Stills who topped the day for former Sooner wideouts. Stills dazzled with his elite speed all afternoon, finishing with four receptions for a team-high 106 yards and two touchdown receptions in the weather-delayed win over the Titans. Stills has now established himself as one of pro football’s premier deep threats.
Kenny Stills with a 10-yard touchdownpic.twitter.com/qKjDYhjqSL— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 9, 2018
Entering this season, #Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) was tied with Antonio Brown for the most touchdowns (12) on deep passes (targets 20+ yards downfield) over the last two seasons— Ryan Smith (@PFF_RyanSmith) September 10, 2018
75-yard touchdown in Week 1 #FinsUp
Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills caught four of the five passes thrown to him for 106 yards and two touchdowns. pic.twitter.com/vq7eKvMPcj— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) September 10, 2018
- Joe Mixon had a huge day in the Bengals’ win over the Colts, going for 95 yards on 17 rushes and a touchdown while also adding five receptions for 54 yards. It was a truly impressive outing by Joe, as duly noted by plenty of pundits.
Ability: ✅— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 10, 2018
Running game volume: ✅
Passing game role: ✅
The Week 1 signs were encouraging from Joe Mixon. pic.twitter.com/BQ6RBuiJtv
- Jordan Evans registered two tackles along with an assist in the win. Mixon and Evans are back in action this Thursday night in a divisional clash against the Ravens.
- Baltimore Ravens safety Tony Jefferson racked up two tackles and assisted on two more, along with a big interception and two passes defended in a stompdown against the Bills.
- Rookie tight end Mark Andrews caught three passes for 31 yards in the win.
After 60 minutes of play, rookie tight end Mark Andrews showed the Ravens what he’s capable of. https://t.co/S8XdZSzfLC— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) September 8, 2018
- Aaron Colvin grabbed two tackles and assisted on two more in his Texans debut against the Patriots.
- Gerald McCoy grabbed a tackle and assisted on two in the Bucs high-scoring win in New Orleans.
These Sooners also saw action for their respective teams this weekend:
Orlando Brown (OT - Ravens), Geneo Grissom (DE - Patriots), *Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles), Baker Mayfield (QB - Browns), *Jordan Phillips (DT - Dolphins), *Tress Way (P - Washington), Damien Williams (RB - Chiefs), *Daryl Williams (RG - Panthers), *Trent Williams (LT - Washington), James Winchester (LS - Chiefs)
The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 1:
Jeff Badet (WR - Vikings, Practice Squad), Emmanuel Beal (LB - Seahawks, IR), Devante Bond (LB - Buccaneers, IR), Jermaine Gresham (TE - Cardinals), Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (LB- Rams, PUP), Steven Parker (S- Rams, Practice Squad), Samaje Perine (RB - Washington), Stacy McGee (DT - Washington, PUP), Ahmad Thomas (LB - Colts, Practice Squad)