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Adrian Peterson ties Redskins great John Riggins on all-time TD list

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Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson has been a bit of a Renaissance Man thus far this season. Even at the ripe age of 33, Peterson continues to play like a Pro Bowler.

He entered Sunday’s game against the red-hot Houston Texans having put up 840 total yards and five touchdowns in nine games. He was also one touchdown from tying former Redskins great John Riggins for sixth on the all-time list.

With his Skins down 10-0 in the second quarter, Peterson took a hand off from Alex Smith and scored from three yards out.

That represented Peterson’s 104th career touchdown, tying Riggins for sixth on the all-time list.

Given that he did it in D.C., where Riggins starred throughout his career, this is even more special.