The Washington Redskins needed a spark. Down by four points against the defending Super Bowl champs on Monday night after watching Colt McCoy leave for the locker room while Mark Sanchez came into the game to replace him. Old man Adrian Peterson provided that spark, and then some.
Watch this incredible run. Ninety yards to the house.
Don’t worry, Mark Sanchez. Adrian Peterson has got this.
— USA TODAY NFL (@usatodaynfl) December 4, 2018
Nobody could catch Peterson once he hit that second level. Showing the wheels of a man 10 years younger, he burned the entire Philly defense and gave Washington a lead in the process.
He also set some NFL history with this run.
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 4, 2018
Twitter was overflowing with reactions.
Seriously, though, you guys. With Mark Sanchez and Adrian Peterson, this Washington team is going to be really tough in the 2009 NFC Championship Game.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) December 4, 2018
2009 NEVER FELT SO GOOD!!!
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) December 4, 2018
“Redskins QB Mark Sanchez handing off to Adrian Peterson for the 90 yard touchdown run,” is something nobody ever thought would be an English sentence
— Eric Kay (@ekaycbs) December 4, 2018
Mark Sanchez hands off to Adrian Peterson for a 90-yard TD run for the #Redskins on Monday Night Football in 2018. On Planet Earth. That just happened.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) December 4, 2018