Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson joined the 2,000-yard club with a 20-yard gain off the right side of the line early in the third quarter.
Peterson, who tore his ACL on Dec. 24, 2011 and entered training camp as a limited participant in August, continued marching toward the single-season rushing record of 2,105 set by Eric Dickerson. As the Vikings and Packers entered the fourth quarter Sunday, Minnesota held a 27-24 lead and Peterson had 147 rushing yards.
He entered the game needing 102 yards for 2,000 in the season. Only six other running backs have rushed for 2,000 or more yards in a single season.
The Vikings (9-6) needed a win over Green Bay to earn the sixth and final spot in the NFC playoffs.