Peterson's 111-yard performance misleading

Originally Published: October 13, 2008
By Bill Barnwell

People who say you can't measure football players with stats often mention that football games aren't played on paper. It's true, but what good statistics do is take context-irrelevant metrics like yards and actually apply them to winning games.

That leads to our rhetorical question of the week: How can you run for 111 yards and have the second-worst performance of any running back in Week 6? The answer is to have a day like Adrian Peterson's on Sunday, where the yardage you rack ...

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