After looking pretty washed up for two seasons, Adrian Peterson looks very explosive again as a running back in 2018 for the Washington Redskins.

The metrics back that up:

And he’s certainly passing the eye test.

Peterson ran for a 90-yard touchdown in the first half of Monday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 90-yard touchdown is the longest run of Peterson’s career.

And at 33 years old (ancient in running back years), he’s the oldest player in NFL history to have a rushing touchdown of at least 90 yards.

The Redskins (7-5) already had lost starting quarteback Alex Smith to a devastating season-ending injury, and they lost No. 2 quarterback Colt McCoy to a season-ending fractured fibula on Monday night.

Brutal. Journeyman Mark Sanchez is now the Washington quarterback, and he hadn’t thrown a pass in an NFL game since 2016.

So, expect to see much, much more of Peterson and the Washington run game going forward.

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