Coach Pete Carroll ‘thrilled’ to see RB Adrian Peterson score, help Seattle Seahawks snap streak

11:28 p.m. ET

  • Brady HendersonESPN

SEATTLE – Adrian Peterson’s 126th touchdown in Hall of Fame career saw the Seattle Seahawks lose three games with a 30-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

It also moved the veterans a place high on the NFL’s all-time TD list. After starting the day 11th with Walter Payton, Peterson is now 10th with Jim Brown. He needs two more to tie Marvin Harrison in ninth place.

“It was exciting for the boys to get his AD touchdown today so he could tie the great Jim Brown,” said coach Pete Carroll, referring to Peterson’s nickname “All Day”. “It was just for fun. I’m thrilled that he got the chance to do that and have him with us in this game.”

Peterson, who signed with Seattle’s training team on Wednesday, started the game wearing team highs for 16 yards 11 times while rotating frequently with Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer. His 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter cut San Francisco’s lead to 17-14. He followed a lead block from defenseman Nick Bellore, who mostly plays on special teams and trains as a backup linebacker during the week.

“He’s probably wondering who I was because I haven’t really met him yet,” said 32-year-old Bellore. “I went over for one run on the offensive and he was kind of looking at me and I didn’t want to introduce myself. I was just happy to help out as best I could to get him into the end zone.” … I’m really old, and he’s even older.

“I remember seeing him when I was in college, in high school, all of that. Some guys went to elementary school and watched him go to the pros. A legend like this, you got a little bit more Juice for trying to get him into the world. ” End zone. “

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According to ESPN Stats & Information research, Peterson is the third player in NFL history – and the only running back – to score a quick touchdown for six different franchises. The others are quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick (eight) and Chris Chandler (six).

Peterson, 36, was part of an unlikely cast that helped the Seahawks escape Lumen Field with a wildcat victory. They received a 73-yard touchdown run on a fake punt from Homer, a backup. They benefited from a safe and game-defining pass interruption from Carlos Dunlap, whose role was severely restricted. They had a touchdown from No. 4 Receiver Dee Eskridge and another from Peterson who is in his 15th season and arrived just four days earlier.

Peterson, renounced November 23 after three games by the Tennessee Titans, was out in Stillwater, Oklahoma for the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State soccer game last weekend when the Seahawks called his agent to inquire about his interest in signing to judge him on their training team as they had to deal with the injuries of starter Alex Collins (stomach), Penny (thigh) and Homer (calf).

Peterson only trained twice last week and was lifted from Seattle’s training roster for Sunday’s game. Penny was next in carries with 10 for 35, winning 27 yards on one screen. Homer twice carried 7 yards outside of his touchdown on the wrong punt.

Collins has been inactive after being restricted in training all week. Carroll said he needed a week off and he should come back this week.

Peterson was responsible for one of four Seattle fumbles, but teammate Will Dissly managed to find him. He will return to the Seattle training team on Monday.

Not only did the Seahawks want to add to their ailing backcourt, but they were intrigued by the way Peterson’s famous work ethic could rub off on other players. Carroll believes it was.

“Really, I just wanted to get him involved and give him a chance to see our boys and be with our team and all that,” Carroll said. “I thought it was such a rare opportunity and he totally exceeded my expectations with his influence, simply in our locker room and on our practice field. He was so much the consummate professional when it came to taking this opportunity to heart take and seize them. ” .

“He played a lot of football. He took it as seriously and as strictly as he did everything … He had a great week of training. He had to play and we knew he had the touchdown thing we were trying to do. ” to get. The celebration was for the big ones who made it so that he had a chance to score there. Today was worth it. It was very worth it. “

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