Redskins RB Adrian Peterson says Bills’ Frank Gore is ‘motivation’ for him
Adrian Peterson continues to show that he can still be a difference-maker for the Washington Redskins in his 30s. While he is showing that age is only a number, Peterson says that Frank Gore has always been a running back that he’s loved to watch, via Zach Selby.
“For me growing up, he was someone that . . . runs the ball really well, [he’s] strong, aggressive,” Peterson said, via the team’s website. “Even now, I enjoy watching him and seeing that he’s being successful. It’s always a motivation to know I have another comrade two years older than me that’s still getting it done.”
This week, Peterson and Gore will face one another when the Redskins travel to take on the Buffalo Bills. Peterson is the starting running back in Washington while Gore continues to get the bulk of the carries for the Bills.
In the first eight weeks of the season, Peterson has rushed for 383 yards on 97 attempts and a touchdown. On the other hand, Gore has totaled 422 yards on 95 carries and two touchdowns on the ground.
Over the course of their careers, both running backs have cemented themselves as some of the best at their position. Currently, Gore is fourth all-time in rushing yards (15,170), and Peterson is sixth (13,701).
While both running backs are at similar positions in their careers, their teams are on different ends of the spectrum in 2019. For Peterson, the Redskins are 1-7 and are amid a complete rebuild.
As for Gore and the Bills, they are 5-2 and are in a position to compete for a spot in the playoffs. Nevertheless, both running backs will meet for the fifth time in their careers on Sunday.