conservative estimate would put him at 8,400 career yards when this season is over...in his 6th year (and 200 behind Jim Brown...and 35th all time....but also meaning catching Jim this season is not a huge stretch)
Sweetness had 16,726 in 13 seasons....so AP's pace couldn't slow down much if he's going to catch him....or Emmitt for that matter, whose 18,355 yds took him 15 seasons
Makes Barry Sanders' 15,269 yds in 10 seasons look that much more incredible when you realize he AVERAGED over 1500 per season...and AP would only hit that mark for the 2nd time if he does so this year.
That said, it's increasingly hard to compare pure stats now against prior generations....the league has become increasingly a passing league.
gotta love 'referential' treatment