Doug Martin racking up YAC


In at least one regard, Tampa Bay rookie running back Doug Martin is the closest thing to Adrian Peterson.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, Martin ranks No. 2 in the league in yards after contact with 614. Peterson, who is being talked about as a Most Valuable Player candidate, leads the league with 932 yards after contact.

Washington’s Alfred Morris is third with 576 yards, Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch is fourth with 525 yards, and St. Louis’ Steven Jackson is fifth with 476 yards.

The other NFC South running backs haven’t fared well in this category. Atlanta’s Michael Turner has 370 yards. New Orleans’ Mark Ingram has 276 and Carolina’s DeAngelo Williams has 214.