It's quite obvious: the Redskins would be no where near the top of the NFC East without Adrian Peterson.

With the Redskins clinging to just a touchdown lead over the New York Giants late in the fourth quarter, the 33-year-old running back broke off for a 64-yard touchdown, extending the Redskins lead to 14 and putting the game out of reach.

Peterson ran virtually untouched, with the burst of speed he showed on a weekly basis during his time with the Vikings. It was also Peterson's longest rush since 2015. 

Peterson finished with 149 rushing yards on 26 carries. He also caught a touchdown pass from Alex Smith in the first quarter to get the Redskins on the board.

To add to his big day, Peterson passed Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett on the all-time rushing yards list.

What a performance for the guy who was a free agent in the middle of August.