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Game Notes From Sunday's 23-20 Vikings Win

Posted Dec 1, 2013

Adrian Peterson set a team record for most rushing attempts in a game. 

1) 35 Adrian Peterson vs. Chicago, 12/1/13

2) 34 Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay, 12/30/12

 

Peterson set a team record for most rushing attempts in a game vs. the Bears. 

1) 35 Adrian Peterson, 12/1/13

2) 31 Adrian Peterson, 12/9/12

 

Peterson set a team record for most rushing attempts in a season vs. the Bears. 

1) 61 Adrian Peterson, 2013

2) 50 Adrian Peterson, 2008

 

Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards in a season vs. the Bears. 

1) 311 Adrian Peterson, 2013

2) 302 Adrian Peterson, 2007

 

Peterson becomes the 36th player in NFL history to reach 2,000 rushing attempts.  He now has 2,011.

 

Peterson becomes the 28th player in NFL history to reach 10,000 rushing yards.  He now has 10,027.

 

Peterson becomes only the fifth player to reach 10,000 rushing yards in first seven NFL seasons.

1) 11,226 Eric Dickerson, 1983-89

2) 10,650 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-07

3) 10,172 Barry Sanders, 1989-95

4) 10,160 Emmitt Smith, 1990-96

5) 10,027 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13

 

Peterson reached 10,000 career rushing yards third fastest in NFL history in 101 games.

1)  91 Eric Dickerson, 1983-89

2)  98 Jim Brown, 1957-64

3)  101 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13

4)  103 Barry Sanders, 1989-95

5t) 106 Emmitt Smith, 1990-96

5t) 106 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-07

 

Peterson reached 1,000 yards rushing in a season for the sixth time in his career. 

1) 6 Adrian Peterson, 2007-10, '12-13

2) 4 Robert Smith, 1993-00

3) 3 Chuck Foreman, 1973-79

 

Peterson rushed for his ongoing team record fifth 200 yard game in his career.

1) 296 Adrian Peterson vs. San Diego, 11/4/07 (NFL record)

2) 224 Adrian Peterson @ Chicago, 10/14/07

3) 212 Adrian Peterson @ St. Louis, 12/16/12

4) 211 Adrian Peterson vs. Chicago, 12/1/13

5) 210 Adrian Peterson @ Green Bay, 12/2/12

6) 200 Chuck Foreman @ Philadelphia, 10/24/76

 

Peterson moved into second place tie in NFL history for most career 200 yard games rushing.

1) 6 O.J. Simpson, 1969-79

2t) 5 Tiki Barber, 1997-06

2t) 5 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12

4t) 4 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-11

4t) 4 Jim Brown, 1957-65

4t) 4 Earl Campbell, 1978-85

4t) 4 Barry Sanders, 1989-98

 

This is the third time in 53 seasons that the Vikings have consecutive overtime games 

2013 vs. Green Bay 11/24 (Tied 26-26), vs. Chicago 12/1 (Won 23-20)

1995 vs. Houston 10/8 (Won 23-17), vs. Tampa Bay 10/15 (Lost 17-20)

1994 vs. Tampa Bay 11/27 (Lost (17-20), vs. Chicago 12/1/ (Won 33-27)

 

Cordarrelle Patterson becomes the first rookie player and sixth to score three different ways in a season.

1t) 3 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013 (1r, 1p, 2kr)

1t) 3 Percy Harvin, 2012 (1r, 3p, 1kr)

1t) 3 Percy Harvin, 2011 (2r, 6p, 1kr)

1t) 3 Percy Harvin, 2010 (1r, 3p, 1kr)

1t) 3 Mewelde Moore, 2005 (1r, 1p, 1pr)

1t) 3 Koren Robinson, 2005 (1r, 1p, 1kr)

1t) 3 Herschel Walker, 1989 (5r, 1p, 1kr)

1t) 3 Bill Brown, 1963 (7r, 2p, 1kr)

 

Marcus Sherels moved into fourth place for most punt return yards in a career.

2)        1,812 Leo Lewis, 1981-91

3)        1,610 David Palmer, 1994-00

4)        820 Charlie West, 1968-73

5)        773 Marcus Sherels, 2013

6)        768 Mewelde Moore, 2004-07

 

Brian Robison recorded his 36th career sack.

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