Vikings record-seekers vs. Lions

Adrian Peterson (Bruce Kluckhohn/US Presswire)

Adrian Peterson dominated the game and the records the Vikings set in the game, as he continued to climb the NFL charts. Also making entries in the Vikings' record book from Sunday's win: Jarius Wright, Kevin Williams, Blair Walsh, Kyle Rudolph.

GAME NOTES vs. DETROIT, NOVEMBER 11, 2012

  • Adrian Peterson set a team record for career 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
    1) 5 Adrian Peterson (‘07, ‘08, ‘09, '10, ‘12)
    2) 4 Robert Smith (‘97, ‘98, ‘99, ‘00)

  • Peterson set a team record for most yards rushing in a career vs. Detroit.
    1) 1,165 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
    2) 1,088 Robert Smith vs. Detroit, 1993-00

  • Peterson set a team record for most yards rushing in a season vs. Detroit.
    1) 273 Adrian Peterson, 2012
    2) 249 Robert Smith, 2000
    3) 225 Adrian Peterson, 2009
    4) 216 Adrian Peterson, 2008

  • Peterson set a team record for most yards rushing in a game vs. Detroit.
    1) 171 Adrian Peterson, 11/11/12
    2) 160 Adrian Peterson, 9/26/10
    3) 156 Chuck Foreman, 12/18/77

  • Peterson set a team record for most opponents with 1,000 rushing yards.
    1) 2 Adrian Peterson, 1,165 vs. Detroit and 1,033 vs. Green Bay
    2) 1 Robert Smith, 1,088 vs. Detroit

  • Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards in first 10 games.
    1) 1,128 Adrian Peterson, 2012
    2) 1,100 Adrian Peterson, 2008
    3) 1,081 Adrian Peterson, 2007 (rookie)
    4) 1,025 Robert Smith, 2000
    5) 999 Adrian Peterson, 2009

  • Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards in three consecutive games.
    1) 476 Adrian Peterson, 10/25/12 - 11/11/12
    2) 452 Adrian Peterson, 10/19/08 - 11/9/08

  • Peterson tied for third place for fewest games to reach 1,000 rushing yards in a season.
    1) 8 Adrian Peterson, 2007
    2) 9 Adrian Peterson, 2008
    3t) 10 Adrian Peterson, 2012
    3t) 10 Robert Smith, 2000

  • Peterson had his fourth consecutive 100-yard game rushing, which ties his personal best.
    1) 5 Robert Smith, 11/6/00 - 11/30/00
    2t) 4 Adrian Peterson, 10/21/12 - 11/11/12
    2t) 4 Michael Bennett, 10/27/02 - 11/24/02
    2t) 4 Adrian Peterson, 10/12/08 - 11/9/08

  • Peterson moved into second place all-time for most career combined scrimmage yards, surpassing Randy Moss 9,301.
    1) 12,407 Cris Carter
    2) 9,344 Adrian Peterson

  • Peterson has now scored a touchdown in 50 career games, which ranks fourth.
    1) 79 Cris Carter
    2) 62 Randy Moss
    3) 58 Bill Brown
    4) 50 Adrian Peterson

  • Peterson moved into fifth place for most rushing touchdowns in a player's first 6 NFL seasons.
    1) 100 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-06
    2) 96 Emmitt Smith, 1990-95
    3) 89 Shaun Alexander, 2000-05
    4) 75 Eric Dickerson, 1983-88
    5) 71 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
    6) 70 Jim Brown, 1957-62

  • Peterson moved into seventh place in NFL history for most rushing yards in first six seasons.
    1) 9,915 Eric Dickerson, 1983-88
    2) 9,176 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-06
    3) 8,956 Emmitt Smith, 1990-95
    4) 8,672 Barry Sanders, 1989-94
    5) 8,386 Walter Payton, 1975-80
    6) 8,296 Earl Campbell, 1978-83
    7) 7,880 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
    8) 7,817 Shaun Alexander, 2000-05
    9) 7,813 Eddie George, 1996-01
    10) 7,801 Jamal Lewis, 2000-06

  • Blair Walsh set a team record for most kickoff touchbacks in a season.
    1) 41 Blair Walsh, 2012 wk9
    2) 40 Mitch Berger, 1998

  • Walsh moved into second place for most points in a season by a rookie.
    1) 106 Randy Moss, 1998
    2) 90 Blair Walsh, 2012
    3) 78 Adrian Peterson, 2007

  • Kevin Williams moved into eighth place in team history on the all-time sack list.
    1) 130.0 Carl Eller
    2) 127.0 Jim Marshall
    3) 114.0 John Randle
    4) 108.5 Alan Page
    5) 96.5 Chris Doleman
    6) 69.0 Jared Allen
    7) 60.5 Doug Martin
    8) 56.5 Kevin Williams

  • Williams becomes only the third defensive tackle in team history to start 150 games.
    1) 157 Alan Page, 1967-78
    2t) 150 John Randle, 1990-00
    2t) 150 Kevin Williams, 2003-12

  • Kyle Rudolph's touchdown moved him into fifth place among Vikings tight ends in a season.
    1) 11 Visanthe Shiancoe, 2009
    2) 8 Joe Senser, 1981
    3t) 7 Visanthe Shiancoe, 2008
    3t) 7 Joe Senser, 1980
    5t) 6 Steve Jordan, 1986
    5t) 6 Kyle Rudolph, 2012

  • Jarius Wright's first reception, a 54-yarder, was the second-longest in team history for a Vikings player in his first game played.
    60t Adrian Peterson vs. Tampa Bay, 9/9/07 ®
    54 Jarius Wright vs. Detroit, 11/11/12 ®
    47t Sammy White vs. New Orleans, 9/12/76 ®

  • Wright's 65 receiving yards is the fourth-most by a Vikings rookie in first game played.
    1) 95 Randy Moss, 1998 (week 1)
    2) 72 Paul Flatley, 1963 (week 1)
    3) 71 Sammy White, 1976 (week 1)
    4) 65 Jarius Wright, 2012 (week 10)

  • Wright becomes only the eighth Vikings rookie to have a receiving touchdown in his first game played.
    1) 2 Randy Moss, 1998 (48t, 31t)
    2t) 1 Jarius Wright, 2012 (3t)
    2t) 1 Percy Harvin, 2009 (6t)
    2t) 1 Adrian Peterson, 2007 (60t)
    2t) 1 D.J. Dozier (2t)
    2t) 1 Sammy White, 1976 (47t)
    2t) 1 Chuck Foreman, 1973 (9t)
    2t) 1 John Beasley, 1967 (4t)

  • This is the Vikings' first sweep of the Lions since 2009. The Vikings have swept the Lions 23 times in 52 seasons, the most vs. any opponent. The Lions have only swept the Vikings five times.

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