Record-seekers vs. Packers

Adrian Peterson dominated the records from Sunday, as would be expected with a 210-yard performance. Whether talking a single game, his 2012 season or his career to date, the Peterson assault on the record books continues.

GAME NOTES AT GREEN BAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012

  • Adrian Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards vs. the Packers with his 210-yard effort Sunday.
    1) 210 Adrian Peterson, 12/2/12
    2) 192 Adrian Peterson,11/9/08
    3) 179 Ted Brown, 10/23/83
    4) 172 Adrian Peterson, 10/23/11
    5) 155 Dave Osborn, 12/3/67

  • Peterson set a team record for most career rushing yards (1,513) in the month of December.
    1) 1,513 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
    2) 1,311 Bill Brown, 1962-74

  • Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards after 12 games. He's now at 1,446, surpassing his 2008 pace.
    1) 1,446 Adrian Peterson, 2012
    2) 1,311 Adrian Peterson, 2008

  • Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards in 12 consecutive games.
    1) 1,446 Adrian Peterson, 9/9/12 - 12/2/12
    2) 1,340 Adrian Peterson, 10/6/08 - 12/28/08

  • Peterson set a team record for most rushing attempts in a career.
    1,640 Adrian Peterson
    1,627 Bill Brown

  • Peterson set a team record for longest run vs. the Packers.
    1) 82t Adrian Peterson, 12/2/12
    2) 62 Michael Bennett, 11/17/02

  • Peterson set a team record for longest run at Lambeau Field by a Vikings player.
    1) 82t Adrian Peterson, 12/2/12
    2) 51 Terry Allen, 9/6/92
    3) 50t Chuck Foreman, 12/8/73
    4) 50 Robert Smith, 9/21/97
    5) 48 Adrian Peterson, 12/2/12

  • Peterson's 82-yard run was his career long.
    1) 95t Chester Taylor @ Seattle, 10/22/06
    2) 85t Michael Bennett @ Tampa Bay, 11/3/02
    3) 84t Chester Taylor @ San Francisco, 12/9/07
    4) 82t Adrian Peterson @ Green Bay, 12/2/12
    5t) 80t Adrian Peterson vs. Detroit, 9/26/10
    5t) 80t Clinton Jones vs. Chicago, 11/2/69

  • Peterson now has two career scoring runs of 80 yards or more, tied for sixth in NFL history.
    1) 5 Chris Johnson, 2008-12
    2t) 3 O.J. Simpson, 1969-77
    2t) 3 Hugh McElhenny, 1952-64
    2t) 3 Barry Sanders, 1989-98
    2t) 3 Ahman Green, 1998-09
    6t) 2 Shaun Alexander, 2000-08
    6t) 2 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12

  • Peterson became the third player in team history to reach 10,000 combined net yards in a career.
    1) 12,410 Cris Carter
    2) 10,365 Darrin Nelson
    3) 10,130 Adrian Peterson

  • Peterson becomes only the seventh player in NFL history to reach 8,000 rushing yards in a player's 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) 8,198 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12

  • Peterson scored his 75th career touchdown and moved into fourth place all-time on the franchise's touchdown list.
    1) 110 Cris Carter
    2) 93 Randy Moss
    3) 76 Bill Brown
    4t) 75 Chuck Foreman
    4t) 75 Adrian Peterson

  • Peterson's 210 yards rushing was his third career game with 200+ yards. He holds six of the top seven and seven of the top 10 single-game rushing performances in team history.
    1) 296 Adrian Peterson vs. San Diego, 11/4/07
    2) 224 Adrian Peterson @ Chicago, 10/14/07
    3) 210 Adrian Peterson @ Green Bay, 12/2/12
    4) 200 Chuck Foreman @ Philadelphia, 10/24/76
    5) 192 Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay, 11/9/08
    6) 182 Adrian Peterson @ Seattle, 11/4/12
    7) 180 Adrian Peterson @ Cleveland, 9/13/09
    8t) 179 Ted Brown @ Green Bay, 10/23/83
    8t) 179 Robert Smith @ St. Louis, 9/13/98
    10) 175 Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay, 10/23/11

  • Peterson's 10.0-yard average Sunday ranks seventh in a Vikings game.
    1) 12.2 Tommy Mason vs. Baltimore, 11/17/63
    2) 11.7 Terry Allen @ Green Bay, 9/6/92
    3) 11.4 Michael Bennett @ Tampa Bay, 11/3/02
    4) 11.2 Adrian Peterson @ Chicago, 10/14/07
    5) 11.1 Michael Bennett vs. N.Y. Giants, 11/10/02
    6) 10.6 Robert Smith @ Buffalo, 8/31/97
    7) 10.0 Adrian Peterson @ Green Bay, 12/2/1229

  • Kyle Rudolph's receiving touchdown moved him into seconnd place among tight ends in a season.
    1) 11 Visanthe Shiancoe, 2009
    2t) 8 Joe Senser, 1981
    2t) 8 Kyle Rudolph, 2012

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