Vikings record-seekers vs. Bears

Cordarrelle Patterson (Jerry Lal/USA TODAY)

Cordarrelle Patterson tied and set team records with his kickoff returns Sunday in Chicago. We also take a look at record-seekers in Kevin Williams, Adrian Peterson, Blair Walsh and Brian Robison.

GAME NOTES AT CHICAGO

  • Cordarrelle Patterson scored his first NFL touchdown. He tied a team record for longest kickoff return.
    1t) 105t Percy Harvin at Detroit, 9/30/2012
    1t) 105t Cordarrelle Patterson at Chicago, 9/15/2013

  • Patterson set a team record for longest kickoff return by a rookie in team history.
    1) 105t Cordarrelle Patterson at Chicago, 9/15/2013
    2) 104t Aundrae Allison vs. Detroit, 12/2/2007

  • Patterson set a team record for longest kickoff return and becomes the first to score a TD this way vs. Chicago.
    1) 105t Cordarrelle Patterson at Chicago, 9/15/2013
    2) 64 Herschel Walker, 11/25/1990

  • Cordarrelle Patterson set a team record for longest kickoff return by a rookie vs. Chicago.
    1) 105t Cordarrelle Patterson, 9/15/2013
    2) 55 Buster Rhymes, 9/19/1985

  • Patterson set a team record for highest kickoff return average in a game.
    1) 49.0 Cordarrelle Patterson vs. Chicago, 9/15/13
    2) 47.7 Aundrae Allison vs. Detroit, 12/2/07
    3) 45.0 Percy Harvin vs. San Francisco, 9/27/09

  • Patterson set a team record for highest kickoff return average in a game by a rookie.
    1) 49.0 Cordarrelle Patterson vs. Chicago, 9/15/13
    2) 47.7 Aundrae Allison vs. Detroit, 12/2/07

  • Kevin Williams set a team record for defensive linemen with his fifth career interception.
    1) 5 Kevin Williams, 2003-13
    2) 4 Jared Allen, 2008-13

  • Adrian Peterson set a team record for most career rushing attempts vs. the Bears.
    1) 243 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13
    2) 239 Chuck Foreman, 1973-79
    3) 202 Dave Osborn, 1965-75

  • Peterson set a team record for most career rushing attempts in the month of September.
    1) 469 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13
    2) 446 Robert Smith, 1993-2000

  • Peterson becomes the first Vikings player to reach 9,000 career rushing yards.
    1) 9,042 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13
    2) 6,818 Robert Smith, 1993-00

  • Peterson reached 9,000 career rushing yards third fastest in NFL history, doing it in 91 games.
    1) 82 Eric Dickerson, 1983-88 (9,135)
    2) 88 Jim Brown, 1957-63 (9,136)
    3) 91 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13 (9,042)
    4) 93 Edgerrin James, 1999-05 (9,067)
    5) 94 Barry Sanders, 1989-95 (9,143)

  • Blair Walsh's NFL record set last week comes to an end for consecutive games with a 50-yard FG made.
    1) 4 Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 12/16/12 - 9/8/2013 (53, 56, 54, 52)
    2t) 3 Rob Bironas, Tennessee, 11/15/09 - 11/29/2009 (51, 53, 52)
    2t) 3 Phil Dawson, Cleveland, 11/2/08 - 11/17/2008 (54, 52, 56)
    2t) 3 Jason Elam, Denver, 12/22/96 - 9/7/1997 (51, 53, 51)
    2t) 3 Chris Bahr, L.A. Raiders, 10/18/81 - 11/1/1981 (51, 51, 51)
    2t) 3 Tom Demsey, Philadelphia, 12/5/71 - 12/19/1971 (52, 54, 50)
    2t) 3 Horst Muhlman, Cincinnati, 10/4/70 - 10/18/1970 (51, 50, 50)

  • Brian Robison's opponent fumble return for a touchdown is third longest by a defensive lineman.
    1) 77t Kevin Williams vs. Jacksonville, 11/28/2004
    2) 65t Alan Page @ Chicago, 10/11/70
    3) 61t Brian Robison vs. Chicago, 9/15/2013

  • The 13 seconds elapsed to score a touchdown at a start of a game ranks tied for second shortest.
    1) 0:12 @ Detroit, 9/30/12 (Percy Harvin kickoff return)
    2t) 0:13 @ Chicago, 9/15/13 (Cordarrelle Patterson kickoff return)
    2t) 0:13 @ Jacksonville, 11/23/08 (Napolean Harris fumble return)
    2t) 0:13 vs. New Orleans, 9/25/05 (Travis Taylor reception)


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