Vikings record-seekers vs. Lions

Adrian Peterson set or tied multiple Vikings records with his big touchdown run and more. Plus, notes on the opener, Jared Allen and Blair Walsh.

GAME NOTES AT DETROIT

  • Adrian Peterson set a team record with his sixth career run of 70 yards or more.
    1) 6 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13
    2) 5 Robert Smith, 1993-00

  • Peterson set a team record for most career rushing attempts vs. the Lions.
    1) 235 Adrian Peterson vs. Detroit, 2007-13
    2) 218 Chuck Foreman vs. Detroit, 1973-79

  • Peterson becomes only the seventh player in team history to reach 500 points.
    1) 1,365 Fred Cox, 1963-77
    2) 670 Cris Carter, 1990-01
    3) 633 Ryan Longwell, 2006-11
    4) 598 Fuad Reveiz, 1990-95
    5) 564 Randy Moss, 1998-04, '10
    6) 542 Gary Anderson, 1998-02
    7) 502 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13

  • Blair Walsh tied a team record for most field goal made from 50 yards or beyond in a career.
    1) 11 Blair Walsh, 2012-13
    2) 11 Ryan Longwell, 2006-11
    3) 8 Fuad Reviz, 1990-95

  • Jared Allen becomes the first Viking to reach 75 sacks in first a player's first six seasons.
    1) 75.0 Jared Allen, 2008-13
    2) 58.5 John Randle, 1990-95
    3) 54.5 Chris Doleman, 1985-90
    4) 54.0 Alan Page, 1967-72
    5) 53.0 Keith Millard, 1985-90

  • The Vikings are 68-34-2 overall and 31-21-1 on the road vs. Detroit.

  • The Vikings are now 29-23-1 in season openers.

  • The Vikings have played the Lions five times in the season opener.
    1) 24-34 @ Detroit, Loss in 2013
    2) 17-13 vs. Detroit, Win in 1996
    3) 34-19 vs. Detroit, Win in 1987
    4) 10-13 vs. Detroit, Loss in 1986
    5) 16-13 @ Detroit, Win in 1971


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