Record-seekers vs. Lions

Adrian Peterson's 80-yard touchdown run moved into the top five in several categories in the franchise record book. Brett Favre, Ryan Longwell and Jim Kleinsasser were others to make a mark in the record book against the Lions.

GAME NOTES vs. LIONS

  • Adrian Peterson's 80-yard touchdown run was his career longest and ties for fourth-longest in team history. His previous long was a 73-yard TD vs. Chicago on Oct. 14, 2007. Chester Taylor owns first and third place on the chart with 95- and 84-yard touchdown runs in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Michael Bennett had an 85-yarder in 2002 for second place.

  • Peterson's 80-yard run was the second-longest on Mall of America Field and the longest by a Vikings player. Tony Dorsett will always hold at least part of the record with a 99-yard run in 1983.

  • Peterson recorded his 21st career 100-yard game rushing, trailing only Robert Smith's 29 in that category.

  • Peterson's run of 80 yards give him his 10th career rush of 50-plus yards. Only Robert Smith (12) has more.

  • Peterson's 160 yards rushing is a team record vs. Detroit in the 50-year series history.

  • Ryan Longwell's six points move him into sixth place for most points scored in team history for a career. Fred Cox holds the record with 1,365 points from 1963-77.

  • Jim Kleinsasser's two receptions move him into third place among tight ends in team history. He now has 178. Steve Jordan holds the record with 498 from 1982-94 and Jermaine Wiggins is second with 186 from 2004-06.

  • Brett Favre started his 35th game vs. the Lions in his career. He becomes the first player in NFL history to have that many versus an NFL opponent in the regular season, breaking his record 34 against the Bears.

  • Favre increased his NFL record to 26 for most wins against an opponent. Favre is only one of four players to have 20 wins against an opponent, joining Dan Marino against Indianapolis, John Elway against San Diego and Seattle, and Len Dawson against Denver.

  • Favre increased his NFL record for most wins in games started at home vs. a NFL opponent to 18 in regular-season play. He is 18-0 at home against Detroit. John Elway is next on the list with 13 home wins against San Diego and Kansas City.

  • The Vikings have beaten the Lions a team-record 66 times. That is the most versus any opponent.

  • The Vikings have beaten Detroit a team-record 22 times in the Metrodome since 1982.

  • The Vikings have beaten Detroit a team-record 16 times in the month of September. That is the most versus any opponent.

  • The Vikings have beaten Detroit a team-record 13 consecutive times at home. That is the most versus any opponent.


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