Record-seekers vs. Bills
GAME NOTES vs. BILLS
The 24 points scored in the second quarter was the seventh time the Vikings have scored 24 or more points in a quarter. The 31 first-half points was the 11th time with 31 or more points. The last time both of these occurred was vs. the N.Y. Giants on Jan. 3, 2010.
The Vikings are now 32-8 when they have a rusher and receiver each gain 100 yards. The Vikings are 3-0 when Adrian Peterson and Sidney Rice each gain 100.
Peterson's three rushing touchdowns give him 11 career rushing touchdowns in December, the most in team history.
Peterson is the third player to reach 50 rushing touchdowns in a career, joining Chuck Foreman and Bill Brown, who had 52 each. Peterson now has 51.
Peterson's three rushing touchdowns move him into sixth place for most in an NFL player's first four seasons, surpassing Emmitt Smith's 50. Terrell Davis (56), Eric Dickerson (55), Earl Campbell (55), LaDainian Tomlinson (54) and Barry Sanders (52) remain ahead of Peterson.
Peterson's three touchdowns give him his fourth straight season with 10 total touchdowns, which ties him with Randy Moss for most at the start of a career.
Peterson's three rushing touchdowns add to his team record for consecutive seasons with 10 among running backs. Chuck Foreman is the only other Vikings running back with multiple 10-TD seasons, and he had two (1975-76).
Peterson moves into sixth place for combined career touchdowns, joining Ted Brown with 53. Ahead of them are Cris Carter (110), Randy Moss (93), Bill Brown (76), Foreman (75) and Anthony Carter (54).
Peterson moves into third place for most games with three total touchdowns. He surpasses Cris Carter's three games. Moss had five three-touchdown games, and Foreman had six.
Jim Kleinsasser moves into second place for consecutive games played by a tight end with 92. Steve Jordan leads the list with 113.
Peterson's 107 rushing yards are the second-most in the Buffalo series. Robert Smith had 169 against the Bills in 1997.
Peterson set a record for most rushing touchdowns in the Buffalo series with three. Chuck Foreman had two in 1975.
Joe Webb is the first quarterback in team history to return a kickoff.
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