Record-seekers vs. Lions

The Vikings didn't have any single-game records, but a few Vikings set single-season or career records for the franchise.


  • Jared Allen tied a Vikings record for most interceptions in a season by a defensive lineman, tying Kevin Williams (2007) and Tim Newton (1985) with two.

  • Allen tied a franchise record with two takeaways returned for a touchdown in a career by a defensive lineman. He returned a fumble for a TD last year and his 36-yard interception return for a TD on Sunday added to his accomplishments. Kevin Williams had a fumble return for a TD in 2006 and interception return in 2007; Al Noga had a fumble return and interception return in 1990; and Alan Page returned a fumble in 1970 and an interception in 1969 for TDs.

  • Adrian Peterson moved into sixth place in NFL history for rushing yards in a player's first four seasons. He has 5,782, surpassing Jamal Lewis (5,763). Eric Dickerson holds the record with 6,968, following by Earl Campbell (6,457), Terrell Davis (6,413), Clinton Portis (5,930) and LaDainian Tomlinson (5,899).

  • Peterson's 31 yards rushing move him into third place in Vikings history with 5,782 yards, surpassing Bill Brown's 5,757. Robert Smith still holds first place with 6,818 and Chuck Foreman is second with 5,879.

  • Peterson's 1,298 yards rushing ranks fifth for a Vikings season. He holds the record with 1,760 (2008) and also holds four of the top five spots. Robert Smith is second with 1,521 in 2000.

  • Percy Harvin's two rushing attempts set a record for most rushing attempts in a season by a wide receiver. Harvin had 18, followed by Anthony Carter's 16 in 1992.

  • Chris Kluwe set a team record for most games in a career with a 50-yard punt. He has 69, surpassing Greg Coleman's 68.

  • Kluwe's two punts inside the 20 give him 32 for the season, the second-best total in team history, but he also holds the record with 34 in 2007.

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