Record-seekers vs. Saints
GAMES NOTES vs. SAINTS
Toby Gerhart tied a Vikings record for most receiving touchdowns in a game by a running back. He had two against the Saints, matching seven other running backs in team history (and it's one running back record that Adrian Peterson isn't a part of). The others on the list? Chuck Foreman (three times), Bill Brown (twice), Tommy Mason (twice), Rickey Young (twice), Moe Williams, Herschel Walker and Ed Marinaro.
Adrian Peterson's 60 yards gives him his fifth season with 1,000 yards from scrimmage.
Peterson moved into eighth place for most yards rushing in a player's first five NFL seasons with 6,714 yards. Eric Dickerson leads that stat with 8,256 yards.
Peterson is only the sixth Viking to gain 8,000 scrimmage yards in a career, joining Cris Carter (12,407), Randy Moss (9,475), Chuck Foreman (8,936), Bill Brown (8,934) and Robert Smith (8,110). Peterson has 8,009.
Jim Kleinsasser set a team record for most games played by a tight end in team history. At 179 games played, he bested the previous mark of 178, set by Steve Jordan (1982-94).
Christian Ponder moved into second place for most rushing yards by a quarterback in his first season with the Vikings. Peterson has 186 yards rushing, surpassing Joe Kapp's 167 yards from 1967 and trailing Fran Tarkenton's rookie mark of 308 in 1961.
Drew Brees set a team record for pass attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns in the Vikings-Saints series. Brees had 40 attempts, 32 completions and five touchdowns.
The Vikings set an NFL record for most consecutive games without intercepting a pass, extending their streak to nine games. The St. Louis Rams (Nov. 22, 2009-Sept. 12, 2010) and Atlanta Falcons (Sept. 22, 2006-Nov. 10, 2006) shared the previous mark with the Vikings.
The Saints set an opponent record against the Vikings with 36 first downs, breaking the previous mark of 33 by Philadelphia on Nov. 11, 2001.
Viking Update Top Stories
Spielman: ‘Plans in place’ with contractsThe Minnesota Vikings have several important decisions ahead of them at the quarterback position, but one has apparently already been made.
Viking Update8:25 AM
Podcast: AP’s new home, reacting to SpielmanWith the draft closing in, we react to Adrian Peterson’s new home, Rick Spielman’s press conference, character issues and more.
Viking Update7:23 AM
Mock draft, Round 2, Version 3In some cases, needs remained unfilled after Round 1 of our mock draft, but Round 2 is where to make up for that. While that’s often the case, we have the Minnesota Vikings going…
Viking Update6:28 AM
Viking Update Mock Draft, Version 6With diluted drug tests and final evaluations altering the stock and risks with some players, we reshuffle the deck and offer Version 6 of our first-round mock draft.
Viking Update6:21 AM
Red flags flying with offensive prospectsWhy do players sometimes last a lot longer than their talent dictates? Red flags – medical or law-related. Here are some top offensive prospects who have some concerns for draft…
Viking Update4:28 AM