Record-seekers vs. Colts
GAME NOTES vs. COLTS
Percy Harvin set a career high with 12 receptions in a game. His previous best was 10 vs. Chicago last year.
Harvin's 12 receptions give him his third career game with 10-plus receptions, putting him in a third-place tie with Rickey Young for most 10-catch games in team history. Cris Carter had 14 and Randy Moss had eight as Vikings.
Harvin's 50-yard kickoff return was the seventh of his career that went for 50 yards or more, extending his franchise lead over David Palmer (five from 1994-00).
Harvin's 195 combined net yards give him a season total of 387, which is a team record after the first two games, surpassing Troy Williamson's 352 yards after two games in 2006.
Harvin set a team record with 12 catches in the Colts series history. The previous best was Tommy Mason's seven catches in 1962 and Paul Flately's seven catches in 1963.
Christian Ponder's 27 completions rank second in the Colts series history to Joe Kapp's 28 in 1969.
The Vikings still have not won a game on the road versus the Colts, falling to 0-11.
Stephen Burton scored his first touchdown reception.
Everson Griffin's 22-yard sack was the third-longest in team history. Cliff Livingston (vs. Detroit in 1962) and Ben Leber (vs. N.Y. Giants in 2007) each had 26-yard sacks.
Christian Ponder completed his first eight passes. Combined with the last five from last week, it gave him a career-best 13 in a row. Tommy Kramer had the longest such streak in franchise history – 16 straight in 1979, followed by three players at 14 and then Ponder.
Blair Walsh tied a team record with his second consecutive game with a field goal made from 50 yards or further. He becomes the first Vikings rookie to do it. Fuad Reveiz had field goals of 50 and 52 yards in a September 1992 two-game stretch. Walsh's came from 55 and 51 yards.
Adrian Peterson started his 68th career game, which moves him into seventh place among running backs in team history. Still ahead of him are Bill Brown (111), Chuck Foreman (84), Ted Brown (75), Robert Smith (72), Alfred Anderson (71) and Dave Osborn (69).
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