Record-seekers vs. 49ers
GAME NOTES vs. 49ers
Blair Walsh set a team record with his third consecutive game with a field goal of 50 yards or more. He's had kicks of 55, 51 and 52 in his first three games, besting Fuad Reveiz's previous mark of two games in a row in 1992.
Walsh tied a team record for longest FG vs. the 49ers in the series, equalling Ryan Longwell's 52-yarder in 2009.
Kyle Rudolph tied a team record for most touchdowns in a game by a tight end with two. It's been done 11 other times, the last time in 2009 by Visanthe Shiancoe.
Christian Ponder rushed for his first career touchdown, a 23-yarder. This was the fifth-longest scoring run by a Vikings quarterback. Joe Webb holds the record with a 65-yarder last year against Detroit.
Ponder moves into seventh place for most passing completions in a Viking's first two seasons. Ponder has 226, moving past Tarvaris Jackson's 218 from 2006-07. Warren Moon tops the list with 748 from 1994-95.
CPonder moved into seventh place for most passing yards in a Viking's first two seasons with 2,566, slipping past Jackson's 2,386. Moon also leads that category with 8,492.
Percy Harvin set a team record for most combined net yards after three games. He has 559, besting his previous team record of 514 after three games in 2009.
Harvin also set a team record for most receptions after three games. He becomes only the fifth player to catch 20 passes or more in a season's first three games. He has 27 now, four better than the previous mark Cris Carter had after three games in 2012.
Harvin's nine receptions rank second-most in the series vs. 49ers. Cris Carter had 12 in a 1995 game against the 49ers.
Adrian Peterson set a team record for most rushing attempts in a Viking's first six seasons. He has 1,464, surpassing Chuck Foreman's 1,446.
Letroy Guion blocked his second career FG. Guion is only the fourth defensive tackle in team history to have two career blocked FGs, joining Alan Page (8), Jim Prestel (3) and Kevin Williams (2).
Jared Allen moved into a third-place tie in NFL history for most sacks in a player's first nine seasons. Allen has 106, tying Bruce Smith's mark from 1985-93. Reggie White holds the record with 137 (1985-93) and Derrick Thomas had 107½ (1989-97).
Josh Robinson intercepted his first career pass.
Chad Greenway's two sacks move him into seventh place in team history for most career sacks by a linebacker. The last time a Vikings linebacker had two sacks was in 1999 with Ed McDaniel against San Francisco. Greenway has 10½ sacks in his career. Matt Blair leads that category with 23 career sacks.
Percy Harvin moves into fourth place all-time in career kickoff returns, surpassing Eddie Payton's 104. Harvin has 106. Darrin Nelson had 159 in his Vikings career to lead that stat.
Harvin moves into fourth place for most receptions in a Viking's first four seasons. He has 245, moving past Cris Carter's mark of 238. Randy Moss leads the way with 308 from 1998-2001.
The Vikings won their fifth straight home game against the 49ers.
The Vikings are 8-3-1 all-time against the 49ers in the month of September.
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