Record-seekers vs. Lions
GAME NOTES AT DETROIT, 9/30/12
Percy Harvin set a team record with the longest kickoff return in Vikings history. It turns out the previous long, 104 yards, was also against the Detroit Lions, but Harvin and Aundrae Allison are the only Vikings to return kickoffs for touchdowns against the Lions.
Marcus Sherels set a team record with the longest punt return vs. the Lions in the series history. He becomes only the second Vikings player to return a punt for a touchdown vs. the Lions, joining David Palmer, who had a 74-yard return against the Lions in 1995.
The Vikings set a team record for quickest score in any game with Percy Harvin's game-opening kickoff return for a touchdown 12 seconds into the game. The previous best was 13 seconds, with a fumble return by Napoleon Harris against the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2008 and a Travis Taylor reception against the New Orleans Saints in 2005.
Harvin set a team record for most combined net yards after four games. He now has 698, besting Adrian Peterson's 669-yard mark after four games in 2007.
Harvin set a team record for most receptions after four games. He's now at 30, two better than Jake Reed in 1997 and Cris Carter in 1997.
Blair Walsh tied a team record for most kickoff touchbacks in a game. He had five, tying the mark Mitch Berger set four other times during the 1998 season.
Christian Ponder moved into eighth place in team history for most pass attempts without an interception. He now has 124 attempts without an interception, dating back to the final game of the 2011 season. Warren Moon holds the team record with 193 consecutive attempts without an interception in the 1995 season.
Ponder moved into second place for most consecutive games without an interception thrown. He has just one more game to go to catch Fran Tarkenton's mark of five during the 1973 season.
Adrian Peterson is the 20th player in NFL history to gain 7,000 rushing yards in a player's first six seasons. Peterson now has 7,084. Eric Dickerson holds the record with 9,915 from 1983-88.
Jared Allen moved in third place in NFL all-time history for most sacks in a player's first nine seasons. He has 107, a half sack behind Derrick Thomas (1989-97) and 30 behind Reggie White's record of 137 from 1985-93.
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