Vikings record-seekers vs. Steelers

Adrian Peterson continued his assault on the NFL record book with another long run and another 100-yard rushing game. But he wasn't the only Vikings player making an impact. Matt Cassel, Greg Jenning, Cordarrelle Patterson, Blair Walsh, Jared Allen, Chad Greenway all made recorded their names on the Vikings and/or NFL statistics.

GAME NOTES vs. STEELERS

  • Adrian Peterson moves within one run of 60 yards or more for tying Barry Sanders' record.
    1) 14 Barry Sanders, 1989-98
    2) 13 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13
    3) 10 Fred Taylor, 1998-10
    4t) 9 Jim Brown, 1957-65
    4t) 9 Ahman Green, 1998-09

  • Peterson tied an NFL record for most career runs from scrimmage measuring 60 to 69 yards.
    1t) 7 Barry Sanders, 1989-98
    1t) 7 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13

  • Peterson moves into ninth place for most 100-yard games rushing in an NFL player's first seven seasons.
    1) 58 Eric Dickerson, 1983-89
    2) 49 Edgerrin James, 1999-05
    3) 46 Emmitt Smith, 1990-96
    4) 44 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-07
    5) 43 Jim Brown, 1957-63
    6) 43 Clinton Portis, 2002-08
    7) 41 Walter Payton, 1975-81
    8) 40 Thurman Thomas, 1988-94
    9t) 39 Earl Campbell, 1978-84
    9t) 39 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13

  • Peterson becomes the sixth player to reach 80 rushing touchdowns in a player's first seven NFL seasons.
    1) 115 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-07
    2) 108 Emmitt Smith, 1990-96
    3) 96 Shaun Alexander, 2000-06
    4t) 82 Jim Brown, 1957-63
    4t) 82 Eric Dickerson, 1983-89
    6) 81 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13

  • Peterson tied a team record with his two rushing touchdowns vs. the Steelers.
    1t) 2 Chuck Foreman, 10/4/76
    1t) 2 Adrian Peterson, 9/29/13

  • Peterson set a team record for longest run vs. the Steelers.
    1) 60t Adrian Peterson, 9/29/13
    2) 58t Robert Smith, 9/24/95

  • Peterson's rushing yards rank third highest vs. Steelers.
    1) 172 Terry Allen, 12/20/92
    2) 148 Chuck Foreman, 10/4/76
    3) 140 Adrian Peterson, 9/29/13

  • Matt Cassell's passing yards rank second-most in a QB's first game played as Viking.
    1) 250 Fran Tarkenton vs. Chicago, 9/17/1961 ®
    2) 248 Matt Cassell vs. Pittsburgh, 9/29/2013
    3) 234 Tony Adams vs. Green Bay, 10/4/1987
    4) 218 Spergon Wynn vs. Jacksonville, 12/23/2001

  • Matt Cassel's passer rating is third-highest for a player's first game started as Vikings QB.
    1) 157.2 Gus Frerotte vs. San Francisco, 9/28/2003
    2) 131.5 Todd Bouman vs. Tennessee, 12/9/2001
    3) 123.4 Matt Cassell vs. Pittsburgh, 9/29/2013

  • Greg Jennings tied a team record for most receiving touchdowns vs. the Steelers.
    1t) 2 Greg Jennings, 9/29/13
    1t) 2 Cris Carter, 9/24/95
    1t) 2 Hassan Jones, 9/21/86
    1t) 2 John Henderson, 11/23/69
    1t) 2 Bill Brown, 10/18/64
    1t) 2 Charley Ferguson, 11/3/62

  • Blair Walsh set an NFL record for most consecutive field goals made from 50 yards or more.
    1t) 12 Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 2012 - 2013
    1t) 11 Robbie Gould, Chicago, 2010 - 2013
    1t) 11 Tony Zendejas, Houston/L.A. Rams, 1988 - 1993
    4t) 10 Ryan Longwell, Minnesota, 2008 - 2011
    4t) 10 Jason Hanson, Detroit, 2007 – 2009

  • Walsh set a team record for longest FG vs. the Steelers.
    1) 54 Blair Walsh, 9/29/13
    2) 48 Chuck Nelson, 9/21/86

  • Walsh set a team record for most field goals of 50 yards or longer in a career.
    1) 12 Blair Walsh, 2012-13
    2) 11 Ryan Longwell, 2006-11
    3) 8 Fuad Reviz, 1990-95

  • Cordarrelle Patterson tied a team record for most kickoff returns vs. the Steelers.
    1t) 5 Percy Harvin, 10/25/09 ®
    1t) 5 David Palmer, 9/24/95
    1t) 5 Darrin Nelson, 9/24/89
    1t) 5 Cordarrelle Patterson, 9/29/13 ®

  • Patterson moves into second place for most kickoff return yards vs. the Steelers.
    1) 167 Percy Harvin, 10/25/09 ®
    2) 144 Cordarrelle Patterson, 9/29/13 ®

  • Jared Allen's 2.5 sacks move him into second place for most sacks in an NFL player's first 10 seasons.
    1) 145.0 Reggie White, 1985-94
    2) 120.5 Jared Allen, 2004-13
    3) 119.5 Derrick Thomas, 1989-98
    4) 119.0 Simeon Rice, 1996-2005

  • Chad Greenway moves into fifth place for most sacks by a Vikings linebacker.
    1) 23.0 Matt Blair, 1974-85
    2) 20.5 Ed McDaniel, 1992-01
    3) 16.5 Fred McNeill, 1974-85
    4) 15.5 E.J. Henderson, 2003-11
    5) 12.5 Chad Greenway, 2007-13
    6) 12.0 Ben Leber, 2006-10

  • Greenway becomes only the third Vikings linebacker to play in 100 consecutive games.
    1) 151 Jeff Siemon, 10/29/72 - 1/3/1983
    2) 129 Fred McNeill, 9/19/76 - 11/25/1984
    3) 100 Chad Greenway, 9/9/07 - 9/29/2013

  • With Chad Greenway intercepting a pass and having a QB sack, this is the first time in team history the Vikings had two consecutive games with a linebacker accomplishing this. Erin Henderson had two sacks and an interception last week.


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