Vikings record-seekers vs. Redskins

John Carlson had his best game as a Viking, Christian Ponder had the highest completion percentage of his career, and a few other Vikings had career firsts.

GAME NOTES vs. REDSKINS

  • Christian Ponder set a team record for highest completion percentage in a game vs. the Redskins in the series history.
    1) 81.0 Christian Ponder, 11/7/2013
    2) 73.0 Fran Tarkenton, 11/30/1975
    3) 67.3 Christian Ponder, 10/14/2012
    4) 65.2 Brett Favre, 11/28/2010
    5) 62.1 Steve Dils, 11/2/1980

  • Christian Ponder set his career high completion percentage in a game.
    1) 88.0 Brett Favre vs. Seattle, 11/22/09 (22/25)
    2) 85.2 Brett Favre @ Detroit, 9/20/09 (23/27)
    3) 84.0 Randall Cunningham @ Tampa Bay, 11/1/98 (21/25)
    4) 83.9 Fran Tarkenton vs. Seattle, 11/14/76 (26/31)
    5) 81.0 Christian Ponder vs. Washington, 11/7/2013 (17/21)

  • Adrian Peterson moves into 5th place for most rushing yards in first seven NFL seasons.
    1) 11,226 Eric Dickerson, 1983-89
    2) 10,650 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-07
    3) 10,172 Barry Sanders, 1989-95
    4) 10,160 Emmitt Smith, 1990-96
    5) 9,635 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13
    6) 9,608 Walter Payton, 1975-81

  • Peterson becomes the fourth player to reach 85 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
    4) 85 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13

  • Peterson tied a team record for most rushing touchdowns vs. the Redskins.
    1t) 2 Adrian Peterson, 11/7/2013
    1t) 2 Tarvaris Jackson, 12/23/2007
    1t) 2 Leroy Hoard, 10/18/1998
    1t) 2 Chuck Foreman, 11/30/1975

  • Kevin Williams had his first multi-sack game since Baltimore, 10/8/2009. His 2.5 sacks rank second vs. the Redskins.
    1) 4.0 Alan Page, 11/3/1968
    2) 2.5 Kevin Williams, 11/7/2013
    3t) 1.5 Kevin Williams, 1/2/2005 last time

  • Chase Ford caught his first career NFL pass.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson caught his first career NFL touchdown pass.

  • John Carlson caught his first touchdown as a Viking and his career 14th. He had 13 with Seattle.

  • John Carlson's 98 receiving yards is his Vikings high and ranks second to his career high of 105 vs. Dallas in 2008.

  • John Carlson's seven receptions is a Vikings high and ranks second to his career high of eight vs. New England in 2008.


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