Vikings record-seekers vs. Bears

Adrian Peterson joined a lot of elite NFL and Vikings company after another big performance against the Chicago Bears, from career yardage, carries, 200-yard games and more. Plus, Cordarrelle Patterson and Marcus Sherels made their marks in the Vikings record book.

GAME NOTES vs. BEARS

  • Adrian Peterson reached 10,000 career rushing yards third-fastest in NFL history, in 101 games.
    1) 91 Eric Dickerson, 1983-89
    2) 98 Jim Brown, 1957-64
    3) 101 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13
    4) 103 Barry Sanders, 1989-95
    5t) 106 Emmitt Smith, 1990-96
    5t) 106 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-07

  • Peterson becomes the 28th player in NFL history to reach 10,000 rushing yards. He now has 10,027.

  • Peterson becomes only the fifth player to reach 10,000 rushing yards in his 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) 10,027 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13

  • Peterson reached 1,000 yards rushing in a season for the sixth time in his career.
    1) 6 Adrian Peterson, 2007-10, '12-13
    2) 4 Robert Smith, 1993-00
    3) 3 Chuck Foreman, 1973-79

  • Peterson rushed for an ongoing team record fifth 200-yard game in a career.
    1) 296 Adrian Peterson vs. San Diego, 11/4/07 (NFL record)
    2) 224 Adrian Peterson @ Chicago, 10/14/07
    3) 212 Adrian Peterson @ St. Louis, 12/16/12
    4) 211 Adrian Peterson vs. Chicago, 12/1/13
    5) 210 Adrian Peterson @ Green Bay, 12/2/12
    6) 200 Chuck Foreman @ Philadelphia, 10/24/76

  • Peterson moved into a second-place tie in NFL history for most career 200-yard games rushing.
    1) 6 O.J. Simpson, 1969-79
    2t) 5 Tiki Barber, 1997-06
    2t) 5 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
    4t) 4 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-11
    4t) 4 Jim Brown, 1957-65
    4t) 4 Earl Campbell, 1978-85
    4t) 4 Barry Sanders, 1989-98

  • Peterson set a team record for most rushing attempts in a game.
    1) 35 Adrian Peterson vs. Chicago, 12/1/13
    2) 34 Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay, 12/30/12

  • Peterson set a team record for most rushing attempts in a season vs. the Bears.
    1) 61 Adrian Peterson, 2013
    2) 50 Adrian Peterson, 2008

  • Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards in a season vs. the Bears.
    1) 311 Adrian Peterson, 2013
    2) 302 Adrian Peterson, 2007

  • Peterson becomes the 36th player in NFL history to reach 2,000 rushing attempts. He now has 2,011.

  • This is the third time in 53 seasons that the Vikings have had consecutive overtime games.
    1) 2013 vs. Green Bay 11/24 (Tied 26-26), vs. Chicago 12/1 (Won 23-20)
    2) 1995 vs. Houston 10/8 (Won 23-17), vs. Tampa Bay 10/15 (Lost 17-20)
    3) 1994 vs. Tampa Bay 11/27 (Lost 17-20), vs. Chicago 12/1/ (Won 33-27)

  • Cordarrelle Patterson becomes the first Vikings rookie and sixth Viking overall to score three different ways in a season.
    1t) 3 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013 (1r, 1p, 2kr)
    1t) 3 Percy Harvin, 2012 (1r, 3p, 1kr)
    1t) 3 Percy Harvin, 2011 (2r, 6p, 1kr)
    1t) 3 Percy Harvin, 2010 (1r, 3p, 1kr)
    1t) 3 Mewelde Moore, 2005 (1r, 1p, 1pr)
    1t) 3 Koren Robinson, 2005 (1r, 1p, 1kr)
    1t) 3 Herschel Walker, 1989 (5r, 1p, 1kr)
    1t) 3 Bill Brown, 1963 (7r, 2p, 1kr)

  • Marcus Sherels moved into fourth place for most punt return yards in a career.
    2) 1,812 Leo Lewis, 1981-91
    3) 1,610 David Palmer, 1994-00
    4) 820 Charlie West, 1968-73
    5) 773 Marcus Sherels, 2013
    6) 768 Mewelde Moore, 2004-07

  • Brian Robison recorded his 36th career sack.


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