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Minnesota Vikings record-seekers vs. Lions

Adrian Peterson’s big day put in the Minnesota Vikings record book.

Adrian Peterson set a Minnesota Vikings record for most career combined net yards.  He gained 192 vs. the Lions.  He also played in his first game at TCF Stadium.

1) 12,577 Adrian Peterson, 2007-15
2) 12,410 Cris Carter, 1990-2001
3) 10,391 Darrin Nelson, 1982-89, ’91-92

Peterson’s rushing attempts vs. the Lions ranks second-most in series history.
1) 33 Chuck Foreman, 12/18/1977
2T) 29 Artose Pinner, 12/20/2006
2T) 29 Adrian Peterson, 9/20/2015

Peterson’s rushing yards vs. the Lions ties for fifth-most in series history.
1) 171 Adrian Peterson, 11/11/2012
2) 160 Adrian Peterson, 9/26/2010
3) 156 Chuck Foreman, 12/18/1977
4) 138 Tommy Mason, 12/9/1962
5T) 134 Robert Smith, 10/25/1998
5T) 134 Robert Smith, 10/1/2000
5T) 134 Adrian Peterson, 9/20/2015

Peterson moves into a 10th-place tie for most 100 yard rushing games (43) in a player’s first nine NFL seasons with Thurman Thomas and Curtis Martin.   

Peterson’s 49-yard reception was the third longest of his career and longest in six years.
1) 63 @ Carolina, 12/20/2009
2) 60t vs. Atlanta, 9/9/2007
3) 49 vs. Detroit, 9/20/2015

Kyle Rudolph moves into third place all-time in career receiving touchdowns by a tight end.
1) 28 Steve Jordan, 1982-94
2) 24 Visanthe Shiancoe, 2007-11
3) 18 Kyle Rudolph, 2011-15
4) 17 Stu Voigt, 1970-80

Jarius Wright ran for a career-long 29 yards on a reverse from Peterson.  His previous long was 27 yards vs. Miami in 2014.

Zach Line scored his first career rushing touchdown.

Justin Trattou had his first career interception.

The Vikings are now 32-22-1 in their home openers.  They have played Detroit in home openers seven times, going 5-2 overall, and winning the last five straight.

The Vikings are now 70-36-2 vs. the Lions.  They are the first opponent the Vikings have defeated 70 times.
1) 70 vs. Detroit
2) 55 vs. Chicago

The Vikings are now 18-7 vs. the Lions in the month of September.  The most wins vs. any opponent in this month.
1) 18 vs. Lions
2) 14 vs. Bears

 


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