Minnesota Vikings record-seekers vs. Detroit Lions

Adrian Peterson, Teddy Bridgewater, Stefon Diggs, Cordarrelle Patterson, Eric Kendricks, Chad Greenway, Harrison Smith and Blair Walsh all made their marks on the Minnesota Vikings record book.

Adrian Peterson tied a team record for most career plays of 50 yards or more with his 75-yard run.

1t) 26 Randy Moss, 1998-04, 2010 (25 pass, 1 punt return)
1t) 26 Adrian Peterson, 2007-15 (22 run, 2 pass, 2 kickoff returns)

• Peterson tied an NFL record with his 7th career 70+ yard runs from scrimmage.
1t) 7 Fred Taylor, 1998-2010
1t) 7 Chris Johnson, 2008-15
1t) 7 Barry Sanders, 1989-98
1t) 7 Adrian Peterson, 2007-15
5t) 5 Tony Dorsett, 1977-88
5t) 5 Robert Smith, 1993-00
5t) 5 O.J. Simpson, 1969-77
5t) 5 Jamaal Charles, 2008-15

• Peterson moves into 22nd place all-time in NFL rushing with 10,720 yards, surpassing Rick Watters’ 10,643.

• Peterson’s 75-yard run was the third-longest for a Viking vs. the Lions.
1) 80t Adrian Peterson, 9/26/2010
2) 78t Adrian Peterson, 9/8/2013
3) 75  Adrian Peterson, 10/25/2015

• Peterson’s 75-yard run was the second-longest non-scoring run in Vikings history.
1) 76 Robert Smith vs. Indianapolis, 12/21/1997
2) 75 Adrian Peterson @ Detroit, 10/25/2015

Eric Kendricks set a team record for most consecutive games with a sack by a rookie linebacker. 
1) 3 Eric Kendricks, 10/4/15 - 10/25/2015
2t) 2 Anthony Barr, 10/26/14 - 11/2/2014
2t) 2 Anthony Barr, 9/21/14 -  9/28/2014
2t) 2 Dwayne Rudd, 10/12/97 - 10/26/1997

Stefon Diggs set a team record for most rookie receiving yards in three consecutive games.
1) 324 Sefon Diggs, 10/4/15 - 10/25/2015
2) 282 James Brim,10/4/87 - 10/18/1987
3) 221 Randy Moss, 9/6/98 - 9/20/1998
4) 211 Sammy White, 9/12/76 - 9/26/1976

• Diggs set a team record for most rookie receptions in three consecutive games.
1) 19 Stefon Diggs, 10/4/15 - 10/25/2015
2) 18 James Brim, 10/4/87 - 10/18/1987
3) 16 Paul Flatley, 9/15/63 - 9/29/1963

•  Diggs scored his first career receiving TD.  His 36-yard reception was the fifth-longest for a Vikings first scoring play.
1) 60t Adrian Peterson vs. Tampa Bay, 9/9/2007
2) 48t Randy Moss vs. Tampa Bay, 9/6/1998
3) 47t Sammy White @ New Orleans, 9/12/1976
4) 43t Dwight Collins vs. Atlanta, 9/16/1984
5) 36t Stefon Diggs @ Detroit, 10/25/2015

 • Blair Walsh’s five goals tied a team record vs. the Lions.
1t) 5 Jan Stenerud, 9/23/1984
1t) 5 Gary Anderson, 9/20/1998
1t) 5 Blair Walsh, 10/25/2015

• Walsh set a team record for longest FG vs. the Lions.
1)53 Blair Walsh, 10/25/2015
2)52 Fuad Reveiz, 9/13/1992

• Walsh set a team record for most 50+ yard FGs made vs. the Lions.
1) 2 Blair Walsh, 10/25/2015
2t) 1 Blair Walsh, 9/8/2013
2t) 1 Fuad Reviez, 9/13/1992

• Walsh joins the Vikings’ club with 100 career FGs made club.
1) 282 Fred Cox, 1963-77
2) 135 Ryan Longwell, 2006-11
3) 133 Fuad Reveiz, 1990-95
4) 102 Gary Anderson, 1998-2002
5) 101 Blair Walsh, 2012-15

Cordarrelle Patterson becomes only the third Vikings player to have 10 career games with 100+ yards in kickoff returns.
1) 12 David Palmer, 1994-00
2) 11 Percy Harvin, 2009-12 
3) 10 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013-15

• Patterson becomes the fifth player to reach 2,500 career kickoff return yards.
1) 3,619 Darrin Nelson, 1982-89, 1991-92
2) 3,274 David Palmer, 1994-00
3) 3,273 Qadry Ismail, 1993-96
4) 3,183 Percy Harvin, 2009-12
5) 2,592 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013-15

 • Teddy Bridgewater moves into fifth place for most passing yards in first two seasons with the Vikings, surpassing Randall Cunningham’s 4,205.
1) 8,492 Warren Moon, 1994-95
2) 6,711 Brett Favre, 2009-10
3) 4,788 Christian Ponder, 2011-12
4) 4,592 Fran Tarkenton, 1961-62
5) 4,258 Teddy Bridgewater, 2014-15

• Bridgewater moves into seventh place for most passing touchdowns (19) in first 2 seasons with the Vikings, surpassing Joe Kapp’s 18.

• Bridgewater becomes the seventh QB to win 10 games in games started in first two seasons with the Vikings.
1t) 17 Warren Moon, 1994-95 (17-14)
1t) 17 Brett Favre, 2009-10 (17-12)
3) 14 Randall Cunningham, 1997-98 (14-3)
4) 12 Christian Ponder, 2011-12 (12-14)
5t) 11 Joe Kapp, 1967-68 (11-11-3)
5t) 11 Daunte Culpepper, 1999-00 (11-5)
7) 10 Teddy Bridgewater, 2014-15 (10-8)

• Bridgewater’s 316 yards passing ranks seventh-most for a Viking vs. the Lions.
1) 404 Daunte Culpepper, 12/19/2004
2) 391 Wade Wilson, 11/6/1988
3) 384 Warren Moon, 11/23/1995
4) 347 Fran Tarkenton, 11/7/1976
5) 344 Brett Favre, 11/15/2009
6) 333 Tommy Kramer, 9/20/1981
7) 316 Teddy Bridgewater, 10/25/2015
8) 315 Teddy Bridgewater, 12/14/2014 

Chad Greenway’s sack moved him into third place all-time among a Vikings linebacker in a career.
1)  23.0 Matt Blair, 1974-85
2)  20.5 Ed McDaniel, 1992-01
3t) 16.5 Fred McNeill, 1974-85
3t) 16.5 Chad Greenway, 2007-15

Harrison Smith’s sack moved him into fifth place all-time among defensive backs in a career.
1) 9.5 Joey Browner, 1983-91
2) 7.5 Robert Griffith, 1994-01
3) 7.5 Karl Kassulke, 1963-72
4) 6.5 Antoine Winfield, 2004-12
5) 5.0 Harrison Smith, 2012-15

• In this series, there have been 30 sweeps, with the Vikings sweeping 24 and the Lions with 6.  This is the first sweep over the Lions since 2012. 


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