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Minnesota Vikings record-seekers vs. Falcons

Adrian Peterson had a huge day, moving his way up several NFL charts, but other Minnesota Vikings joined the record-book parade, with Anthony Barr, Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph among them.

GAME NOTES vs. ATLANTA FALCONS

• Adrian Peterson moves into 18th place all-time in NFL rushing, surpassing O.J. Simpson’s 11,236, Corey Dillon’s 11,241, and John Riggins’ 11,352.  Peterson now has 11,354. 

• Peterson moves into eighth place in the NFL for most 100-yard rushing games in a player’s first nine NFL seasons, surpassing Curtis Martin’s 47.
1) 68 Barry Sanders, 1989-97
2) 62 Eric Dickerson, 1983-91
3) 58 Jim Brown, 1957-65
4) 55 Emmitt Smith, 1990-98
5t) 54 Walter Payton, 1975-83
5t) 54 Edgerrin James, 1999-07
7) 51 Jerome Bettis, 1993-01
8)  48 Adrian Peterson, 2007-15  

• Peterson moves into fourth place in NFL history for most career games with 150 yards or more.
1) 25 Barry Sanders, 1989-98
2) 22 Jim Brown, 1957-65
3) 20 Walter Payton, 1975-87
4t) 18 Adrian Peterson, 2007-15
4t) 18 Eric Dickerson, 1983-93
4t) 18 Emmitt Smith, 1990-04

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards vs. Atlanta. He becomes the second player (Clinton Jones) to have two career 100-yard games rushing vs. the Falcons.
1) 158 Adrian Peterson, 11/29/2015
2) 155 Clinton Jones, 11/28/1971
3) 135 Jerick McKinnon, 9/28/2014

• Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards in November.
1) 634 Adrian Peterson, 2015
2) 627 Adrian Peterson, 2008
3) 605 Robert Smith, 2000

• Peterson set a team record for most career games with two or more touchdowns.
1) 26 Adrian Peterson, 2007-15
2) 25 Cris Carter, 1990-2001

• Adrian Peterson’s 29 rushing attempts rank second-most vs. Atlanta.
1) 30 Robert Smith, 9/8/1996
2) 29 Adrian Peterson, 11/29/2015

• Peterson’s 35-yard scoring run was the second-longest vs. Atlanta.
1) 73t Clinton Jones, 11/28/1971
2) 35t Adrian Peterson, 11/29/2015

• Peterson’s rushing yards after 11 games rank third-most in team history.
1) 1,236 Adrian Peterson, 9/9/12 - 11/25/2012
2) 1,180 Adrian Peterson, 9/8/08 - 11/23/2008 
3) 1,164 Adrian Peterson, 9/14/15 - 11/29/2015

• Anthony Barr tied a team record with two forced fumbles vs. Atlanta.
1t) 2 Anthony Barr, 11/29/2015
1t) 2 Kenny Mixon, 10/5/2003
1t) 2 Chris Doleman, 12/10/1989

• Stefon Diggs set a team record for most rookie receptions in eight consecutive games.
1) 40 Stefon Diggs, 10/4/15 - 11/29/2015
2) 38 Randy Moss, 11/8/98 - 12/26/1998

• Diggs becomes the sixth Vikings rookie to catch 40 passes in a season.
1) 69 Randy Moss, 1998 Led NFL
2) 60 Percy Harvin, 2009 Led NFL
3) 51 Sammy White, 1976 Led NFL
4) 51 Paul Flatley, 1963
5) 45 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013
6) 40 Stefon Diggs, 2015

• Captain Munnerlyn intercepted his first pass of the season and the 10th of his career.

• Terrence Newman intercepted his third pass of the season and the 40th of his career.

• Teddy Bridgewater moves into third place in team history for most completions in a player’s first two seasons.
1) 748 Warren Moon, 1994-95
2) 580 Brett Favre, 2009-10
3) 467 Teddy Bridgewater, 2014-15
4) 458 Christian Ponder, 2011-12

• Bridgewater becomes the fourth Vikings QB to win 14 games in his first two seasons.
1t) 17 Warren Moon, 1994-95 (17-14)
1t) 17 Brett Favre, 2009-10 (17-12)
3t) 14 Teddy Bridgewater, 2014-15 (14-9)
3t) 14 Randall Cunningham, 1997-98 (14-3)

• Kyle Rudolph moves into sixth place all-time in career receptions by a Vikings TE, surpassing Joe Senser’s 165.
1) 498 Steve Jordan, 1982-94
2) 208 Visanthe Shiancoe, 2007-11
3) 192 Jim Kleinsasser, 1999-11
4) 186 Jermaine Wiggins, 2004-06
5) 177 Stu Voigt, 1970-80
6) 169 Kyle Rudolph, 2011-15

• The last time the Vikings won four consecutive road games was 1998 until today. 

• This is the first win in Atlanta since 1999 to even Vikings’ record 7-7 in Georgia.


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