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Minnesota Vikings record-seekers vs. Packers

Adrian Peterson, Teddy Bridgewater, Blair Walsh, Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Cordarrelle Patterson and T.J. Clemmings made their marks in the Vikings record book.

GAME NOTES at GREEN BAY

Adrian Peterson moves into sixth place for most rushing yards in an NFL player’s first nine NFL seasons.

  1. 13,778 Barry Sanders, 1989-97
  2. 12,566 Emmitt Smith, 1990-98
  3. 12,490 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-09
  4. 12,439 Eric Dickerson, 1983-91
  5. 12,312 Jim Brown, 1957-65
  6. 11,675 Adrian Peterson, 2007-15
  7. 11,669 Curtis Martin, 1995-03
  8. 11,625 Walter Payton, 1975-83



Peterson’s 67 yards rushing give him a season total of 1,485.  He led the NFL for the third time.

  1. 2,097 Adrian Peterson, 2012 NFL
  2. 1,760 Adrian Peterson, 2008 NFL
  3. 1,521 Robert Smith, 2000 NFC
  4. 1,485 Adrian Peterson, 2015 NFL



Teddy Bridgewater tied a team record for most wins by a quarterback in first two seasons in games started.

  1. 17 Warren Moon, 1994-95 (17-14)
  2. 17 Brett Favre, 2009-10 (17-12)
  3. 17 Teddy Bridgewater, 2014-15 (17-11) 



Bridgewater set a team record for highest win percentage in first two seasons in games started.

  1. .607 Teddy Bridgewater, 2014-15 (17-11) 
  2. .586 Brett Favre, 2009-10 (17-12)



This is the Vikings’ first win at Lambeau since 2009.  Bridgewater is 1-0 in Green Bay and Aaron Rogers is now 5-2. 

Cordarrelle Patterson set a team record by becoming the first player to have two season of 1,000 yards or more on kickoff returns.  Nine other players had one season.  He finishes with 1,019 yards.

Adam Thielen’s 41-yard run punt formation was the third-longest in team history.

  1. 48 Andrew Sendejo @ Chicago, 11/16/2014
  2. 45 Bobby Walden vs. San Francisco, 10/30/1966
  3. 41 Adam Thielen @ Green Bay, 1/3/2016



Patterson moves into second place all-time for career kickoff return yards.

  1. 3,619 Darrin Nelson, 1982-89, 1991-92
  2. 3,283 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013-15
  3. 3,274 David Palmer, 1994-00



Thielen set a team record for longest run on a fake punt vs. the Packers.

  1. 41 Adam Thielen @ Green Bay, 1/3/2016
  2. 5 Greg Coleman vs. Green Bay, 10/22/1978



Adam Thielen’s 67 yards rushing is the second-most in Vikings history by a receiver in a game.

  1. 102 Cordarrelle Patterson @ St. Louis, 9/7/2014
  2. 67 Adam Thielen @ Green Bay, 1/3/2016
  3. 67 Percy Harvin @ Kansas City, 10/2/2011



Thielen set a team record for most rushing yards by a receiver vs. Packers.

  1. 67 Adam Thielen @ Green Bay, 1/3/2016
  2. 41 Percy Harvin @ Green Bay, 10/24/2010



Blair Walsh’s 34 field goals made this year led the NFL. He also led in 2012 with 35. 

Stefon Diggs becomes the fifth rookie to lead the team in receiving yards.

  1. 1,313 Randy Moss, 1998
  2. 867 Paul Flatley, 1963
  3. 906 Sammy White, 1976
  4. 720 Stefon Diggs, 2015
  5. 384 Gene Washington, 1967



Diggs becomes only the second rookie to lead the team in receptions.

  1. 51 Paul Flatley, 1963
  2. 52 Stefon Diggs, 2015



T.J. Clemmings tied Todd Stuessie and Matt Kalil as the only rookie tackles to start all 16 games.  

Clemmings set a team record for most consecutive starts at right tackle by a rookie.  

  1. 16 T.J. Clemmings, 2015
  2. 15 Korey Stringer, 1995
  3. 15 Phil Loadholt, 2013

 


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