Record-Seekers vs. Chiefs

The Vikings' only offensive bright spot Sunday – running back Adrian Peterson – was busy moving up the rookie rushing records for the franchise.


  • Adrian Peterson recorded his second 100-yard rushing game. He already ranks tied for second for the most 100-yard rushing games by a Vikings rookie. Chuck Foreman had three 100-yard efforts in 1973 and Peterson joins Mewelde Moore, Onterrio Smith, Michael Bennett and Alfred Anderson as rookies who all had two 100-yard games.

  • Peterson's 25 rushing attempts were the second-most among Vikings rookies in a game. Bennett also had 25 against Green Bay in 2001, but Smith holds the rookie mark with 27 rushes against Chicago in 2003.

  • Peterson's 271 yards rushing move him into 10th place all-time in team history for rookie rushing yards. He surpasses D.J. Dozier's 257 yards set in 1987.

  • Peterson set the rookie team record for most yards gained from scrimmage after the season's first three games. He has 431 scrimmage yards to date. Smith had 421 yards after three games in 2003.

  • Peterson becomes only the fourth Vikings player to gain 100 yards against the Chiefs, joining Scottie Graham (1993), Onterrio Smith (2003) and Robert Smith (1999).

  • Chris Kluwe's 70-yard punt in the first quarter was his career long and ranks tied for seventh-longest in team history. Harry Newsome hold the team record with an 80-yarder in 1992.

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