Record-Seekers vs. Lions

Aundrae Allison set a couple of team records with his 103-yard kickoff return, and the team as a whole produced a record first-half output. The Vikings also had a couple of running backs move up the team charts.

  • Aundrae Allison set a record for the longest kickoff return in team history with his 103-yard return. He surpassed Lance Rentzel's 101-yarder from 1965 and Eddie Payton's 99-yarder from 1981.

  • Allison's 103-yard return was also the longest play in team history and was the first time in team history that the Vikings had consecutive weeks with plays of 90 yards or more. It was also the first time since 1989 that the team had two plays of 90 or more yards in the same season. Dwight Smith had a 93-yard interception return for a touchdown last week against the New York Giants.

  • Allison also set a team record for the highest single-game kickoff return average in team history. He averaged 47.7 yards on three returns, besting Jimmy Edwards' 44-yard average from a 1979 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • The Vikings tied a team record with 35 points in the first half. That output also tied for the second-highest point total of any half of Vikings football – they scored 38 points in the second half against Jacksonville in 1998.

  • The Vikings' win over Detroit was their 10th straight Metrodome win against the Lions. They are 14-2 against them since 2000.

  • Chester Taylor's 14 rushing attempts is a team record for most in a Viking's first two seasons. He has 431 rushes since joining the club last year, breaking Michael Bennett's mark from 2001-02.

  • Adrian Peterson's two touchdowns move him into second place for most touchdowns in a season by a Vikings rookie. He has 11 TDs so far this season; Randy Moss had 17 in 1998.

  • Kenechi Udeze registered his first interception.

  • Tarvaris Jackson had his first career game with two touchdown passes. His quarterback rating of 110.4 was also a career best (with a minimum of 10 attempts).

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