Record-Seekers vs. Broncos

Despite losing their final game of the season, the Vikings had a few individual and team performances that put them atop the franchise record books in various categories.

  • Adrian Peterson's 124 combined net yards gave him a season total of 2,021. He became only the second Vikings player in team history to reach 2,000 yards, and it was the most ever by a Vikings rookie. Herschel Walker still holds the franchise mark with 2,051 yards in 1990. Robert Smith falls to third place with 1,869 yards in 2000.

  • Chester Taylor's 83 yards rushing set a team record for most rushing yards in a Viking's first two seasons. He has 2,046 yards over the last two years, eclipsing Michael Bennett's 1,978 from 2001-02 and Chuck Foreman's 1,578 from 1973-74.

  • Tarvaris Jackson tied an NFL record for most two-point conversions in a game with two. That tied Todd Heap (Baltimore, 10/19/03), Marshall Faulk (St. Louis, 10/15/00), Charles Johnson (Pittsburgh, 11/1/98), Terrell Davis (Denver, 9/28/97), Michael Jackson (Baltimore, 10/6/96) and Brett Perriman (Detroit, 11/6/94).

  • With Peterson's three kickoff returns for 88 yards, the Vikings set a team record for highest kickoff return average in a season at 24.8 yards. That surpassed the 1970 average of 24.0 yards and the 1969 average of 23.5 yards.

  • With 172 yards rushing, the Vikings set a team record for most rushing yards in a season with 2,634. The previous mark was 2,507 in 2002, with the 2003 total of 2,343 falling to third place.

  • The Vikings finished 2007 by tying a team record for highest rushing average in a season. This marks only the third time in team history that the Vikings averaged five yards per attempt rushing. They averaged 5.3 yards per rush in 2007 and 2002, and 5.0 yards in 2000.

  • Taylor's 83 yards rushing ranks fourth-most against the Broncos in the series history. Walker had 103 yards, Darrin Nelson had 98 and Leroy Hoard had 84 in 1999.

  • Bobby Wade's two receiving touchdowns tied a team record for most against Denver in the series history. Cris Carter also had two against the Broncos on Oct. 31, 1999.

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