Record-seekers vs. Lions

While the offense only accounted for nine points in the 12-10 win over the Lions, there were several Vikings making a dent in the franchise record books. Defensively, Kevin Williams and Jared Allen each made an entry in the annals of Vikings history as well.


  • Gus Frerotte's 86-yard touchdown pass to Bernard Berrian was the second-longest pass play in team history, falling four yards short of Charley Ferguson's 89-yard touchdown from Fran Tarkenton in 1962.

  • Berrian becomes the first Viking to gain 100 yards receiving on back-to-back games since Nate Burleson did it in December 2004.

  • Kevin Williams' four sacks were the most since Chris Doleman's four against Cincinnati in 1989. Randy Holloway holds the team record with five against Atlanta in 1984.

  • Jared Allen's safety was the Vikings' 38th in team history. Of those 38, seven have been against the Lions, the most of any opponent.

  • Adrian Peterson's 100-yard game rushing gives him a career total of nine, which ties him with Michael Bennett and Bill Brown for third place in team history. Robert Smith has 29 100-yard games and Chuck Foreman has 17.

  • Ryan Longwell moves into third place in team history for most game-winning field goals in a Vikings career. Fred Cox (1963-77) holds the franchise record with nine and Fuad Reveiz (1990-95) is second with seven.

  • Gus Frerotte becomes the 73rd quarterback in NFL history to get 40 wins in games started. He improved to 40-45-1 (5-1 with the Vikings) with Sunday's win.

  • Since 1998, the Vikings are 18-3-0 against the Lions, 11-0 at home.

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