Record-seekers vs. Bears

Adrian Peterson topped and climbed the franchise charts in a number of categories with his performance against the Bears.


  • Adrian Peterson became the 16th Viking to reach 2,000 yards rushing in a career. He moves into 15th place, surpassing Clinton Jones' career total of 2,008. Peterson now has 2,025 yards, and Chester Taylor is just ahead of him with 2,204 yards.

  • Peterson's 121 yards rushing give him a career total of 2,025, which moves him past Michael Bennett's 1,978 and into second place for most yards gained in first two seasons as a Viking.

  • Peterson set a new team record for fewest games needed to reach 2,000 yards, reaching that mark in 21 games. Taylor had the previous mark, doing it in 29 games as a Viking.

  • Peterson's 2,000 yards in 21 games ranks tied for third in NFL history for fewest games needed to reach that mark. Eric Dickerson holds the NFL record at 18 games. Earl Campbell did it in 20 games.

  • Peterson's two touchdowns give him a career total of 108 points. He becomes the 45th player in team history to reach 100 points.

  • Peterson's 100-yard game rushing gives him a career total of 10, which moves him past Michael Bennett's nine and into third place. Robert Smith holds the record with 29 and Chuck Foreman had 17.

  • Peterson's 54-yard touchdown run gives him a career total of nine rushes of at least 30 yards, which moves him past Ted Brown and into second place all-time in team history. Smith leads in that category as well, with 24 rushes of at least 30 yards.

  • The total points scored in this game, 89, is a new series high, surpassing the previous mark of 87, set in 1961.

  • Ryan Longwell's two field goals move him past Fred Cox and Jim Bakken's 282 and into 21st place in NFL history.

  • Longwell becomes the 24th player in NFL history to reach 1,300 career points. He now has 1,305.

  • Chris Kluwe had his first career punt blocked in the first quarter. His streak of 282 consecutive punts without a block ends as the third-longest streak in team history. Greg Coleman holds the franchise mark with 565 games, with Mitch Berger in second at 344 games.

  • Before Garrett Wolfe's touchdown, the last time the Vikings had an opponent block a punt and return it for a touchdown was 18 years ago, when Green Bay did it. This ends the Vikings' team-record streak at 379 games.

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