Record-seekers vs. Texans

Several Vikings moved up in the record books with their performances Sunday against the Texans.

  • Safety Madieu Williams intercepted his 10th career pass and becomes only the eighth player in team history to intercept a pass in his first game played as a Viking, joining Darren Sharper, Willie Offord, Wymon Henderson, Clancy Osborne, Dick Grecni, Jack Morris and Charlie Sumner.

  • RB Adrian Peterson set a team record for most yards rushing in the first two seasons on the team. His 139 yards rushing give him a career total of 2,164, which moves him past Chester Taylor's 2,060 from 2006 and 2007.

  • Peterson becomes the first Viking to reach 800 yards rushing twice in his career after the first eight games played. He had 1,036 yards in 2007 after eight games and has 823 yards this year.

  • Peterson owns the three longest runs in team history vs. the Texans (this was only the second time in franchise history that the two teams have met). He had runs of 40, 22 and 21 yards.

  • QB Gus Frerotte's 55-yard pass to WR Bernard Berrian is the longest in team history vs. the Texans, topping two 50-yard passes by Daunte Culpepper – to Randy Moss and Marcus Robinson – in the 2004 meeting. Berrian also had a 49-yarder Sunday.

  • Kevin Williams' quarterback sack moves him past Henry Thomas' total of 40 and into fourth place among defensive tackles in club history in the first six seasons. John Randle owns that record with 58.5 sacks from 1990-95. Alan Page had 54 sacks in his first six seasons and Keith Millard had 53.

  • The last time the Vikings had a 100-yard rusher and receiver in the same game twice in one season was in 2002, with Michael Bennett and Randy Moss. This year, Peterson and Berrian have done it twice. The Vikings are 3-0 when Berrian gains 100 yards receiving.


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