Record-seekers vs. Lions

A few Vikings set single-season marks for the franchise with their efforts against the Lions on Sunday.

GAME NOTES vs. LIONS

  • DE Jared Allen set a team record for most sacks in a player's first season on the team. With two against the Lions, his season total is 12.5, besting Keith Millard's mark of 11 from 1985. Kevin Williams (2003) and Don Hultz (1963) are now tied for third in that category.

  • Adrian Peterson's 100-yard rushing game ties a team record for most in a season. Robert Smith also had eight 100-yard rushing games in 2000. Peterson (2007) and Smith (1997) are also tied for third on the list with six games in those seasons.

  • Chris Kluwe set a team record for the most punts of at least 50 yards in one season. Kluwe now has 30 of those, breaking his mark of 29 last year. Kluwe (2006) and Mitch Berger (2000) are also tied for third on the list with 22 in those seasons.

  • Peterson's 102 yards rushing gives him a season total of 1,413, which is his career high. He also moves into second place for the team's single-season record, just 108 yards behind Robert Smith's mark of 1,521 in 2000.

  • Ryan Longwell connected on his 19th career field goal of 50 yards or longer and surpassed Lou Groza's career point total of 1,349 to move into 23rd place in NFL history with 1,352 points.

  • Chester Taylor's rushing touchdown was his 17th with the Vikings and moved him into third place for most in a player's first three seasons with Minnesota. Chuck Foreman had 26 rushing TDs from 1973-75 and Hershel Walker had 20 from 1989-91. Taylor surpassed Leroy Hoard's (1996-98) mark of 16.

  • Peterson's 23 rushing attempts give him a season total of eight games with 20 or more attempts, one short of the Chester Taylor's team record from 2006. The Vikings were 5-4 in Taylor's 20-carry games two years ago and are 6-2 in Peterson's efforts this year. Chuck Foreman also had eight 20-carry games in 1975, and the Vikings were 7-1 in those games.

  • Peterson's average of 109 rushing yards per game this season is on pace to set a team record. He also holds the previous mark with a 95.7-yard average last year.

  • Kevin Williams and Pat Williams have now played in 48 consecutive games together, which move them into third place among defensive tackle tandems in team history. Gary Larsen and Alan Page had 70 consecutive games together from 1968-72, and Doug Sutherland and Alan Page had 55 games from 1974-78. The Williams Wall passed Paul Dickson and Jim Prestel's 47 consecutive games from 1962-65.


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