Record-seekers vs. Falcons

Several Vikings moved up the team charts with their performances on Sunday, including Tarvaris Jackson, Adrian Peterson, Bobby Wade and Visanthe Shiancoe.

  • Tarvaris Jackson's 76 yards rushing is the third most by a Vikings quarterback in team history for a single game. Jackson's previous best was 44 yards against Washington last season. Fran Tarkenton holds the franchise mark for a QB with 99 yards rushing against Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 1961. Daunte Culpepper is second with 83 yards against Detroit on Oct. 14, 2001.

  • Adrian Peterson moved into fifth place in NFL history for the most yards gained in a player's first two seasons. Peterson has 2,998 yards in his young career. Eric Dickerson holds the record with 3,913 yards in his first two seasons. A 102-yard game next week would move him past Clinton Portis (3,099) and a 150-yard game would put him in front of Earl Campbell's two-season total (3,147).

  • Peterson set a team record for the most games in a single season with 20-plus rushing attempts. Peterson has 10 games like that this season, breaking Chester Taylor's previous mark of nine games from the 2006 season.

  • Visanthe Shiancoe had career highs in receptions with seven, touchdowns with two and the first 100-yard game of his career with 136 yards receiving. The yardage total ranks second in team history among tight ends, trailing only Steve Jordan's total of 179 against Washington on Nov. 2, 1986.

  • Peterson and Taylor became the first tandem in team history to reach a combined total of 440 rushing attempts in a single season.

  • Bobby Wade caught his 100th career pass as a Viking on the second of his five receptions. He reached that mark in his 31st game, the eighth-fewest needed to do that in team history. Jermaine Wiggins holds the team mark, needing only 20 games to reach 100 receptions.

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