Record-seekers vs. Giants

Adrian Peterson finished the season as the NFL's leading rusher, but that was far from the only accomplishment he had this year. See which team and NFL marks he had this year, along with other Vikings that made an impression with their performances Sunday against the New York Giants.


  • The Vikings clinched their first division championship since 2000, back when it was called the NFC Central. The Vikings have now made the playoffs 25 times, which ties Pittsburgh for fourth most in NFL history.

  • Adrian Peterson's 1,760 rushing yards on the season gave him the rushing title and put him in 20th place all-time on the NFL's single-season rushing list.

  • Peterson is tied for third for fewest games needed to reach 3,000 career yards in an NFL career. He did it in 30 games. Clinton Portis (2002-2003) and Eric Dickerson (1983-84) did it in 29 games.

  • Peterson set a team record for the fewest games needed to reach 3,000 career yards. Chuck Foreman previously held the record by getting there in 44 games.

  • Peterson's 67-yard touchdown run was the second longest in his career. He had a 73-yarder against Chicago last year.

  • Peterson tied a team record for leading the team all 16 games in rushing attempts.

  • Peterson moved into fourth place in NFL history for most yards gained in a player's first two seasons, and became only the fifth player to reach 3,000 yards in two seasons.

  • Peterson is the first Viking in team history to average 100 yards per game rushing in a season. He averaged 110 yards per game this year. Last year, he had the highest average in team history at 96 yards per game.

  • Peterson's career average of 103.4 yards per game ranks second in NFL history, behind only Jim Brown's 104.3-yard average from 1957-65.

  • Peterson set an NFL record for highest percent of 100-yard games, reaching the century mark in 53.3 percent of his 30 games played to date.

  • Ben Leber's sack ties him for seventh among linebackers in team history. He has 9.5 sacks in his two seasons in purple. Matt Blair leads that stat with 23 sacks over his 12-year career.

  • Peterson became the first Viking to have 600 total rushing attempts in two consecutive seasons and only the 11th player in NFL history to have 600 attempts in his first two seasons.

  • Peterson and Chester Taylor became the first tandem in team history to reach a combined total 450 rushing attempts in a single season. They had 464 this year.

  • Tarvaris Jackson won his 10th game as a starting quarterback, ranking eighth in team annals for fewest games needed to reach that mark. Daunte Culpepper holds that mark, needing only 12 games to reach 10 wins as a starter.

  • Ryan Longwell kicked his sixth field goal of 50 yards or more this season. His 50-yarder was the fifth-longest game-winning kick in team history. Paul Edinger holds the record with a 56-yarder against Green Bay in 2005. Longwell is also second on the list with a 55-yarder against Chicago last year.

  • Bobby Wade had a career-high 98 yards receiving.

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