Record-seekers vs. Texans
VIKINGS GAME NOTES at HOUSTON
The last time the Vikings started the preseason 3-0 was in 2001. On week three, the Vikings over the past 49 seasons are 33-16 overall, which is their best week.
Adrian Peterson's 117 yards rushing against the Texans is the third highest total in team preseason history. He becomes only the sixth player to reach 100 yards in a preseason game, and the first since 1991. Tommy Mason (9/2/62) and Tom Wilson (8/17/63) are the only Vikings with more rushing yards in a Vikings preseason game.
Peterson's 10.6-yard rushing average ranks second best in preseason with a minimum of 10 attempts. Tommy Mason averaged 11.2 yards per carry in the 1962 preseason. No other Viking is higher than 10 yards per carry.
Peterson's 75-yard touchdown run was the longest in team history in a preseason game. Peterson is the only player to have two runs in the top-10 longest in the franchise's preseason history. His 43-yarder against the Jets on Aug. 17, 2007, is ninth on the list.
The Vikings' first three preseason games have produced no turnovers. That is a team record for most games in a preseason, breaking the record of two set in 2006, 1992 and 1969.
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