Record-seekers vs. Browns

It's no surprise that Adrian Peterson set a number of franchise records with his performance in Sunday's opener, but he was joined by a few of his teammates setting or tying team marks and even one NFL record.


  • Adrian Peterson's 180 yards rushing moves him into seventh place all-time for career rushing yards, surpassing Michael Bennett (3,174) and Tommy Mason (3,252). Still ahead of Peterson are Robert Smith (6,818), Chuck Foreman (5,879), Bill Brown (5,757), Ted Brown (4,546), Dave Osborn (4,320) and Darrin Nelson (4,231).

  • Peterson's 25 rushing attempts are the second-most in team history on opening day. Chester Taylor set the record with 31 on Sept. 11, 2006.

  • Peterson's 180 yards rushing is a team record on opening day, breaking Robert Smith's mark of 169 on Aug. 31, 1997.

  • Peterson's three rushing touchdowns tied a team record on opening day, previously set by Daunte Culpepper on Sept. 3, 2000.

  • Peterson's 64-yard touchdown run was the third-longest on opening day. Smith has the record with a 78-yarder in 1997.

  • Peterson's 198 combined net yards is second-most on opening day, bested only by Herschel Walker's 200 yards on Sept. 9, 1990.

  • Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards in the Browns series. Bill Brown previously had the record with 138 on Oct. 31, 1965.

  • Peterson set a team record for most rushing touchdowns in the Browns series with three. Ted Brown had the previous mark with two.

  • Peterson set a team record for the longest run in the Browns series with his 64-yard run.

  • Peterson's 17th 100-yard game rushing ties him with Chuck Foreman for second-most in franchise history. Robert Smith holds the record with 29 100-yard games rushing.

  • Peterson's three rushing touchdowns moves him into ninth place all-time with 25. Chuck Foreman and Bill Brown are tied for the franchise record with 52.

  • Brett Favre tied Jim Marshall for most consecutive games started in a NFL career at 270.

  • Darius Reynaud's 36-yard punt return is a team record on opening day, besting Leonard Willis' 29-yarder from Sept. 12, 1976.

  • Reynaud's 54 punt return yards ranks second-most in the Browns series. Anthony Parker holds the record with 59 on Nov. 22, 1992.

  • Percy Harvin set a team record for most kickoff return yards in the Browns series with 99. Rufus Bess held the previous record with 84 on Oct. 26, 1986.

  • Harvin set a team record for longest kickoff return in the Browns series with his 41-yarder. Koren Robinson held the previous mark with a 40-yarder in 2005.

  • Harvin becomes only the sixth Vikings rookie to score in his first NFL game, joining Randy Moss (who scored twice in the 1998 opener), Chuck Foreman (1973), Sammy White (1976), James Brim (1987) and Peterson (2007).

  • Bryant McKinnie becomes only the seventh Vikings offensive tackle to play in 100 games, joining Tim Irwin (181), Ron Yary (180), Grady Alderman (178), Steve Riley (128), Todd Steussie (111) and Gary Zimmerman (108).

  • Phil Loadholt becomes only the fifth Vikings rookie offensive tackle to start the season opener. He is only the second right tackle and the first since 1966 (Doug Davis). Also on the list are Steussie (1994), Everett Lindsay (1993) and Gary Zimmerman (1986).

  • Ryan Longwell's 10 points move him past Ted Brown's 318 and Anthony Carter's 324 and into ninth place all-time for the Vikings. Fred Cox holds the team record with 1,365 points.

  • The Vikings' overall record is now 11-3 vs. the Browns. Their win percentage of .786 is the highest against any opponent.

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