Record-seekers vs. Ravens

Adrian Peterson, Brett Favre and several other Vikings were on the move up the team's charts.


  • Adrian Peterson's 100-yard game rushing moves him into second place in team history with 18 100-yard games. Robert Smith holds the franchise record with 29 100-yard games.

  • Peterson's 100-yard rushing game moves him into a tie for ninth for most 100-yard games in a player's first three seasons. Earl Campbell had 28 from 1978-80 and Eric Dickerson had 26 from 1983-85. Edgerrin James (24), Clinton Portis (23) and Terrell Davis (20) are also ahead of Peterson, who is tied with Ottis Anderson, Walter Payton, Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith and Eddie George.

  • Peterson became only the ninth player in NFL history to average 100-plus yards per game in his first 30 career starts. He becomes only the fourth to reach 3,300 yards, and his total is third most. Peterson is averaging 110.9 yards per game, third best in league history in a player's first three seasons. Eric Dickerson holds the mark with a 120-yard average and 3,600 yards in his first three seasons, and Larry Johnson averaged 117.1 yards per game and had 3,514 yards in his first three years in the league. Peterson has 3,328 yards rushing in his career.

  • Peterson becomes the second Vikings player (joining Robert Smith) to gain 600 rushing yards after the first six games of any season. He has 670 this year, besting Robert Smith's mark of 657 yards six games into the 2000 season.

  • Peterson had his ninth career run of 50 yards or more. Only Robert Smith, with nine, has more in Vikings history.

  • Peterson recorded the two longest runs in the Ravens series history. He had runs of 58 and 26 yards. His143 rushing yards is the most in the Ravens series history.

  • Sidney Rice earned the first 100-yard game receiving in his career. His 176 yards is a career high, ranks ninth most in team history for single game and is the most in Ravens series history.

  • Visanthe Shiancoe's two touchdowns tie him for fourth place for career touchdowns by a Vikings tight end. Steve Jordon holds the record with 28. Shiancoe has 13, Joe Senser has 16 and Stu Voigt has 17.

  • Jared Allen's QB sack moved him into second place for most sacks in the first two seasons on Vikings. Kevin Williams had 22.5 in 2003 and 2004, and Allen now has 22 in between last year and this year.

  • Brett Favre's 58- and 63-yard passes to Sidney Rice are the two longest in the Ravens series history.

  • Favre now has 11 consecutive games in the Metrodome with at least two touchdown passes, tied for the third-longest streak in league history. Favre is also tied for first in that category with 12 consecutive games at Lambeau Field from 1994-96. Kurt Warner also had 12 from 1999-2000 at the Edward Jones Dome.

  • Favre set a team record for most passing touchdowns (three) in the Ravens series history.

  • Favre becomes only the fourth quarterback in team history with three consecutive games with a quarterback rating of 100-plus and the first since 2004. Daunte Culpepper holds the record with four consecutive games with a 100 rating in 2004.

  • Favre becomes only the fourth player in team history to reach 10 TD passes in his first year on the team. Jeff George had 23 in 1999 and Warren Moon (1994) and Fran Tarkenton (1961) had 18 apiece.

  • Favre set an NFL record for most career passing attempts in the month of October. He has 2,101 attempts in Octobers since 1991, passing Fran Tarkenton and Dan Marino.

  • Favre becomes only the second player in NFL history to reach 15,000 career passing yards in the month of October, joining Fran Tarkenton with 15,756 yards in Octobers from 1961-78. Favre has 15,089.

  • Favre becomes only the third player in NFL history to reach 100 career passing touchdowns in the month of October. Tarkenton and Johnny Unitas have 106. Favre has 100.

  • Kevin Williams played and started in his 100th career game.

  • Antoine Winfield played in his 150th career game, his 78th as a Viking.

  • This is the sixth 6-0 start in team history, and first since 2003. The Vikings have been 7-0 two times (1998 and 2000), 9-0 once (in 1973) and 10-0 once (1975).

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