Record-seekers vs. Bengals

Adrian Peterson broke one Vikings record and continued to move up the charts in several others. Brett Favre also reached an NFL milestone while the rookies also made an impact.

GAME NOTES vs. BENGALS

  • Adrian Peterson broke a 17-year-old team record for most rushing touchdowns in a season. He now has 14, breaking a tie with Terry Allen (1992) and Chuck Foreman (1975 and '76).

  • Safety Jamarca Sanford and LB Jasper Brinkley become the first defensive rookies at their positions to start the same game since safety Willie Offord and LB Nick Rogers on Nov. 2, 2002 against the N.Y. Giants.

  • All five draft choices from the class of 2009 have now started at least one game – Phil Loadholt (12), Percy Harvin (5), Asher Allen (1), Jamarca Sanford (1), and Jasper Brinkley (1).

  • The Vikings' 11-2 record after 13 games is tied for the third-most in team history. They were 12-1 in 1969 and 1998.

  • Peterson's 97 rushing yards move him into fifth place in team history for a career. He has 4,301 yards, trailing Ted Brown, Bill Brown, Chuck Foreman and franchise leader Robert Smith (6,818).

  • Peterson moves into ninth place among NFL all-time rushing leaders after the first three seasons. He needs only 113 yards in the final three games to move into the top five.

  • Peterson moves into seventh place for rushing touchdowns in the first three seasons of an NFL career. He now has 36. Earl Campbell holds the record with 45 touchdowns in his first three seasons.

  • Peterson's rushing total after the first 13 games of a season ranks tied for third-best in team history. He has 1,200 yards, trailing his 2008 pace of 1,416 yards and Robert Smith's 2000 pace of 1,391 yards. Peterson also had 1,200 yards after 13 games in 2007.

  • Steve Hutchinson started his 61st consecutive game, which moves him into fifth place among guards in team history. Randall McDaniel holds the mark among guards with 170 consecutive starts.

  • Brett Favre moves into fifth place in franchise history for the most touchdown passes thrown in a season. He has 27 while Daunte Culpepper (2004) holds the record with 39.

  • Favre becomes the first player in NFL history to reach 6,000 completions in a career. He has 6,015, with the next closest Dan Marino at 4,967.

  • Visanthe Shiancoe's 19 receiving yards give him a Vikings total 1,417. He becomes the sixth player to reach 1,400 yards by a tight end in a career. Steve Jordan holds the positional record with 6,307 yards in his 13-year career.


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