Record-seekers vs. Panthers
GAME NOTES vs. PANTHERS
The last time the Vikings won back-to-back division titles was 1977-78. The franchise record is six straight from 1973-78.
Adrian Peterson's 35 rushing yards move him past Dave Osborn's 4,320 and into fifth place in team history. Peterson now has 4,336 career rushing yards.
Peterson moves into seventh place in NFL all-time rushing after a player's first three seasons. Peterson has 4,336 to move past Ottis Anderson (1979-81). He still has Terrell Davis, Clinton Portis, LaDainian Tomlinson, Jamal Lewis, Earl Campbell and Eric Dickerson ahead of him.
Peterson moves into a sixth-place tie among NFL all-time rushing touchdown leaders after a player's first three seasons. He has 37, tying him with Tomlinson. Still ahead of him are Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, Dickerson and record-holder Campbell at 45.
Peterson moves into second place for most rushing touchdowns in two consecutive seasons. He has 25 in 2008 and 2009, trailing Chuck Foreman (1975-76) by only one.
Peterson's 12 rushing attempts move him into fourth place for most attempts in a season with 281. He trails Robert Smith (295 in 2000), Chester Taylor (303 in 2006) and Peterson's own 2008 season mark of 363.
Peterson ties a team record for most games with a rushing touchdown in a season. He now has 10 such games, tying Terry Allen from 1992.
Peterson's 63-yard pass reception was his career longest. It also is the longest vs. the Panthers in series history.
Percy Harvin becomes only the ninth player in team history to reach 1,000 kick-return yards in a season. Harvin joins Buster Rhymes as the only two rookies to make this list. Harvin has 1,017. Rhymes holds the record with 1,345 in 1985.
Jared Allen moves into the Vikings top 10 for most sacks in a season. He has 13.5 this year and joins Chris Doleman, Carl Eller and John Randle as the only players to have two seasons in the top 10. The team single-season record is 21 sacks by Chris Doleman in 1989.
Sidney Rice's four receptions give him a season total of 71. The last time a Vikings WR caught 70 passes or more in a season was Randy Moss in 2004 (111).
Rice's 69 receiving yards give him a season total of 1,144, ranking 17th in team history.
Ray Edwards becomes the first Vikings player to block a PAT since Fernando Smith vs. San Francisco in 1995.
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