Record-seekers vs. Bears

Adrian Peterson's overtime fumble helped the Bears beat the Vikings, but Peterson is setting records this season, joining a list of teammates that are entering their names in the record books this season.


  • This marks the first time in team history that the Vikings have six players with 40 receptions or more in a season. Sidney Rice has 77, Bernard Berrian 53, Percy Harvin 53, Visanthe Shiancoe 49, Adrian Peterson 42 and Chester Taylor 42.

  • Adrian Peterson becomes the third player in NFL history to start his career with three consecutive seasons of 1,300 rushing yards and 10 or more rushing touchdowns. He tied Barry Sanders and trails Earl Campbell's record by only one season.

  • Peterson's 94 rushing yards move him past Dave Osborn's 4,320 and into fifth place in team history. Peterson now has 4,430 career rushing yards.
  • Peterson moves into fifth place among NFL all-time rushing yardage leaders after a player's first three seasons. He trails only Eric Dickerson (5,147), Earl Campbell (5,081), Jamal Lewis (4,757) and LaDainian Tomlinson (4,564).

  • Peterson's two rushing touchdowns give him a career total of 10 in the month of December, which ties Leroy Hoard's team record.

  • Peterson sets a team record with 27 rushing touchdowns in two consecutive seasons, besting Chuck Foreman's 1975-76 mark by one touchdown.

  • Peterson's 24 rushing attempts move him into second place for most in a Vikings season. He has 305 attempts this year, trailing his mark of 363 last year.

  • Peterson's 94 rushing yards move him into fourth place for most in a Vikings season. Peterson now owns three of the top five rushing performances in team history. He holds the franchise mark with 1,760 in 2008, is third with his 2007 total of 1,341 and fourth with 1,329 this year.

  • Peterson set a team record for most games with a rushing touchdown in a season. He's had one in 11 games this year.

  • Peterson and Chester Taylor's 123 combined rushing yards move them into fourth place for a season by a running back tandem. They have 1,655 combined yards rushing this season. They also hold the team mark with 2,159 combined rushing yards last year.

  • Percy Harvin's 139 kick return yards move him into fifth place for most in a season with 1,156. Buster Rhymes holds the franchise record with 1,345 in 1985.

  • Harvin's four receptions move him into second place for most rookie receptions in a season. He has 53, trailing Randy Moss' team record of 69 in 1998.

  • Brett Favre becomes the second player in NFL history to reach 60 career games with 300 yards passing. Dan Marino holds the NFL record with 63 games of 300 yards or more passing.

  • Favre set a team record for most games in a season without an interception thrown with 20 attempts minimum. Favre has nine games without an interception this year, breaking the tie between him, Warren Moon (1995) and Daunte Culpepper (2004).

  • Favre set a team record for most games in a season with a passer rating of 100 or more with 20 attempts minimum. He has nine games like that this season, breaking the tie he held with Randall Cunningham (1998) and Culpepper (2000 and 2004).

  • Bernard Berrian's 58 receiving yards move him into fourth place for most in a player's first two seasons with the Vikings. He becomes only the fifth player in team history to reach 1,500 yards after two seasons. He has 1,532 over the last two seasons. Moss (1998-99) holds the team mark with 2,762 yards in his first two seasons.

  • Visanthe Shiancoe becomes only the fifth player in team history to reach 10 receiving touchdowns in a season. He joins Cris Carter, Randy Moss, Jerry Reichow and Sammy White.

  • Shiancoe moves into a ninth-place tie for most touchdowns in a season by a tight end in NFL history. Shiancoe has 10. The NFL record is 13 by Antonio Gates in 2004.

  • Taylor and Peterson move into ninth place for most receiving yards by a running back tandem in a season. They have 807 receiving yards this season. The last time a tandem hit 800 combined yards was 26 years ago in 1983. The team record is 1,153 by Chuck Foreman and Ed Marinaro in 1975.

  • With Peterson getting 12 points Monday night, he becomes the second Vikings player to reach 100 points this season, which ties a team record for most players with 100 points in a season. Peterson now has 102 points and Ryan Longwell has 119. That's only been done three other times in team history, 2003 being the last time (Aaron Elling and Randy Moss).

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