Game Notes from Vikings v. Niners 24 Sep 12

• Blair Walsh set a team record with his third consecutive game with a 50+ yard FG.

1) 3 Blair Walsh, 9/9/12 – 9/23/12 (55, 51, 52)

2) 2 Fuad Reveiz, 9/6/92 – 9/13/92 (50, 52)

• Blair Walsh tied a team record for longest FG vs. the 49ers in the series.

1t) 52 Ryan Longwell, 9/27/09

1t) 52 Blair Walsh, 9/23/12

 

• Kyle Rudolph tied a team record for most touchdowns in a game by a tight end.

1t) 2 Kyle Rudolph vs. San Francisco, 9/23/12

1t) 2 Visanthe Shiancoe vs. Baltimore, 10/18/09

1t) 2 Visanthe Shiancoe vs. Atlanta, 12/21/08

1t) 2 Jermaine Wiggins @ New Orleans 10/17/04

1t) 2 Jim Kleinsasser vs. Chicago, 9/14/03

1t) 2 Andrew Glover vs. Jacksonville, 12/20/98

1t) 2 Steve Jordan vs. New Orleans, 12/21/86

1t) 2 Steve Jordan vs. Green Bay, 9/28/86

1t) 2 Bob Bruer @ Buffalo, 9/16/82

1t) 2 Joe Senser @ Houston, 12/21/80

1t) 2 Stu Voigt vs. Chicago, 10/5/75

1t) 2 Hal Bedsole vs. Chicago, 9/20/64

 

• Christian Ponder rushed for his first career touchdown. This was the fifth longest scoring run by a quarterback.

1) 65t Joe Webb @ Detroit, 12/11/11

2) 52t Fran Tarkenton @ Los Angeles, 11/5/61

3) 33t Daunte Culpepper vs. Detroit, 10/14/01

4) 27t Daunte Culpepper vs. Tampa Bay, 10/9/00

5) 23t Christian Ponder vs. San Francisco, 9/23/12

 

• Percy Harvin set a team record for most combined net yards after three games.

1) 559 Percy Harvin, 2012

2) 514 Percy Harvin, 2009

3) 477 Adrian Peterson, 2010

4) 475 Onterrio Smith, 2004

5) 453 Adrian Peterson, 2007

6) 413 Adrian Peterson, 2009

 

• Percy Harvin set a team record for most receptions after three games. He becomes only the fifth player to catch 20+ passes

in a season’s first three games.

1) 27 Percy Harvin, 2012

2) 23 Cris Carter, 1997

3) 22 Ted Brown, 1981

4t) 21 Rickey Young, 1978

4t) 21 Randy Moss, 2002

 

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most rushing attempts in first six seasons.

1) 1,464 Adrian Peterson

2) 1,446 Chuck Foreman

 

• Letroy Guion blocked his second career FG. This was the first Vikings blocked kick since Oakland last season. Guion is only

the fourth defensive tackle in team history to have two career blocked FG’s.

1) 8 Alan Page

2) 3 Jim Prestel

3t) 2 Kevin Willliams

3t) 2 Letroy Guion

 

• Jared Allen moved in fourth place in NFL all-time history for most sacks in first nine seasons.

1) 137.0 Reggie White, 1985-93

2) 107.5 Derrick Thomas, 1989-97

3t) 106.0 Bruce Smith, 1985-93

3t) 106.0 Jared Allen, 2004-12

5) 105.5 Leslie O’Neal, 1986-95

 

• The Vikings won their 5th straight home win against the 49ers.

 

• Josh Robinson intercepted his first career pass.

 

• Chad Greenway’s two sacks move him into seventh place for most career sacks by a linebacker. The last time a Vikings

linebacker had two sacks was Ed McDaniel vs. San Francisco, 10/24/99.

1) 23.0 Matt Blair, 1974-85

2) 20.5 Ed McDaniel, 1992-01

3) 16.5 Fred McNeill, 1974-85

4) 15.5 E.J. Henderson, 2003-11

5) 12.0 Ben Leber, 2006-10

6) 11.0 Roy Winston, 1962-76

7) 10.5 Chad Greenway, 2007-12

8t) 10.0 Mike Merriweather, 1989-92

8t) 10.0 Dwayne Rudd, 1997-00

 

• Percy Harvin moves into fourth place all-time in career kickoff returns surpassing Eddie Payton’s 104.

1) 159 Darrin Nelson

2) 147 Qadry Ismail

3) 145 David Palmer

4) 106 Percy Harvin

5) 104 Eddie Payton

 

• Percy Harvin moves into fourth place for most receptions in first four seasons.

1) 308 Randy Moss, 1998-01

2) 267 Rickey Young, 1978-81

3) 250 Ahmad Rashad, 1976-79

4) 245 Percy Harvin, 2009-12

5) 238 Cris Carter, 1990-93

 

• Christian Ponder moved into seventh place for most passing completions in first two seasons.

1) 748 Warren Moon, 1994-95

2) 580 Brett Favre, 2009-10

3) 320 Fran Tarkenton, 1961-62

4) 303 Randall Cunningham, 1997-98

5) 297 Daunte Culpepper, 1999-00

6) 231 Joe Kapp, 1967-68

7) 226 Christian Ponder, 2011-12

8) 218 Tarvaris Jackson, 2006-07

 

• Christian Ponder moved into seventh place for most passing yards in first two seasons.

1) 8,492 Warren Moon, 1994-95

2) 6,711 Brett Favre, 2009-10

3) 4,592 Fran Tarkenton, 1961-62

4) 4,205 Randall Cunningham, 1997-98

5) 3,937 Daunte Culpepper, 1999-00

6) 3,081 Joe Kapp, 1967-68

7) 2,566 Christian Ponder, 2011-12

8) 2,386 Tarvaris Jackson, 2006-07

 

• The Vikings are 8-3-1 all-time against the 49ers in the month of September.

 

• Percy Harvin’s 9 receptions rank second most in the series vs. 49ers.

1) 12 Cris Carter, 12/18/95

2) 9 Percy Harvin, 9/23/12

3) 8 Randy Moss, 9/28/03

 

Figures courtesy MN Vikings