Game Notes from Vikings v. Arizona 22 Oct 12

• Adrian Peterson tied a team record for most 100 yard games rushing in a career with 29.
1t) 29 Adrian Peterson (79 games)
1t) 29 Robert Smith (98 games)

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most career rushing yards in the month of October.
1) 2,207 Adrian Peterson
2) 2,083 Chuck Foreman

• Brian Robison tied a team record for most sacks vs. Arizona in the series. His three (3) sacks is a career high. He also
moved into the Top 20 all-time sack list surpassing Matt Blair’s 23 with his career total of 25.5.
1t) 3.0 Brian Robison, 10/21/12
1t) 3.0 Kevin Williams, 12/28/03
1t) 3.0 Chris Doleman, 10/13/91

• Harrison Smith set a new team record for longest interception return vs. Arizona in the series.
1) 31 Harrison Smith, 10/21/12
2) 23 Jamarca Sanford, 10/9/11
3) 18 Robert Griffith, 12/1/96

• Harrison Smith’s interception return for a touchdown is the tenth (10th) longest in team history by a rookie. He becomes the
first rookie to score a TD since Mike Nattiel in 2003.
1) 81t Dewayne Washington @ Chicago, 9/18/94
2) 80t Mike Nattiel vs. Seattle, 12/7/03
3) 63 Tim Newton @ Buffalo, 9/25/85
4) 54t Dewayne Washington vs. Chicago, 12/1/94
5) 41t Orlando Thomas @ Pittsburgh, 9/24/95
6) 40 Darrell Fullington vs. New England, 9/11/88
7) 37t Brad Edwards @ Tampa Bay, 10/23/88
8.) 34 Rip Hawkins @ Dallas, 9/24/61
9) 32t George Rose vs. Los Angeles, 11/29/64
10) 31t Harrison Smith vs. Arizona, 10/21/12

• The Vikings are now 9-4 against the Cardinals at home; Minnesota has won the last eight (8) games against Arizona at
home. The last time the Cardinals won in Minnesota was 1977.

• In the 52 year series with the Cardinals, the Vikings have only had five 100+ yard game rushers. Adrian Peterson has three
of the five games
1) 165 Adrian Peterson, 12/14/08
2) 153 Adrian Peterson, 10/21/12
3) 136 Chester Taylor, 11/26/06
4) 122 Adrian Peterson, 10/9/11
5) 117 Robert Smith, 11/12/00

• Adrian Peterson moved into fourth place in team history for most combined net yards in a career.
1) 12,410 Cris Carter
2) 10,365 Darrin Nelson
3) 9,496 Randy Moss
4) 9,276 Adrian Peterson
5) 9,237 Bill Brown

• Adrian Peterson has now scored a touchdown in 47 career games which ranks tied for fourth in team history.
1) 79 Cris Carter
2) 62 Randy Moss
3) 58 Bill Brown
4t) 47 Adrian Peterson
4t) 47 Chuck Foreman
4t) 47 Anthony Carter
• Adrian Peterson moved into second place for most career rushing attempts in team history.
1) 1,627 Bill Brown
2) 1,542 Adrian Peterson
3) 1,529 Chuck Foreman

• Adrian Peterson moved into 15th place in NFL history for most rushing yards in first six seasons.

1) 9,915 Eric Dickerson, 1983-88
2) 9,176 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-06
3) 8,956 Emmitt Smith, 1990-95
4) 8,672 Barry Sanders, 1989-94
5) 8,386 Walter Payton, 1975-80
6) 8,296 Earl Campbell, 1978-83
7) 7,817 Shaun Alexander, 2000-05
8.) 7,813 Eddie George, 1996-01
9) 7,801 Jamal Lewis, 2000-06
10) 7,754 Curtis Martin, 1995-00
11) 7,720 Edgerrin James, 1999-04
12) 7,715 Clinton Portis, 2002-07
13) 7,631 Thurman Thomas, 1988-93
14) 7,520 Corey Dillon, 1997-02
15) 7,454 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most career rushing yards in the month of October.
1) 2,054 Adrian Peterson wk6
2) 2,083 Chuck Foreman
• Percy Harvin moved into second place for most receptions in first four seasons.
1) 308 Randy Moss, 1998-01
2) 271 Percy Harvin, 2009-12
3) 267 Rickey Young, 1978-81

• Jared Allen has now has a sack in (five) 5 consecutive games.