Game Notes, Vikings defeat Lions 34-24 12 Nov 12

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for career 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
1) 5 Adrian Peterson (‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ’10, ‘12)
2) 4 Robert Smith (‘97, ‘98, ‘99, ‘00)

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most yards rushing in a career vs. Detroit.
1) 1,165 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
2) 1,088 Robert Smith vs. Detroit, 1993-00

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most yards rushing in a season vs. Detroit.
1) 273 Adrian Peterson, 2012
2) 249 Robert Smith, 2000
3) 225 Adrian Peterson, 2009
4) 216 Adrian Peterson, 2008

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most yards rushing in a game vs. Detroit.
1) 171 Adrian Peterson, 11/11/12
2) 160 Adrian Peterson, 9/26/10
3) 156 Chuck Foreman, 12/18/77

Adrian Peterson set a team record for most opponents with 1,000 rushing yards against.
1) 2 Adrian Peterson, 1,165 vs. Detroit and 1,033 vs. Green Bay
2) 1 Robert Smith, 1,088 vs. Detroit

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards in a season’s first 10 games.
1) 1,128 Adrian Peterson, 2012
2) 1,100 Adrian Peterson, 2008
3) 1,081 Adrian Peterson, 2007 ®
4) 1,025 Robert Smith, 2000
5) 999 Adrian Peterson, 2009

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards in 3 consecutive games.
1) 476 Adrian Peterson, 10/25/12 – 11/11/12
2) 452 Adrian Peterson, 10/19/08 – 11/9/08

• Blair Walsh set a team record for most kickoff touchbacks in a season.
1) 41 Blair Walsh, 2012
2) 40 Mitch Berger, 1998

• Kevin Williams became only the third defensive tackle in team history to start 150 games.
1) 157 Alan Page, 1967-78
2t) 150 John Randle, 1990-00
2t) 150 Kevin Williams, 2003-12

• Blair Walsh moved into second place for most points in a season by a rookie.
1) 106 Randy Moss, 1998
2) 90 Blair Walsh, 2012
3) 78 Adrian Peterson, 2007

• Adrian Peterson tied for third place for fewest games to reach 1,000 rushing yards in a season.
1) 8 Adrian Peterson, 2007
2) 9 Adrian Peterson, 2008
3t) 10 Adrian Peterson, 2012
3t) 10 Robert Smith, 2000

• Adrian Peterson had his fourth consecutive 100-yard game rushing, which ties his personal best.
1) 5 Robert Smith, 11/6/00 – 11/30/00
2t) 4 Adrian Peterson, 10/21/12 – 11/11/12
2t) 4 Michael Bennett, 10/27/02 – 11/24/02
2t) 4 Adrian Peterson, 10/12/08 – 11/9/08

• Adrian Peterson moved into 2nd place all-time for most career combined scrimmage yards surpassing Randy Moss 9,301.
1) 12,407 Cris Carter
2) 9,344 Adrian Peterson

• Adrian Peterson has now scored a touchdown in 50 career games which ranks fourth most.
1) 79 Cris Carter
2) 62 Randy Moss
3) 58 Bill Brown
4) 50 Adrian Peterson

• Adrian Peterson moved into 5th place for most rushing touchdowns in first 6 NFL seasons.
1) 100 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-06
2) 96 Emmitt Smith, 1990-95
3) 89 Shaun Alexander, 2000-05
4) 75 Eric Dickerson, 1983-88
5) 71 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
6) 70 Jim Brown, 1957-62

• Adrian Peterson moved into 7th 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) 7,880 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
8) 7,817 Shaun Alexander, 2000-05

• Kevin Williams moved into eighth place in team history for all-time sack list.
1) 130.0 Carl Eller
2) 127.0 Jim Marshall
3) 114.0 John Randle
4) 108.5 Alan Page
5) 96.5 Chris Doleman
6) 69.0 Jared Allen
7) 60.5 Doug Martin
8) 56.5 Kevin Williams

• Kyle Rudolph’s touchdown receiving moved him into 5th place among TE’s in a season.
1) 11 Visanthe Shiancoe, 2009
2) 8 Joe Senser, 1981
3t) 7 Visanthe Shiancoe, 2008
3t) 7 Joe Senser, 1980
5t) 6 Kyle Rudolph, 2012
5t) 6 Steve Jordan, 1986

• Jarius Wright’s first reception was the second longest in team history for a Vikings player in first game played.
1) 60t Adrian Peterson vs. Tampa Bay, 9/9/07 ®
2) 54 Jarius Wright vs. Detroit, 11/11/12 ®
3) 47t Sammy White vs. New Orleans, 9/12/76 ®

• Jarius Wright’s receiving yards is the 4th most by a Vikings rookie in first game played.
1) 95 Randy Moss, 1998 (week 1)
2) 72 Paul Flatley, 1963 (week 1)
3) 71 Sammy White, 1976 (week 1)
4) 65 Jarius Wright, 2012 (week 10)

• Jarius Wright becomes only the 8th rookie to have a receiving touchdown in first game played.
1) 2 Randy Moss, 1998 (48t, 31t)
2t) 1 Jarius Wright, 2012 (3t)
2t) 1 Percy Harvin, 2009 (6t)

2t) 1 Adrian Peterson, 2007 (60t)
2t) 1 D.J. Dozier (2t)
2t) 1 Sammy White, 1976 (47t)
2t) 1 Chuck Foreman, 1973 (9t)
2t) 1 John Beasley, 1967 (4t)

• This is the Vikings first sweep vs. the Lions since 2009. The Vikings have swept the Lions 23 times in 52 seasons, the most
vs. any opponent. The Lions have only swept the Vikings 5 times.