Vikings beat Bears 21-14, Game Notes 10 Dec 12

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most yards from scrimmage through 13 games in any season.
1) 1,811 Adrian Peterson, 2012
2) 1,720 Robert Smith, 2000
3) 1,637 Ted Brown, 1981
4) 1,636 Chuck Foreman, 1976
5) 1,591 Chuck Foreman, 1975

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most career rushing attempts in December.
1) 363 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
2) 349 Bill Brown, 1962-74
3) 329 Dave Osborn, 1965-75

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most career rushing yards vs. the Bears.
1) 1,085 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
2) 937 Chuck Foreman, 1973-79
3) 891 Robert Smith, 1993-00

• Adrian Peterson set a team single-game record for most rushing attempts vs. the Bears.
1) 31 Adrian Peterson, 12/9/12
2t) 29 Michael Bennett, 10/27/02
2t) 29 Dave Osborn, 12/5/70

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most yards rushing in the first quarter.
1) 104 Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay, 12/9/12
2) 96 Adrian Peterson @ Seattle, 11/4/12

• Harrison Smith intercepted his 3rd career pass. Last rookie to have 3 in a season was Orlando Thomas with nine (9) in
1995.

• Harrison Smith‘s interception return was the 4th longest by a rookie in a game.
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) 56t Harrison Smith vs. Chicago, 12/9/12
5) 54t Dewayne Washington vs. Chicago, 12/1/94
6) 44 Josh Robinson vs. Chicago, 12/9/12

• Harrison Smith’s tied a team record for most interceptions returned for touchdown in a season by a rookie.
1t) 2 Dewayne Washington, 1994
1t) 2 Harrison Smith, 2012

• Adrian Peterson moved into 6th place in NFL history for most rushing yards gained on TD runs in a career.
1) 1,942 Barry Sanders, 1989-98 (99)
2) 1,411 Jim Brown, 1957-65 (106)
3) 1,382 Emmitt Smith, 1990-04 (164)
4) 1,343 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-11 (145)
5) 1,207 O.J. Simpson, 1969-79 (61)
6t) 1,174 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12 (74)
6t) 1,174 Tony Dorsett, 1977-88 (77)
8) 1,121 Chris Johnson, 2008-12 (42)

• Marcus Sherels set a team record for most fair catches in a game. Both times have been vs. Chicago.
1t) 5 Marcus Sherels vs. Chicago, 12/9/12
1t) 5 Marcus Sherels vs. Chicago, 1/1/12
1t) 5 Greg Camarillo @ N.Y. Jets, 10/11/10
1t) 5 Anthony Carter vs. Tampa Bay, 9/30/90
1t) 5 Billy Butler vs. Baltimore, 11/17/63

• Adrian Peterson tied a team record for most 100+ combined net yard games in a season.
1t) 11 Robert Smith, 2000
1t) 11 Herschel Walker, 1990
1t) 11 Chuck Foreman, 1975
1t) 11 Adrian Peterson, 2008
1t) 11 Adrian Peterson, 2012
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• Adrian Peterson’s season total ranks 2nd best for most rushing yards.
1) 1,760 Adrian Peterson, 2008
2) 1,600 Adrian Peterson, 2012
3) 1,521 Robert Smith, 2000
4) 1,383 Adrian Peterson, 2009
5) 1,341 Adrian Peterson, 2007

• Adrian Peterson’s 51 yard run was had his 16th career run of 50+ yards which ranks second in NFL history.
1) 24 Barry Sanders, 1989-98
2) 16 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
3t) 13 Warrick Dunn, 1997-08
3t) 13 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-11
3t) 13 Fred Taylor, 1998-10
6t) 12 Robert Smith, 1993-00
6t) 12 Jim Brown, 1957-65
8t) 11 Tiki Barber, 1997-06
8t) 11 Chris Johnson, 2008-12
10t) 10 Walter Payton, 1975-87
10t) 10 Tony Dorsett, 1977-88
10t) 10 Frank Gore, 2005-12
10t) 10 Corey Dillon, 1997-06

• Adrian Peterson’s 51 yard run was his 5th run of 50+ yards this season, which ranks third in NFL history.
1) 7 Barry Sanders, Detroit, 1997
2) 6 Barry Sanders, Detroit, 1994
3t) 5 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, 2012
3t) 5 LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego, 2006
3t) 5 Jim Brown, Cleveland, 1963
3t) 5 Chris Johnson, Tennessee, 2009

• Adrian Peterson moved into 3rd place for total touchdowns in a career.
1) 110 Cris Carter
2) 93 Randy Moss
3) 77 Adrian Peterson
4) 76 Bill Brown
5) 75 Chuck Foreman

• Adrian Peterson moved into 6th place for most rushing yards in first six NFL 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) 8,352 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
7) 8,296 Earl Campbell, 1978-83

• Christian Ponder moved into 4th 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) 4,249 Christian Ponder, 2011-12
5) 4,205 Randall Cunningham, 1997-98

• Antoine Winfield becomes only the 12th cornerback in NFL history to start 170 games.

• The Vikings started five rookies in a game which is a team record for a regular season game. The Vikings started 9 rookies
in a strike game in 1987 vs. Green Bay.
1) 5 Harrison Smith S, Josh Robinson CB, Matt Kalil T, Jarius Wright WR, Rhett Ellison FB vs. Chicago, 12/9/12
2t) 4 Christian Ballard DT, Christian Ponder QB, Mistral Raymond S, Kyle Rudolph TE @ Detroit, 12/11/11
2t) 4 Chris Doleman DE, Issiac Holt CB, Kirk Lowdermilk C, Tim Newton DT @ Atlanta, 12/15/85
2t) 4 Lee Calland CB, Paul Flatley WR, Terry Kosens S, Ray Poage WR @ San Francisco, 9/15/63
2t) 4 Jim Christopherson LB, Chuck Lamson S, Steve Stonebreaker LB, Mick Tingelhoff C @ Green Bay, 9/16/62