Vikings beat Packers to get into Playoffs, Game Notes 31 Dec 12

• Adrian Peterson becomes the 7th player in NFL to reach 2,000 yards rushing in a season.
1) 2,105 Eric Dickerson, L.A. Rams, 1984
2) 2,097 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, 2012
3) 2,066 Jamal Lewis, Baltimore, 2003
4) 2,053 Barry Sanders, Detroit, 1997
5) 2,008 Terrell Davis, Denver, 1998
6) 2,006 Chris Johnson, Tennessee, 2009
7) 2,003 O.J. Simpson, Buffalo, 1973

• Adrian Peterson set a NFL record for most rushing yards in December.
1) 861 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, 2012
2) 672 Clinton Portis, Denver, 2002
3) 669 LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego, 2006

• Adrian Peterson set a NFL record for most rushing yards in any month.
1) 861 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, 2012
2) 800 Chris Johnson, Tennessee, 2009
3) 701 Barry Sanders, Detroit, November, 1997
4) 683 Walter Payton, Chicago, November, 1977
5) 680 Eric Dickerson, L.A. Rams, October, 1984

• Adrian Peterson tied a NFL record for most 150+ yard games rushing in a season.
1t) 7 Earl Campbell, Houston, 1980
1t) 7 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, 2012
3t) 6 O.J. Simpson, Buffalo, 1973
3t) 6 Jim Brown, Cleveland, 1963

• Matt Kalil tied a team record for most starts by a rookie tackle.
1t) 16 Todd Steussie, 1994
1t) 16 Matt Kalil, 2012

• Adrian Peterson tied a team record with his 6th season leading the team in rushing attempts.
1t) 6 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
1t) 6 Robert Smith, 1995-00
1t) 6 Chuck Foreman, 1973-78

• Adrian Peterson tied a team record for leading team in rushing attempts in all 16 games.
1t) 16 Terry Allen, 9/6/92 – 12/27/92
1t) 16 Robert Smith, 9/3/00 – 12/24/00
1t) 16 Adrian Peterson, 9/8/08 – 12/28/08
1t) 16 Adrian Peterson, 9/9/12 – 12/30/12

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most attempts vs. opponent in a season.
1) 55 Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay, 2012
2) 52 Chuck Foreman vs. Detroit, 1977

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most attempts vs. Packers in a season.
1) 55 Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay, 2012
2) 50 Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay, 2009

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most rushing attempts vs. the Packers in a game.
1) 34 Adrian Peterson, 12/30/12
2t) 30 Scottie Graham, 12/19/93
2t) 30 Adrian Peterson, 11/9/08

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most rushing attempts in a game.
1) 34 Adrian Peterson, 12/30/12
2t) 33 Terry Allen @ Pittsburgh, 12/20/92
2t) 33 Scottie Graham vs. Kansas City, 12/26/93
2t) 33 Chuck Foreman vs. San Diego, 11/23/75
2t) 33 Chuck Foreman vs. Detroit, 12/17/77

• The Vikings ended the Packers 12 consecutive division game winning streak.
• Blair Walsh tied a NFL record for most FG’s made in a season by a rookie.

1t) 35 Ali Haji-Sheikh, New York Giants, 1983
1t) 35 Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 2012
3) 34 Richie Cunningham, Dallas, 1997
4) 33 Chester Marcol, Green Bay, 1972
5) 32 Dan Bailey, Dallas, 2011
6t) 31 Mason Crosby, Green Bay, 2007
6t) 31 Kevin Butler, Chicago, 1985
8t) 30 Raul Allegre, Baltimore, 1983
8t) 30 Paul McFadden, Philadelphia, 1984
8t) 30 Justin Tucker, Baltimore, 2012

• Adrian Peterson’s 108 yards in 2nd half set a team record for most 100 yard rushing halves in a season.
1) 6 Adrian Peterson, 2012
2) 5 Adrian Peterson, 2008

• Adrian Peterson added to his team record for most rushing yards vs. opponent in a career.
1) 1,442 Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay, 2007-12
2) 1,165 Adrian Peterson vs. Detroit, 2007-12

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards vs. any opponent in a season.
1) 409 Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay, 2012
2) 302 Adrian Peterson vs. Chicago, 2007

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards vs. Green Bay in a season.
1) 409 Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay, 2012
2) 295 Adrian Peterson, 2008

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most rushing attempts in December for a season.
1) 135 Adrian Peterson, 2012 wk15
2) 118 Scottie Graham, 1993

• Adrian Peterson’s rushing average for a season ranks third best in NFL history with (250 minimum attempts).
1) 6.4 Jim Brown, Cleveland, 1963
2) 6.1 Barry Sanders, Detroit, 1997
3t) 6.0 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, 2012
3t) 6.0 O.J. Simpson, Buffalo, 1973

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for rushing average in a season.
1) 6.0 Adrian Peterson, 2012 (348)
2) 5.6 Adrian Peterson, 2007 (238)

• Adrian Peterson ends the season ranking third best in a career with 98.3 yards per game average (Yards/Games).
1) 104.3 Jim Brown, 1957-65 (12,312/118)
2) 99.8 Barry Sanders, 1989-98 (15,269/153)
3) 99.4 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12 (8,849/89)
4) 97.5 Terrell Davis, 1995-01 (7,601/78)
5) 90.8 Eric Dickerson, 1983-93 (13,259/146)

• Adrian Peterson set a team record for most scrimmage yards in 16 consecutive games.
1) 2,314 Adrian Peterson, 9/9/12 – 12/30/12 (2,097r, 217p)
2) 2,251 Chuck Foreman, 10/27/75-10/24/76 (1,432r,819p)

• Adrian Peterson moved into 5th place for 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) 8,849 Adrian Peterson, 2007-12
5) 8,672 Barry Sanders, 1989-94

• Blair Walsh finishes the season ranked 2nd in season points, most ever by a Vikings rookie.
1) 164 Gary Anderson, 1998
2) 141 Blair Walsh, 2012
3) 132 Ryan Longwell, 2009
4) 132 Fuad Reveiz, 1994
5) 132 Chuck Foreman, 1975

• Blair Walsh tied a team record for most FG’s made in a season.

1t) 35 Gary Anderson, 1998
1t) 35 Blair Walsh, 2012
3) 34 Fuad Reveiz, 1994

• Blair Walsh set a NFL record for highest FG percentage by a rookie in a season.
1) 92.1 Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 2012 (35/38)
2) 91.9 Richie Cunningham, Dallas, 1997 (34/37)
3) 90.9 Justin Tucker, Baltimore, 2012 (30/33)
4) 89.5 Jeff Reed, Pittsburgh, 2002 (17/19)
5) 88.9 Alex Henery, Philadelphia, 2011 (24/27)

• Blair Walsh set a NFL record for most 50+ yard FG’s made without a miss in a season.
1) 100.0 Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 2012 (10/10)
2) 100.0 Jason Hanson, Detroit, 2008 (8/8)
3) 100.0 Phil Dawson, Cleveland, 2012 (7/7)
4) 100.0 Ryan Longwell, Minnesota, 2008 (6/6)

• Blair Walsh set a NFL record for most 50+ yard FG’s made without a miss by a rookie in a season.
1) 100.0 Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 2012 (10/10)
2) 100.0 Justin Tucker, Baltimore, 2012 (4/4)
3t) 100.0 Rian Lindell, Seattle, 2000 (3/3)
3t) 100.0 Tony Zendejas, Houston, 1985 (3/3)

• Blair Walsh set a NFL record for most 50+ yard FG’s made in a season.
1) 10 Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 2012
2t) 8 Morten Andersen, Atlanta, 1995
2t) 8 Jason Hanson, Detroit, 2008
4t) 7 Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland 2011
4t) 7 Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis, 2012

• Blair Walsh set a NFL record for most 50+ yard FG’s made by a rookie in a season.
1) 10 Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 2012
2) 7 Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis, 2012
3) 6 Mike Vanderjagt, Indianapolis, 1998

• Blair Walsh set a NFL record for most kickoff touchbacks in a season by a rookie.
1) 53 Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 2012
2) 49 Justin Tucker, Baltimore, 2012
3) 37 Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis, 2012
4) 32 Alex Henery, Philadelphia, 2011

• Blair Walsh set a NFL record for highest kickoff touchback percentage in a season by a rookie (50 minimum).
1) 61.6 Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 2012 (53/86)
2) 57.0 Justin Tucker, Baltimore, 2012 (49/86)
3) 55.2 Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis, 2012 (37/67)
4) 49.0 Michael Husted, Tampa Bay, 1993 (24/49)

• Blair Walsh set a team record for highest kickoff touchback percentage (50 Minimum) in a season.
1) 61.6 Blair Walsh, 2012 (53/86)
2) 35.4 Mitch Berger, 1998 (40/113)

• Christian Ponder moves into third place for most passing yards in first 2 seasons.
1) 8,492 Warren Moon, 1994-95
2) 6,711 Brett Favre, 2009-10
3) 4,554 Christian Ponder, 2011-12
4) 4,592 Fran Tarkenton, 1961-62

• Christian Ponder becomes the sixth Vikings QB to start all 16 games.
1t) 16 Christian Ponder, 2012 (10-6)
1t) 16 Brett Favre, 2009 (12-4)
1t) 16 Daunte Culpepper, 2004 (8-8)
1t) 16 Daunte Culpepper, 2002 (6-10)
1t) 16 Daunte Culpepper, 2000 (11-5)
1t) 16 Warren Moon, 1995 (8-8)
1t) 16 Tommy Kramer, 1979 (7-9)
1t) 16 Fran Tarkenton, 1978 (8-7-1)
• Christian Ponder’s 8 games without an interception ranks tied for 2nd best for a season.
1) 10 Brett Favre, 2009 (9-1)
2t) 8 Christian Ponder, 2012 (7-1)

2t) 8 Warren Moon, 1995 (4-4)
2t) 8 Daunte Culpepper, 2004 (4-4)

• This is the fifth time the Vikings have had a season finale vs. the Packers.
1) 7 Chicago, 1961, 1964-66, 1971, 1988, 2005, 2011
2t) 5 Green Bay, 1984, 1991-92, 1996, 2012
2t) 5 Detroit, 1967, 1977, 1999, 2002, 2010

• The Vikings end their regular season with four straight wins, second best in team history.
1) 8-0-0 in 1998
2) 4-0-0 in 2012
3t) 3-0-0 in 1970, 1974, 1993, 1999, 2002

• Christian Ponder tied a career high with 3 touchdowns passing.
1t) 3 vs. Denver 12/4/11
1t) 3 vs. Green Bay, 12/30/12

• Christian Ponder tied a team record for passing all team passes in a season.
1t) 100.0% Tommy Kramer, 1979 (566/566)
1t) 100.0% Christian Ponder, 2012 (483/483)

• Blair Walsh moved into second place for most points by NFL rookie.
1) 144 Kevin Butler, Chicago, 1985
2t) 141 Mason Crosby, Green Bay, 2007
2t) 141 Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 2012
4) 135 Dan Bailey, Dallas, 2011
5) 132 Gale Sayers, Chicago, 1965