Vikings record-seekers vs. Cowboys
Adrian Peterson (Jamie Squire/Getty)
Adrian Peterson (Jamie Squire/Getty)
Posted Nov 3, 2013

Adrian Peterson’s big day moved him up the NFL and franchise record charts. Christian Ponder, Chad Greenway, Brian Robison and Cordarrelle Patterson also had note-worthy achievements.


  • Adrian Peterson moved into fourth place in NFL history for most rushing touchdowns in a player’s first seven NFL seasons.
    1) 115 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-07
    2) 108 Emmitt Smith, 1990-96
    3) 96 Shaun Alexander, 2000-06
    4) 83 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13
    5t) 82 Jim Brown, 1957-63
    5t) 82 Eric Dickerson, 1983-89

  • Peterson moves into third place in franchise history for most career games with a touchdown.
    1) 79 Cris Carter, 1990-01
    2) 62 Randy Moss, 1998-04, 2010
    3) 58 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13
    4) 58 Bill Brown, 1962-74

  • Peterson moved into an eighth-place tie for most 100-yard games rushing in an NFL player’s first seven seasons.
    1) 58 Eric Dickerson, 1983-89
    2) 49 Edgerrin James, 1999-05
    3) 46 Emmitt Smith, 1990-96
    4) 44 LaDainian Tomlinson, 2001-07
    5t) 43 Jim Brown, 1957-63
    5t) 43 Clinton Portis, 2002-08
    7) 41 Walter Payton, 1975-81
    8t) 40 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13
    8t) 40 Thurman Thomas, 1988-94

  • Peterson achieved the 40th 100-yard rushing game in his career. He becomes the 18th NFL player to accomplish that.

  • Peterson tied a team record for longest run vs. Dallas in team history.
    1t) 52t Darrin Nelson, 11/26/1987
    1t) 52t Adrian Peterson, 11/3/2013
    3) 50t Leroy Hoard, 11/22/1998

  • Peterson’s rushing total ranks second in team history vs. Dallas.
    1) 148 Robert Smith, 11/23/2000
    2) 140 Adrian Peterson, 11/3/2013
    3) 118 Darrin Nelson, 11/26/1987

  • Christian Ponder set a team record for most pass completions vs. Dallas.
    1) 25 Christian Ponder, 11/3/2013
    2) 22 Warren Moon, 9/17/1995

  • Chad Greenway became only the fifth Vikings linebacker to reach 1,000 career total tackles, joining Scott Studwell, Matt Blair, Jeff Siemon, and Ed McDaniel.

  • Brian Robison becomes the first player in 10 years to have two consecutive plays with a sack. Kevin Williams vs. San Francisco on Sept. 28, 2003 was the last occurrence.
    1) 3 Gary Larsen vs. Detroit, 10/6/68
    2t) 2 Many times, most recent, Brian Robison @ Dallas, 11/3/2013

  • Cordarrelle Patterson’s kickoff return yards after eight games ranks second most in team history.
    1) 860 Percy Harvin, 2009
    2) 808 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013

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