Record-seekers vs. Texans

Adrian Peterson (Scott Halleran/Getty)

Adrian Peterson didn't hit the 2,000-yard mark yet, but he keeps adding to his Vikings record and moving up in NFL history. Blair Walsh did set an NFL record and several others made their mark in Vikings annals.

GAME NOTES @ Houston, DECEMBER 23, 2012

  • Adrian Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards in a season's first 15 games.
    1) 1,898 Adrian Peterson, 2012
    2) 1,657 Adrian Peterson, 2008

  • Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards in 15 consecutive games.
    1) 1,898 Adrian Peterson, 9/9/12–12/23/12
    2) 1,657 Adrian Peterson, 9/8/08–12/21/08

  • Peterson set a team record for most total net yards in a season's first 15 games.
    1) 2,113 Adrian Peterson, 2012
    2) 1,990 Percy Harvin, 2009

  • Peterson set a team record for most scrimmage yards in a season's first 15 games.
    1) 2,113 Adrian Peterson, 2012
    2) 1,829 Robert Smith, 2000

  • Peterson moved into eighth place in NFL history for rushing yards in a season.
    1) 2,105 Eric Dickerson, L.A. Rams, 1984
    2) 2,066 Jamal Lewis, Baltimore, 2003
    3) 2,053 Barry Sanders, Detroit, 1997
    4) 2,008 Terrell Davis, Denver, 1998
    5) 2,006 Chris Johnson, Tennessee, 2009
    6) 2,003 O.J. Simpson, Buffalo, 1973
    7) 1,934 Earl Campbell, Houston, 1980
    8) 1,898 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, 2012
    9t) 1,883 Barry Sanders, Detroit, 1994
    9t) 1,883 Ahman Green, Green Bay, 2003

  • Peterson moved into third for most rushing yards in December in a season.
    1) 672 Clinton Portis, Denver, 2002 ®
    2) 669 LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego, 2006
    3) 662 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, 2012

  • Blair Walsh set an NFL record for most field goals of 50 yards or more in a season.
    1) 9 Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 2012
    2t) 8 Morten Andersen, Atlanta, 1995
    2t) 8 Jason Hanson, Detroit, 2008

  • Walsh set a team record for longest FG vs. the Texans in the series history.
    1) 56 Blair Walsh, 12/23/12
    2) 41 Blair Walsh, 12/23/12

  • Walsh tied a team record for longest field goal in a game.
    1t) 56 Blair Walsh @ Houston, 12/23/12
    1t) 56 Paul Edinger vs. Green Bay, 10/23/05
    3t) 55 Blair Walsh vs. Jacksonville, 9/9/12
    3t) 55 Ryan Longwell @ Chicago, 10/14/07

  • Walsh moved into third place for most field goals made in a season. He becomes the first rookie and fifth kicker in team history to reach the 30 mark.
    1) 35 Gary Anderson, 1998
    2) 34 Fuad Reveiz, 1994
    3) 32 Blair Walsh, 2012 ®
    4) 31 Rich Karlis, 1989
    5) 30 Fred Cox, 1970

  • Kyle Rudolph's receiving touchdown moved him into second place among tight ends in a season.
    1) 11 Visanthe Shiancoe, 2009
    2) 9 Kyle Rudolph, 2012
    3) 8 Joe Senser, 1981

  • Rudolph's receiving touchdown moved him into sixth place among Vikings tight ends for a career.
    1) 28 Steve Jordan
    2) 24 Visanthe Shiancoe
    3) 17 Stu Voigt
    4) 16 Joe Senser
    5) 13 Gordon Smith
    6t) 12 John Beasley
    6t) 12 Kyle Rudolph

  • Christian Ponder's 29-yard run is the second longest vs. the Texans in the series history.
    1) 40 Adrian Peterson, 11/2/08
    2) 29 Christian Ponder, 12/23/12

  • Christian Ponder becomes the sixth Vikings QB to win 11 games (in games started) in a quarterback's first two seasons.
    1t) 17 Warren Moon, 1994-95 (17-14)
    1t) 17 Brett Favre, 2009-10 (17-12)
    3) 14 Randall Cunningham, 1997-98 (14-3)
    4t) 11 Joe Kapp, 1967-68 (11-11-3)
    4t) 11 Daunte Culpepper, 1999-00 (11-5)
    4t) 11 Christian Ponder, 2011-12 (11-14)

  • Toby Gerhart becomes the 27th Vikings player to reach 1,000 rushing yards in a career with 1,020.

  • Antoine Winfield's sack moves him into second place among defensive backs in team history and most among CB's.
    1) 9.5 Joey Browner, S
    2) 8.5 Antoine Winfield, CB
    3t) 7.5 Robert Griffith, S
    3t) 7.5 Karl Kassulke, S

  • Winfield moved into 11th place for most games started by a cornerback in NFL history.
    1) 258 Darrell Green, 1983-02
    2) 231 Ronde Barber, 1997-12
    3) 215 Eric Allen, 1988-01
    4) 208 Raymond Clayborn, 1977-91
    5) 206 Charles Woodson, 1998-12
    6) 200 Mel Blount, 1970-83
    7) 188 Albert Lewis, 1983-98
    8) 176 Jimmy Johnson, 1961-76
    9) 174 Ray Crockett, 1989-02
    10) 173 Walt Harris, 1996-08
    11) 172 Antoine Winfield, 1999-12

  • Marcus Sherels set a team record for most punt return yards vs. the Texans in the series history.
    1) 50 Marcus Sherels, 12/23/12
    2) 17 Nate Burleson, 10/10/04

  • Marcus Sherels set a team record for most kickoff return yards vs. the Texans in the series history.
    1) 54 Marcus Sherels, 12/23/12
    2) 51 Nate Burleson, 10/10/04

  • Marcus Sherels set a team record for longest punt return vs. the Texans in the series history.
    1) 19 Marcus Sherels, 12/23/12
    2) 13 Nate Burleson, 10/10/04

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