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    Vikings Records set in 2007

    The Vikings set or tied the following records in 2007:
    Individual NFL Records
    * Most Rushing Yards - Game
    New: 296 - Adrian Peterson vs. San Diego, 11/4/07
    Old: 295 - Jamal Lewis, Baltimore vs. Cleveland, 9/14/03
    * Most 200-Yard Rookie Rushing Performances - Season
    New: 2 times - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 1 time - 11 times; last time Clinton Portis, 2002
    * Most Successful 2-Point Conversions - Game
    New: 2 - Tarvaris Jackson vs. Denver, 12/30/07
    Ties: 2 - 6 times; last Todd Heap, Balt. vs. Cin., 10/91/03
    Team NFL Records
    * Led NFL In Both Rushing Offense and Rushing Defense - Season
    New: Minnesota Vikings, 2007
    Ties: 8 times; last time Pittsburgh Steelers, 2001
    Vikings Individual Records
    RB ADRIAN PETERSON
    * Most Rushing Yards In First Season
    New: 1,341 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 1,216 - Chester Taylor, 2006
    * Most Rookie Rushing Yards In A Season
    New: 1,341 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 801 - Chuck Foreman, 1973
    * Most Rushing Yards In A Game
    New: 296 - Adrian Peterson, vs. San Diego, 11/4/07
    Old: 200 - Chuck Foreman, vs. Philadelphia, 10/24/76
    * Most Rushing Touchdowns In First Season
    New: 12 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 6 - Chester Taylor, 2006
    * Most Rookie Rushing Touchdowns In A Season
    New: 12 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 5 - Onterrio Smith, 2003; D.J. Dozier, 1987; Fran Tarkenton, 1961
    * Most Rushing Touchdowns In A Game
    New: 3 - Adrian Peterson, vs. San Diego, 11/4/07
    Ties: 3 - 11 times; last Adrian Peterson, at Chicago, 10/14/07
    * Highest Rushing Average In A Season
    New: 5.6 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 5.5 - Robert Smith, 1997
    * Most Rookie Rushing Attempts In A Season
    New: 238 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 201 - Alfred Anderson, 1984
    * Most Rookie Rushing Attempts In A Game
    New: 30 - Adrian Peterson, vs. San Diego, 11/4/07
    Old: 27 - Onterrio Smith, vs. Chicago, 12/14/03
    * Most Rushing Yards After First 10 Games - Season
    New: 1,081 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 1,025 - Robert Smith, 2000
    * Most Rookie Rushing Yards In First Game
    New: 103 - Adrian Peterson, vs. Atlanta, 9/9/07
    Old: 57 - D.J. Dozier, vs. Detroit, 9/13/87
    * Most Rushing Yards In A Half
    New: 253 - Adrian Peterson vs. San Diego, 11/4/07
    Old: 145 - Chuck Foreman vs. Philadelphia, 1024/76
    * Most 50+ Yard Runs In A Season
    New: 4 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 3 - Michael Bennett, 2002; Robert Smith, 1997, 1998, 2000
    * Most 100-Yard Rushing Games in First Season
    New: 6 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 4 - Chester Taylor, 2006
    * Fewest Games Needed To Reach 1,000 Yards Rushing - Season
    New: 8 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 10 - Robert, 2000
    * Most Touchdown Rushing Yards
    New: 317 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 244 - Robert Smith, 1998
    * Most Combined Net Yards In A Game
    New: 361 - Adrian Peterson, vs. Chicago, 10/14/07
    Old: 278 - Darrin Nelson, vs. Green Bay, 11/13/83
    * Most Combined Net Yards After First 15 Games
    New: 1,897 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 1,887 - Herschel Walker, 1990
    * Fewest Games To Reach 1,000 Combined Net Yards
    New: 5 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 7 - Chuck Foreman, 1976
    RB Adrian Peterson (continued)
    *Most 50+ Combined Net Yard Plays In A Season
    New: 7 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Ties: 7 - Gene Washington, 1969
    * Most Rookie Scrimmage Yards Gained In A Season
    New: 1,609 - Adrian Peterson, 2007
    Old: 1,317 - Randy Moss, 1998
    * Most Scrimmage Yards Gained In A Game
    New: 315 - Adrian Peterson, vs. San Diego, 11/4/07
    Old: 265 - Chuck Foreman, vs. Philadelphia, 10/24/76

    WR AUNDRAE ALLISON
    * Longest Play In Team History
    New: 104t Kickoff Return - Aundrae Allison, vs. Detroit, 12/2/07
    Old: 101t Kickoff Return - Lance Rentzel, vs. Baltimore, 11/14/65
    * Longest Kickoff Return In Team History
    New: 104t - Aundrae Allison, vs. Detroit, 12/2/07
    Old: 101t - Lance Rentzel, vs. Baltimore, 11/14/65
    * Highest Kickoff Return Average In A Game
    New: 47.7 - Aundrae Allison, vs. Detroit, 12/2/07
    Old: 44.0 - Jimmy Edwards, vs. Tampa Bay, 11/25/79
    * Most 60+ Kickoff Returns In A Season
    New: 3 - Aundrae Allison, 2007 (60, 62, 104t)
    Old: 2 - Koren Robinson, 2005 (72, 86t)

    P CHRIS KLUWE
    * Most 50+ Yard Punts In A Season
    New: 29 - Chris Kluwe, 2007
    Old: 22 - Chris Kluwe, 2006; Mitch Berger, 2000
    * Most Punts Inside The 20 In A Season
    New: 34 - Chris Kluwe, 2007
    Old: 28 - Chris Kluwe, 2006; Mitch Berger
    * Most Punts Inside the 20 In A Game
    New: 5 - Chris Kluwe, vs. Atlanta, 9/9/07
    Ties: 5 Mitch Berger, 2000, 1996; Mike Saxon, 1994; Fred Cox, 1963
    * Highest Gross Punting Average In A Game
    New: 57.5 - Chris Kluwe, vs. Detroit, 9/16/07
    Old: 55.8 - Mitch Berger, vs. Cincinnati, 11/15/98

    RB CHESTER TAYLOR
    * Most Rushing Attempts In First Two Seasons
    New: 460 - Chester Taylor, 2006-07
    Old: 427 - Michael Bennett, 2001-02
    * Most Rushing Yards In First Two Seasons
    New: 2,060 - Chester Taylor, 2006-07
    Old: 1,978 - Michael Bennett, 2001-02
    * Most Rushing Touchdowns In First Two Seasons
    New: 13 - Chester Taylor, 2006-07
    Ties: 13 - Chuck Foreman, 1973-74
    * Most Rushing Touchdowns In A Game
    New: 3 - Chester Taylor, vs. Oakland, 11/18/07
    Ties: 3 - 12 times; last Adrian Peterson, vs. San Diego, 11/4/07

    DT KEVIN WILLIAMS
    * Most Interceptions By A Defensive Lineman In A Career
    New: 4 - Kevin Williams, 2003-07
    Old: 3 - Chris Doleman, 1987-93, 1999
    * Most Interceptions By a Defensive Lineman In A Season
    New: 2 - Kevin Williams, 2007
    Ties: 2 - Tim Newton, 1985
    * Most Touchdowns By A Defensive Lineman In A Career
    New: 4 - Kevin Williams, 2003-07
    Old: 2 - Alan Page, Charlie Johnson, Al Noga and Henry Thomas
    * Most Defensive Touchdowns In A Career
    New: 4 - Kevin Williams, 2003-07
    Ties: 4 - Orlando Thomas, Dewayne Washington, Joey Browner, Bobby
    Bryant, Paul Krause and Ed Sharockman

    LB HEATH FARWELL
    * Most Special Teams Tackles In A Game
    New: 7 - Heath Farwell, vs. N.Y. Giants, 11/25/07
    Old: 6 - Wymon Henderson, vs. Detroit, 11/6/88
    * Most Own Onside Kickoffs Recovered In A Career
    New: 2 - Heath Farwell, 2005-07
    Old: 2 - Terry LeCount, 1979-84, 1987
    * Most Own Onside Kickoffs Recovered In A Season
    New: 2 - Heath Farwell, 2007
    Old: 1 - Several times

    WR SIDNEY RICE
    * Longest Pass By A Non-QB
    New: 69 - Sidney Rice, vs. Oakland, 11/18/07
    Old: 43t - Alfred Anderson, vs. Atlanta, 9/16/84
    * Most Passing Yards By A Non-QB In A Game
    New: 94 - Sidney Rice, vs. Oakland, 11/18/07
    Old: 43 - Alfred Anderson, vs. Atlanta, 9/16/84

    QB TARVARIS JACKSON
    * Most Successful 2-Point Conversions In A Game
    New: 2 - Tarvaris Jackson, vs. Denver, 12/30/07
    Old: 1; Several times

    LB BEN LEBER
    * Most Yards Lost On A QB Sack
    New: 26 - Ben Leber, vs. N.Y. Giants, 11/25/07
    Ties: 26 - Cliff Livingston, vs. Detroit, 12/9/62

    K RYAN LONGWELL
    * Most Successful Onside Kickoffs In 1st Quarter
    New: 1 - Ryan Longwell, vs. Philadelphia, 10/28/07
    Old: Has never happened

    TE VISANTHE SHIANCOE
    * Longest Reception By A Tight End
    New: 79 - Visanthe Shiancoe, vs. Oakland, 11/18/07
    Old: 68t - Steve Jordan, vs. Washington, 11/2/86


    Vikings Team Records
    * Led NFL In Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed In A Season
    New: 1,185 in 2007
    Ties: 3 times; last time 985 in 2006
    * Led NFL In Most Rushing Yards In A Season
    New: 2,634 in 2007
    Old: 2,507 in 2002
    * Led NFL In Both Rushing Offense and Rushing Defense
    New: 2007
    Old: Has never happened
    * Most Rushing Yards In A Season
    New: 2,634 in 2007
    Old: 2,507 in 2002
    * Highest Rushing Average Per Attempt In A Season
    New: 5.3 in 2007
    Ties: 5.3 in 2002
    * Highest Kickoff Return Average In A Season
    New: 24.8 in 2007
    Old: 24.0 in 1970
    * Most Interceptions Returned For A TD In A Season
    New: 6 in 2007
    Ties: 6 in 1992
    * Most Interceptions Returned For A TD In A Game
    New: 3 - vs. N.Y. Giants, 11/25/07
    Old: 2 - Six times, last time vs. Detroit, 11/23/03
    * Most Interception Return Yards In A Game
    New: 169, vs. N.Y. Giants, 11/25/07
    Old: 153, vs. Detroit, 10/8/89
    * Most 50+ Yard Plays In A Season
    New: 19 in 2007 (6 KOR, 6 passes, 5 runs, 2 INTs)
    Ties: 19 in 1998 (9 passes, 4 runs, 2 FR, 2 INTs, 1 KOR, 1 PR)
    * Most Defensive Touchdowns In A Season
    New: 8 in 2007
    Ties: 8 in 1992
    * Most Defensive Points In A Season
    New: 50 in 2007 (8 touchdowns, 1 safety)
    Ties: 50 in 1992 (8 touchdowns, 1 safety)
    * Most Touchdowns By A Return In A Game
    New: 3, vs. N.Y. Giants, 11/25/07 (3 INTs)
    Ties: 3, vs. N.Y. Giants, 11/13/05 (1 INT, 1 kickoff, 1 punt)
    * Most Returns Of 50+ Yards In A Game
    New: 2, vs. Detroit, 9/16/07 (Allison 60, Williamson 56)
    Old: 1 - Several times; last vs. Atlanta, 9/9/07 (Kevin Williams 54)
    * Most Kickoff Returns Of 50+ Yards In A Game
    New: 2, vs. Detroit, 9/16/07 (Allison 60, Williamson 56)
    Old: 1 - Several times; last vs. St. Louis, 12/31/06 (Bethel Johnson 65)
    * Most 50+ Yard Runs In A Game
    New: 2, vs. Chicago, 10/14/07 (Peterson 73t, 67t)
    Ties: 2, vs. Chicago, 10/9/83 (Nelson 56t, Galbreath 52t)
    * Most Points Scored In First Half In A Game
    New: 35 vs. Detroit, 12/2/07
    Ties: 35 vs. Green Bay, 9/28/86
    * Most Rushing Yards By A Tandem In A Season
    New: 2,185 in 2007 (Adrian Peterson 1,341, Chester Taylor 844)
    Old: 1,991 in 2000 (Robert Smith 1,521, Daunte Culpepper 470)
    * Most 100-Yard Individual Rushing Games In A Season
    New: 8 in 2007 (Adrian Peterson 6, Chester Taylor 2)
    Ties: 8 in 2000 (Robert Smith 8)
    * Most Players With 5.0+ Yard Rushing Average In A Season
    New: 2 in 2007 (Adrian Peterson 5.6, Chester Taylor 5.4)
    Old: 1 - 3 times; last time 2002 (Michael Bennett 5.1)

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    Re: Vikings Records set in 2007

    Interesting list.

    How did we miss the playoffs again?
    Geez.
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    Re: Vikings Records set in 2007

    "Ragnarok" wrote:
    Interesting list.

    How did we miss the playoffs again?
    Geez.
    Our coach's lack of ability to make in-game adjustments, poor playcalling, poor personnel decisions (ie - taking Peterson out of the second half against GB... when he had 100 yrds in the first half. Or, cutting Jason Carter in favor of Troy Williamson (?),
    or Martin Nance this year)... just to name a couple.
    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

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    Re: Vikings Records set in 2007

    updated.

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    Re: Vikings Records set in 2007

    Speaking of Michael Bennett, what ever happened to him????

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    Re: Vikings Records set in 2007

    "funkyasflea" wrote:
    Speaking of Michael Bennett, what ever happened to him????
    I believe he plays for Tampa Bay...
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    Re: Vikings Records set in 2007

    "funkyasflea" wrote:
    Speaking of Michael Bennett, what ever happened to him????
    He's playing for Tampa Bay now.
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    Re: Vikings Records set in 2007

    "C" wrote:
    "Ragnarok" wrote:
    Interesting list.

    How did we miss the playoffs again?
    Geez.
    Our coach's lack of ability to make in-game adjustments, poor playcalling, poor personnel decisions (ie - taking Peterson out of the second half against GB... when he had 100 yrds in the first half. Or, cutting Jason Carter in favor of Troy Williamson (?),
    or Martin Nance this year)... just to name a couple.
    This always remains to be seen, but with a season where we need to perform i'd prefer the proven veteran over a young buck.
    Rosie O'Donnell is a dude!

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