* RB Adrian Peterson is just the 3rd player in NFL history to open each of his first 3 seasons with a 100+ yard performance in the season opener. Willie Parker (4; 2005-08) and Edgerrin James (3; 1999-2001) are the only other players to have accomplished the feat.
* Peterson also became the 1st player in NFL history to rush for at least 180 yards and 3 TDs on Kickoff Weekend. His 180 yards is a Vikings record for opening day and his 3 TDs set a new team mark for most career games with 3 rushing TDs (Peterson now has 3).
* After averaging 10 penalties in the preseason (40 penalties for 286 yards), the Vikings were flagged just 2 times in the season opener at Cleveland, the lowest among all teams.