1:00 PM ET, November 4, 2007
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minutes after Adrian Peterson lost a fourth-quarter fumble at the San Diego 20-yard line, the ball was back in his hands.He rumbled around right end, paused to set up his blocks, and sprinted 46 yards up the sideline for Minnesota's game-clinching touchdown.This rookie doesn't make many mistakes. He simply sets a lot of records.
|Purple And Pure Gold|
Peterson's 315 total yards were more than nine of the 17 other teams who played in the same time slot Sunday: Kansas City (234), San Diego (229), Denver (303), San Francisco (251), Atlanta (286), Arizona (195), Cincinnati (299), Carolina (199) and Tennessee (236). ... Tomlinson, in just his seventh NFL season, passed Jim Brown for fourth place on the NFL's list for rushing touchdowns with 107. Emmitt Smith, Marcus Allen and Walter Payton are the top three.
Adrian Peterson was simply spectacular. He ran with extreme conviction, burst and elusiveness, gashing an excellent San Diego run defense that consistently brought extra defenders down near the line of scrimmage. And the first tackler rarely brought Peterson to the ground. His performance opened up the 40-yard touchdown pass from Brooks Bollinger to Sidney Rice that gave Minnesota a lead it would never relinquish. The Vikings’ offensive line, especially the left side, was very impressive, considering that Minnesota’s passing game is anemic and every last person in the stadium knew Peterson would be getting the ball over and over again. It didn’t matter, though. Peterson still had a record-setting day.
-- Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.6||8.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||05:44||Ladainian Tomlinson 1 Yd Run (Nate Kaeding Kick)||7||0|
|TD||02:49||Adrian Peterson 1 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||7||7|
|TD||00:00||Antonio Cromartie 109 Yd Return Of Attempted Field Goal (Nate Kaeding Kick)||14||7|
|TD||12:44||Adrian Peterson 64 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||14||14|
|TD||03:07||Sidney Rice 40 Yd Pass From Brooks Bollinger (Ryan Longwell Kick)||14||21|
|FG||14:09||Nate Kaeding 36 Yd||17||21|
|TD||07:44||Adrian Peterson 46 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||17||28|
|TD||04:28||Chester Taylor 2 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||17||35|