Day of NFL records in Vikings victory over San Diego
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ended the Vikings 35-17 win over the San Diego Chargers Sunday by breaking the NFLâ€™s single-game rushing record.
According to the Associated Press, Peterson rushed for 296 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries, breaking the record previously held by Jamal Lewis of the Cleveland Browns, who rushed for 295 yards against his current team in 2003.
"I wasn't thinking about the record at all,â€? Peterson said.
The Vikings also rushed for a franchise-record 378 yards as a team, according to the Star Tribune.
"I do have a healthy respect for being able to run it and taking somebody's will from them,â€? Vikings head coach Brad Childress said, according to the Star Tribune.
Earlier in the game, San Diegoâ€™s Antonio Cromartie returned a missed Ryan Longwell field goal 109 yards for a touchdown to end the first half. Cromartieâ€™s return became the longest play in NFL history.
Minnesota moved its record to 3-5 on the record-setting day, and the Chargers fell to 4-4.