By the numbers: Key stats from Bears-Vikings


What a memorable game at the Metrodome Sunday, as the Vikings topped Chicago in a wild overtime contest, 23-20. There were missed field goals, a concussed quarterback, heartbreaking penalties and a player ejection. And, of course, Adrian Peterson, who put the team on his back down the stretch.

Here are some numbers that were key for the Purple and tamed the Monsters of the Midway.


Career yardage reached by Adrian Peterson during his 35-carry, 211-yard performance. He's the third quickest NFL player to get there, behind Jim Brown and Eric Dickerson. Dickerson did it in 91 games, Brown in 98, and AP in 101.


Down on which the Bears' coach Marc Trestman sent kicker Robbie Gould out for a 47-yarder that would have ended the game. Gould, one of the most accurate kickers in the history of the NFL, missed it. Wouldn't one more down have been the wiser move?


Number of first downs gained by the Vikings by both rushing and passing, indicating a better offensive balance than they've had all season.


Points allowed by Vikings, the first time all season they've held an opponent to less than 23.

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