Adrian Peterson finished the season with 1760 yards, enough to lead the NFL in rushing – the first time a Vikings player has ever led the league in that category (no, even Alfred Anderson never did it). Peterson led the team in touchdowns with 10. Bernard Berrian and Visanthe Shiancoe shared the team lead in receiving TDs with 7. Berrian fell just shy of a 1000-yard receiving season, finishing with 964 (most on the Vikings). Bobby Wade led the team in receptions with 53, 5 more than Berrian. Gus Frerotte led the Vikes in passing yards with 2157 and passing TDs with 12 – the interesting thing here, though, is that Frerotte started 11 games to Tarvaris Jackson‘s 5, and only had 3 more TDs. Frerotte threw 15 picks to Jackson’s 2. Both QBs finished at 59.1% in completions. Frerotte’s QB rating was 73.7 while Jackson’s ended up at a respectable 95.4. Chad Greenway led the team in tackles with 115 and Jared Allen in sacks with 14.5. There was a 4-way tie for the lead in interceptions, with Antoine Winfield, Ben Leber, Benny Sapp and Madieu Williams all grabbing 2. Ryan Longwell finished 7th in the league in scoring with 127 points and 9th in field goals made with 29. Chris Kluwe finished 4th in the league with a 47.6 yard punting average. He finished dead last in average return yards against at 15.7 – less a reflection on his punting than the team’s overall shoddy special teams coverage.
Tags: Adrian Peterson Alfred Anderson Antoine Winfield Ben Leber Benny Sapp Bernard Berrian Bobby Wade Chad Greenway Chris Kluwe Gus Frerotte Jared Allen Madieu Williams Ryan Longwell Tarvaris Jackson Visanthe Shiancoe