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NFL: Minnesota 35, San Diego 17

Nov. 4, 2007 at 7:21 PM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Running back Adrian Peterson broke the NFL rookie rushing record Sunday afternoon, gaining 296 yards in the Minnesota Vikings' 35-17 defeat of San Diego.

Peterson, who scored three touchdowns, became the first rookie in NFL history to have two 200-plus yard rushing games, and has already gained 1,036 rushing yards in just eight games.

Tarvaris Jackson completed 6-of-12 passes for 63 yards for the Vikings before leaving with an apparent head injury. He was replaced by Brooks Bollinger, who finished 7-of-10 for 95 yards and a touchdown.

Sidney Rice had four receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown for Minnesota.

San Diego's Antonio Cromartie also set a record when he returned a missed field goal 109 yards on the final play of the first half for the NFL's longest ever play.

Philip Rivers completed just 19-of-42 passes for 197 yards and an interception for the Chargers.

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