It was back on October 29 that we first made note of the dynamic duo consisting of RB Adrian Peterson and WR Sidney Rice. At that point, the 2 players had combined for 1,232 of the Vikings 2,475 (49.8%) total yards of offense.
Since that time, the Peterson/Rice duo has not slowed down and they reached another milestone on Sunday. For the 2nd time this season, the dynamic duo set a new team record for most yards by a rushing and receiving tandem in a single game, breaking the mark of 319 yards that they set on 10/18 against the Baltimore Ravens with a 334-yard joint effort against the Lions.
Peterson atoned for 143 total yards (133 rushing, 10 passing) while Rice registered 201 receiving yards. As a team, the Vikings tallied 492 yards, giving the Peterson/Rice duo 70% of the Vikings total yardage.
For the season, the Vikings dynamic duo has collectively gained 1,703 of the team’s 3,322 yards (51.2%).
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