Minnesota Vikings records, Team and Player records



VIKINGS TEAM RECORDS

Coldest home game played at kickoff time: -2 vs. Chicago, 12/3/1972 (Partly Cloudy - N 11 mph)
Highest average points per game - 34.8 - 1998
Most touchdowns in a season - team Minnesota Vikings - 64 - 1998
Most yards gained in a season by a team - 6,264. - 1998
Most Points Scored in a single season - 556 - 1998
Most victories in a season - 15. 1998
Most wins at home in a season - 8. 1998
Most players selected to Pro Bowl - 9. - 1998
Fewest sacks allowed in a 16 game season - 25 - 1998
Most Fumbles Recovered, Own and Opponents Season, 58 Minnesota Vikings (27 own, 31 opp): 1963
Most Sacks in a season - 71 - 1989
Most Consecutive Games, 300 or More Yards Gained, 30 Minnesota Vikings: 1999-2000
Most Passes Attempted, Season, 709 Minnesota Vikings: 1981
Most 2 point conversion in a single season = 6 Minnesota Vikings 1997
Most Completions in a career - 2635 Fran Tarkenton (1961–1966, 1972–1978)

MINNESOTA VIKINGS SPECIAL TEAMS RECORDS

Most Blocked Kicks Career = 20 - Matt Blair
Most Yards returned on a kickoff without scoring a TD = 104 / Percy Harvin
Most Kickoff Return Yards in a Season = 1393 - Cordarrelle Patterson 2013 Note:Patterson is the first player in NFL history to produce 4 receiving TDs, 3 rushing TDs and 2 kickoff return TDs in a single season
Longest Kickoff return for a TD = 109.75 / Cordarrelle Patterson 10/27/2013
Longest Punt return for a TD = 77 / Marcus Sherels vs. Lions 9/30/2012
Most kickoff return TD's career = 5 - Percy Harvin
Top Single season Gross Average Punting = 47.6 - Chris Kluwe 2008
Most 50 yard punts in a season = 35 - Chris Kluwe 2008
Most 50-yard punts in a game (6 at Tennessee and vs. Detroit in 2008) Chris Kluwe
Highest gross punting average in a game (57.5 at Detroit in 2007) Chris Kluwe
The Vikings are tied for an NFL record for the most blocked punts that were returned for touchdowns in a game. 2.
2 Minnesota vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014 *Also tied a record for doing it in a half
2 Kansas City vs. Cleveland, 9/30/1990
2 Detroit vs. Green Bay, 9/21/1975 *Also tied a record for doing it in a half
2 Miami vs. Baltimore, 11/11/1973
2 N.Y. Giants vs. Philadelphia, 10/24/1943
Longest Blocked punt return for a Touchdown = 43 yards - Everson Griffin 2014

VIKINGS KICKING RECORDS

Most consecutive field goals made in a season Vikings - Gary Anderson, 35 reg season, 40 includes playoffs - Streak continued into 1999.  35 Blair Walsh 2012
Highest FG & PAT kicking percentage in a season- Gary Anderson, 100.0 - 1998
Most points by a kicker in a single season- Gary Anderson, 164.  1998
Most Points Scored, Season, No Touchdown, 164 Gary Anderson, 1998 Minnesota Vikings
Most touchbacks on kickoffs - Mitch Berger, 40.  1998
Most touchbacks on kickoffs in Vikings History- 2012-2014 Blair Walsh, 134 and counting
Longest Field Goal by a Minnesota Viking= 56 yards, Blair Walsh 12/23/2012
Most Points by a Minnesota Viking = 1365 Fred Cox
Most 50+ yard field goals by a Viking = 10 - Blair Walsh
Most 50+ yard field goals in a single season = 10 - Blair Walsh 2012
Most Game winning field goals in a season = 3 - Ryan Longwell 2008

VIKINGS OFFENSE / PASSING RECORDS

Most Passing TD's in a game = 7 - Joe Kapp 1969
Most Pass Completions Career = 3686, Fran Tarkenton (Majority as a viking)
Most Passing Yards Career = 47003, Fran Tarkenton (Majority as a viking)
Most Touchdown Passes Career = 342, Fran Tarkenton (Majority as a viking)
Most Pass Completions in a regular season by a Minnesota Vikings Player = 379, Daunte Culpepper 2004
Most Pass Completions in a regular season game = 38 Tommy Kramer 1981
Most Consecutive Completions = 16 Tommy Kramer 1979
Most Passing Yards in a regular season Minnesota Vikings Player= 4264, Warrren Moon 1994
Most Passing Touchdowns in a single game by a Minnesota Vikings Player = 7, Joe Kapp 9/28/69 vs. Colts
Most yards passing in a season including playoffs - Daunte Culpepper 4,717 - 2004
Most Yards Passing in a game by Vikings Rookie QB = 381 / Christian Ponder
Most Yards Passing in a season by Vikings Rookie QB = 1997 / Fran Tarkenton 1961
Most completions Passing in a season by Vikings Rookie QB = 175 and counting / Teddy Bridgewater 2014
Most Yards Passing in a game = 490 Tommy Kramer 1986
Most Passing Attempts in a game = 63 Rich Gannon 1991
Most passing touchdowns in a season - 34,  41 with playoffs, Cunningham - 1998
Most passing touchdowns in a season - 39, Daunte Culpepper
Most touchdowns in a season - 41 Daunte Culpepper 2004
Most fumbles in a single season by a Minnesota vikings Player - 23 Daunte Culpepper 2002
Most consecutive starts by a center: 240 (259 including playoffs), Mick Tingelhoff, 1962–1979
Most consecutive starts: 297 (321 including playoffs), Brett Favre, 1992–2010 (Broke record as a Viking)
Fewest Fumbles Lost, Season, 3 Minnesota Vikings: 1980
Highest Average Gain per play = 8.72 Randall Cunningham 1998

VIKINGS RECEIVING RECORDS

Most Games Played by a wide receiver 188 and started 177 games as a Viking - Cris Carter
Most consecutive Games Played with a reception = 111 - Cris Carter
Most consecutive games with a reception: 111, Cris Carter (1991–1998)
Most receptions career = 1004- Cris Carter
Most receiving TD's career = 110 - Cris Carter (Most TD's as a Viking)
Most receiving TD's game = 4 Ahmad Rashad 1979
Most receiving yards career = 12,383 - Cris Carter
Most receiving yards in a playoff game = 227 Anthony Carter 1988
Most receiving yards in a regular season game = 210 Sammy White 1976
Most receptions in a season by rookie = 69 Randy Moss 1998
Most Receptions in a season by a Minnesota Viking= 122, Cris Carter 1994 & 1995
Most Receiving Yards in a season by a Minnesota Viking = 1632, Randy Moss 2003
Most Receiving Yards in a season by a rookie = 1313, Randy Moss 1998
Most touchdown receptions in a single season by a rookie- Minnesota Vikings - Randy Moss, 17. 1998
Most Receiving TD's in a season = 17 - Randy Moss X2 1998 / 2003 - Cris Carter 1995 (Moss holds NFL record of 23 with N.E)
Most touchdown receptions by a receiving duo- Randy Moss & Cris Carter, 29 (Moss-17, Carter-12).  - 1998 Minnesota Vikings
Most Receiving Yards in a Pro Bowl by a Minnesota Viking- Randy Moss - 212 yards. Add 1 TD - He wins MVP 2/6/2000
Most Fumble Return Touchdowns, Season and career (Own recovered), 2, Ahmad Rashad
Most TD's by a Tight End in a season = 11 - Visanthe Shiancoe 2009
Most receptions in a single game = 15 Ricky Young 1979
Longest Reception in a game = 99 Bernard Berrian from Gus Frerotte 2008

VIKINGS RUSHING RECORDS

Most Consecutive 100 yard rushing games = 8 Adrian Peterson 2012
Most Rushing Yards in a single game by a Minnesota Viking= 296, Adrian Peterson 11/04/07 vs. Chargers *NFL Record
Most Rushing Yards in a single game HALF by a Minnesota Viking= 253, Adrian Peterson 11/04/07 vs. Chargers *NFL Record
Most Rushing Yards in a Season by a rookie = 1341, Adrian Peterson 2007
Most Career Rushing Yards = 10,115 as of 2013!!, Adrian Peterson
Longest Run by a Minnesota Viking = 95, Chester Taylor 11/18/07
In 2013 week 17 vs. Detroit Cordarrelle Patterson set the record for the longest rushing touchdown by a receiver. 50 yards.
Most Rushing Touchdowns Career - Adrian Peterson 86 and counting as of 2013!!
Most Rushing Touchdowns Season - 18 Adrian Peterson 2009
Most Total Touchdowns in a Season - 22 Chuck Foreman 1975
Most Rushing Yards Season - 2097 Adrian Peterson 2012 (9 yards shy of breaking the NFL Record 2105)
Most Rushing Yards in a Playoff Game - 140 Robert Smith vs. Dallas 1/9/2000
Most games played by a running back = 182 - Started by a running back = 101 - Bill Brown
Most rushing attempts in a game = 35 Adrian Peterson 2013
Most rushing attempts in a season = 363 Adrian Peterson 2008
Most rushing attempts in a rookie season = 238 Adrian Peterson 2007

VIKINGS DEFENSE RECORDS

Most Sacks in a Game by a Minnesota Viking player = 5, Randy Holloway 9/16/84
Most Sacks Career = 130, Carl Eller 1964-1978
Most Sacks Regular Season by a Minnesota Viking = 22, Jared Allen 2011
Most consecutive games with a sack = 11 - Jared Allen 2010/11
Most Interceptions Career = 81, Paul Krause 64-67 Redskins 1968-1979 Vikings
Longest Interception for a TD = Bobby Bryant, 63 yards vs. Cowboys, Dec. 30, 1973
Most Interceptions in regular season by a Minnesota Vikings Player= 10, Paul Krause 1975
Most Interceptions in regular season by Rookie Player= 9, Orlando Thomas 1995
Most Opponents' Fumbles Recovered, Career, 29, Jim Marshall, 1960-79
Most Opponents' Fumbles Recovered, Season, 9, Don Hultz, Minnesota Vikings, 1963
Most Forced fumbles Viking = 33 / 45 career - Chris Doleman
Most Safeties in a Season by a Minnesota Vikings Player, 2 - Jared Allen 2008
Fewest Touchdowns Allowed, Rushing, Season, 2 - Minnesota Vikings 1971
Most Tackles in a Game - 24 Scott Studwell - 1985
Most Tackels in a Season - 230 Scott Studwell - 1981
Most Tackles Vikings Career - 1981 Scott Stdwell 1977-1990
Most Consecutive Pro Bowls = 12 Randall McDaniel
Most consecutive starts by a defensive tackle: 215 (234 including playoffs), Alan Page, 1967–1981
Most consecutive starts by a defensive end: 270 (289 including playoffs), Jim Marshall, 1961–1978
Most Interceptions in a season by a rookie = 9 - Orlando Thomas

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