Record-seekers vs. Jets

Brett Favre hit a couple of passing milestones, as did Adrian Peterson for rushing marks. Meanwhile, Percy Harvin set a couple of series records with the Jets, and Randy Moss and Visanthe Shiancoe continued to move up some team and NFL charts.



  • Brett Favre's three touchdown passes give him a career total of 502. He becomes the first player in NFL history to reach the milestone of 500. Dan Marino is next with 420 TDs.

  • Brett Favre's 264 passing yards give him a career total of 70,190. He becomes the first player in NFL history to reach the milestone of 70,000 passing yards. Once again, Marino is second with 61,361 yards.

  • The Vikings lost their eighth game in nine attempts versus the Jets (1-8). The Vikings have lost the last seven games in a row versus the Jets, dating back to 1979. The Vikings' only win was in 1975.

  • Adrian Peterson becomes only the sixth player in team history to reach 1,000 career rushing attempts with his 18 on Monday night. Bill Brown had 1,627 to lead the franchise, followed by Chuck Foreman (1,529), Robert Smith (1,411), Dave Osborn (1,172) and Ted Brown (1,117).

  • Peterson has 4,964 career rushing yards after 50 NFL games played, ranking sixth in league history. Eric Dickerson leads that stat with 5,597.

  • Peterson set a team record for most yards rushing thru the first four games of any season. He has 480, besting Smith's mark of 440 through the first four games of 1997.

  • Peterson set a team record for most yards gained from scrimmage (585) after the first four games of any season. He joins Smith as the only two players to reach 500 yards twice. Peterson also had 549 yards after four games in 2007. Smith had 512 in 1997 and 507 in 1998.

  • Peterson's 88 rushing yards ranks second most in team history vs. the N.Y. Jets. Foreman holds the series mark with 96 yards in 1975.

  • Visanthe Shiancoe's 28 yards move him into fourth place in team history among tight ends with 1,682 yards receiving. Steve Jordan holds the record with 6,307 yards, followed by Stu Voigt at 1,919 and Joe Senser at 1,822.

  • Randy Moss becomes only the third player in NFL history to reach 40 career receiving touchdowns in the month of October. Terrell Owens has 46 and Jerry Rice had 44.

  • Moss moves into fifth place in NFL history for most career receiving yards in the month of October. He has 3,793 yards in Octobers, but Rice holds the monthly mark with 4,689.
  • Percy Harvin's seven kickoff returns is a team record vs. the N.Y. Jets.

  • Harvin's 175 kickoff return yards is a team record vs. the N.Y. Jets.

  • Harvin set a team record for most kickoff return yards on a Monday night. He had 175, besting Eddie Payton's team record of 171 in 1981.

  • Cullen Loeffler becomes only the second long snapper in team history to play in 100 consecutive games, joining Mike Morris (144)


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