Vikings record-seekers vs. Giants

The Vikings set a few records, but many of them weren't all that good Monday night against the New York Giants.

GAME NOTES vs. N.Y. GIANTS, October 21, 2013

  • Marcus Sherels set a team record and becomes only the third player in team history to gain 100 punt return yards in a game.
    1) 119 Marcus Sherels @ N.Y. Giants, 10/21/13
    2) 107 Charlie West vs. Washington, 11/3/68
    3) 101 Leo Lewis vs. Tampa Bay, 10/1/89

  • Sherels set a team record for most punt return yards vs. the Giants.
    1) 119 Marcus Sherels, 10/21/13
    2) 90 Greg Camarillo, 12/13/10

  • Sherels' punt return average for a game ranks second highest.
    1) 35.6 Charlie West vs. Washington, 11/3/68
    2) 29.8 Marcus Sherels @ N.Y. Giants, 10/21/13
    3) 29.0 Mewelde Moore @ N.Y. Giants, 11/13/05

  • Sherels tied a team record for most punt return touchdowns in a career.
    1t) 2 Marcus Sherels, 2010-13
    1t) 2 Mewelde Moore, 2004-06
    1t) 2 David Palmer, 1994-00

  • Sherels tied a team record for most punt return touchdowns in a season.
    1t) 1 Marcus Sherels, 2013
    1t) 1 Marcus Sherels, 2012
    1t) 1 Bernard Berrian, 2008
    1t) 1 Mewelde Moore, 2006
    1t) 1 Mewelde Moore, 2005
    1t) 1 Nate Burleson, 2004
    1t) 1 Randy Moss, 1999
    1t) 1 David Palmer, 1996
    1t) 1 David Palmer, 1995
    1t) 1 Leo Lewis, 1987
    1t) 1 Charlie West, 1968
    1t) 1 Billy Butler, 1963
    1t) 1 Hugh McElhenny, 1961

  • Sherels' punt return of 86 yards ranks third-longest in team history.
    1) 98t Charlie West vs. Washington, 11/3/68
    2) 91t Nate Burleson @ Indianapolis, 11/8/04
    3) 86t Marcus Sherels @ N.Y. Giants, 10/21/13
    4) 82t Bernard Berrian @ Arizona, 12/14/08
    5) 81t Hugh McElhenny @ Chicago, 12/17/61

  • Sherels punt return of 86 yards is a team record vs. the Giants.
    1) 86t Marcus Sherels, 10/21/13
    2) 81 Bob Grim, 11/5/67

  • Josh Freeman set a team record for most passing attempts vs. the Giants.
    1) 53 Josh Freeman, 10/21/13
    2) 41 Daunte Culpepper, 10/31/04

  • Freeman set a team record for most passing attempts in first start.
    1) 53 Josh Freeman @ N.Y. Giants, 10/21/13
    2) 37 Warren Moon @ Green Bay, 9/4/94
    3) 36 Rich Gannon vs. Tampa Bay, 9/30/90

  • Freeman's completion percentage in a game ranks fifth-lowest in team history with a minimum 30 attempts.
    1) 36.4 Bob Berry vs. Atlanta, 12/4/66 (12/33)
    2t) 36.7 Spergon Wynn @ Green Bay, 12/30/01 (11/30)
    2t) 36.7 Tommy Kramer @ Chicago, 10/5/86 (11/30)
    2t) 36.7 Tommy Kramer vs. San Diego, 9/2/84 (11/30)
    5) 37.7 Josh Freeman @ N.Y. Giants, 10/21/13 (20/53)

  • Cullen Loeffler set a team record for most games played as a long snapper.
    1) 145 Cullen Loeffler, 2004-13
    2) 144 Mike Morris, 1991-99

  • Brian Robison becomes only the seventh defensive end in team history to play in 100 games.
    1) 270 Jim Marshall, 1961-79
    2) 209 Carl Eller, 1964-78
    3) 154 Chris Doleman, 1985-93, '99
    4) 151 Mark Mullaney, 1975-87
    5) 115 Doug Martin, 1980-89
    6) 103 Randy Holloway, 1978-84
    7) 100 Brian Robison, 2007-13

  • Adrian Peterson set a team record for most career rushing attempts on Monday Night Football.
    1) 168 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13
    2) 159 Robert Smith, 1993-2000
    3) 155 Chuck Foreman, 1973-79

  • Blair Walsh missed his first career field goal of 50 yards or more when his 53-yard attempt in second quarter came up short.


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