Vikings record-seekers vs. Lions

Cordarrelle Patterson set several team records in kickoff returns, rushing touchdowns and more. Chad Greenway, Marcus Sherels and Matt Asiata also entered their names in team annals.

GAME NOTES vs. LIONS

  • Cordarrelle Patterson set a team record for most kickoff return yards in a season.
    1) 1,393 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013
    2) 1,345 Buster Rhymes, 1985

  • Patterson set a team record for highest kickoff return average in a season, along with leading the NFL.
    1) 32.4 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013
    2) 28.7 Aundrae Allison, 2007

  • Patterson ends the season fourth highest for kickoff return average in NFL history among rookies.
    1) 41.1 Travis Williams, Green Bay, 1967
    2) 33.1 Tom Moore, Green Bay, 1960
    3) 32.9 Duriel Harris, Miami, 1976
    4) 32.4 Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota, 2013

  • Patterson becomes only the third Vikings rookie to reach 2,000 combined net yards in a season.
    1) 2,081 Percy Harvin, 2009
    2) 2,021 Adrian Peterson, 2007
    3) 2,020 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013

  • Patterson's combined net-yard total for a season ranks fifth-most in team history (Led NFL).
    1) 2,314 Adrian Peterson, 2012 NFL
    2) 2,081 Percy Harvin, 2009
    3) 2,051 Herschel Walker, 1990 NFL
    4) 2,021 Adrian Peterson, 2007 NFL
    5) 2,020 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013

  • Patterson set a team record for most rushing touchdowns by a wide receiver in a season.
    1) 3 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013
    2) 2 Percy Harvin, 2011

  • Patterson set an NFL record and becomes the only NFL wide receiver since the 1970 merger with three rushing touchdowns in a season.
    1) 3 Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota, 2013
    2t) 2 Percy Harvin, Minnesota, 2011
    2t) 2 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1994

  • Patterson moved into second place for most rushing touchdowns by a wide receiver in a career.
    1) 4 Percy Harvin, 2009-12
    2) 3 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013
    3) 2 Anthony Carter, 1985-93

  • Patterson set a team record for longest scoring run by a wide receiver in a game. Patterson ends the season with three of the top six longest scoring runs in team history.
    1) 54 Bob Grim @ N.Y. Giants, 10/31/1971
    2) 50t Cordarrrelle Patterson vs. Detroit, 12/29/2013
    3) 44t John Gilliam vs. Philadelphia, 10/21/1973
    4) 38t James Brim vs. Green Bay, 10/4/1987
    5) 35t Cordarrelle Patterson @ Cincinnati, 12/22/2013
    6) 33t Cordarrelle Patterson vs. Chicago, 12/1/2013

  • Patterson's run from scrimmage ranks second longest by a wide receiver in team history.
    1) 54 Bob Grim @ N.Y. Giants, 10/31/1971
    2) 50t Cordarrrelle Patterson vs. Detroit, 12/29/2013

  • Patterson's two touchdowns give him a season total of nine, which ranks fourth in team history by a rookie.
    1) 17 Randy Moss, WR 1998
    2) 13 Adrian Peterson, RB 2007
    3) 10 Sammy White, WR 1976
    4) 9 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR 2013

  • Chad Greenway tied a team record by leading team in tackles for the sixth consecutive season. Scott Studwell did that from 1980-85.

  • Marcus Sherels set a team record for highest punt return average in a season.
    1) 15.2 Marcus Sherels, 2013 (22/335)
    2) 13.2 David Palmer, 1995 (26/342)
    3) 13.1 David Palmer, 1997 (34/444)

  • Matt Asiata becomes the 28th player in team history to have a 100-yard rushing game with his 115 yards.


    John Holler has been writing about the Vikings for more than a decade for Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this story on our subscriber message board.

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