Vikings record-seekers vs. Falcons

How did Teddy Bridgewater’s performance rank in Vikings history? We count the many ways he got on the list of records.

  • Teddy Bridgewater had his first career comeback win and becomes the first player all-time to accomplish in first start.

  • Bridgewater set a team record for most yards passing by a rookie QB in first start.
    1) 317 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
    2) 219 Christian Ponder vs. Green Bay, 10/23/2011

  • Bridgewater becomes the third player to win his first career start all-time.
    1T) 1 Ron VanderKelen @ Philadelphia, 12/15/1963
    1T) 1 Joe Webb @ Philadelphia, 12/28/2010
    1T) 1 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014

  • Bridgewater set a team record for highest passer rating by a rookie in his first start.
    1) 98.9 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
    2) 87.8 Joe Webb @ Philadelphia, 12/26/2010
    3) 59.2 Christian Ponder vs. Green Bay, 10/23/2011
    4) 36.0 Tommy Kramer @ Oakland, 12/11/1977
    5) 35.4 Tarvaris Jackson @ Green Bay, 12/21/2006
    6) 15.6 Fran Tarkenton @ Dallas, 9/24/1961

  • Bridgewater set a team record for most completions in the first game started by a rookie all-time.
    1) 19 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
    2) 17 Joe Webb @ Philadelphia, 12/26/2010
    3) 16 Tommy Kramer @ Oakland, 12/11/1977

  • Bridgewater’s passing yards in a game rank second-most in a player’s first game started all-time.
    1) 348 Todd Bouman vs. Tennessee, 12/9/2001
    2) 317 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014 ®
    3) 275 Brad Johnson vs. Atlanta, 9/8/1996

  • Bridgewater’s passing yards rank second-most in a game by a rookie all-time.
    1) 381 Christian Ponder vs. Denver, 12/4/2011
    2) 317 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
    3) 277 Fran Tarkenton vs. San Francisco, 11/26/1961

  • Bridgewater becomes the first rookie QB to start since 2011 and the earliest in a season to start since Fran Tarkenton, who started Week 2 his rookie season.
    1) 2 Fran Tarkenton @ Dallas, 9/24/1961
    2) 4 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
    3) 7 Christian Ponder vs. Green Bay, 10/23/2011

  • The Vikings tied a team record for most rushing touchdowns in a game.
    1T) 4 vs. Chicago, 10/17/1965
    1T) 4 vs. New Orleans, 9/12/1976
    1T) 4 vs. Cincinnati, 11/13/1977
    1T) 4 vs. Denver, 10/26/1987
    1T) 4 vs. Dallas, 11/26/1987
    1T) 4 vs. Detroit, 11/6/1988
    1T) 4 vs. Detroit, 12/10/2006
    1T) 4 vs. San Diego, 11/4/2007
    1T) 4 vs. Arizona, 10/9/2011
    1T) 4 vs. Philadelphia, 12/15/2013
    1T) 4 vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014

  • The Vikings’ 558 total net yards rank fourth-most all-time.
    1) 622 vs. Baltimore, 9/28/1969
    2) 605 vs. New Orleans, 10/17/2004
    3) 559 vs. San Francisco, 10/30/1966
    4) 558 vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
    5) 553 vs. Detroit, 11/6/1988

  • The Vikings’ 351 net yards in a half ranks third-most since 1981.
    1) 399 vs. New Orleans, 11/19/1995 (1st)
    2) 365 vs. New Orleans, 10/17/2004 (1st)
    3) 351 vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014 (1st)
    4) 335 vs. Detroit, 11/6/1988 (2nd)
    5) 330 @ Green Bay, 10/5/1998 (1st)

  • Matt Asiata set a team record for most rushing TDs in a game vs. Falcons all-time.
    1) 3 Matt Asiata, 9/28/2014
    2T) 2 Four players, last time: Moe Williams, 10/5/2003

  • Asiata tied a team record for most rushing TDs in a game. He becomes only the third player to have two career games with at least three touchdowns.
    5 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13 (5-0)
    2 Matt Asiata, 2012-14 (2-0)
    2 Chuck Foreman, 1973-79 (2-0)

  • Blair Walsh set a team record for longest field goal vs. the Falcons all-time.
    1) 55 Blair Walsh, 9/28/2014
    2) 54 Jan Stenerud, 9/16/1984

  • Jerick McKinnon’s run vs. the Falcons is the second longest all-time in Vikings history.
    1) 73t Clinton Jones, 11/28/1971
    2) 55 Jerick McKinnon, 9/28/2014
    3) 51 Chuck Foreman, 10/30/1977

  • Jarius Wright had his first 100-yard game receiving. His total ranks sixth-most vs. the Falcons all-time.
    1) 160 Ahmad Rashad, 9/7/1980
    2) 151 Ahmad Rashad, 11/23/1981
    3) 148 Jake Reed, 9/8/1996
    4) 144 Anthony Carter, 12/15/1985
    5) 136 Visanthe Shiancoe, 12/21/2008
    6) 132 Jarius Wright, 9/28/2014

  • Jerick McKinnon’s 55-yard run is the fourth-longest by a rookie all-time.
    1) 73t Adrian Peterson @ Chicago, 10/14/2007
    2) 67t Adrian Peterson @ Chicago, 10/14/2007
    3) 64t Adrian Peterson vs. San Diego, 11/4/2007
    4t) 55 Jerick McKinnon vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
    4t) 55 Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay, 9/30/2007

  • McKinnon becomes the first rookie to gain 100 yards rushing since Adrian Peterson’s 116 vs. Detroit, 12/2/2007. His 135 yards rushing rank second-most vs. Falcons all-time.
    1) 155 Clinton Jones, 11/28/1971
    2) 135 Jerick McKinnon, 9/28/2014
    3) 125 Herschel Walker, 9/8/1991

  • The Vikings hold a 11-4 record vs. Falcons all-time at home.

  • The 82 degrees at kickoff make this the 3rd warmest home game of all-time.
    1T) 83 vs. San Francisco, 10/24/1965 (Sunny)
    1T) 83 vs. Dallas, 9/25/1966 (Sunny)
    3T) 82 vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014 (Partly Cloudy)
    3T) 82 vs. St. Louis, 10/6/1963 (Sunny)


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