Vikings record-seekers vs. Packers

Mike Zimmer said there weren’t any silver linings in the game, but a few Vikings turned in some noteworthy plays.

  • Adam Thielen caught his first NFL pass and led the team in receptions with four and yards with 57.

  • Harrison Smith intercepted a pass in consecutive weeks for the first time in his career. He now has three interceptions on the season, tying his career best from 2012.

  • Marcus Sherels surpasses Eddie Payton’s 94 career punt returns and moves into fourth place all-time for the Vikings.
    1) 194 Leo Lewis, 1981-91
    2) 162 David Palmer, 1994-00
    3) 123 Charlie West, 1968-73
    4) 96 Marcus Sherels, 2010-14

  • Christian Ponder’s rushing touchdown gives him seven for his career, fifth-most by a Vikings quarterback.
    1) 29 Daunte Culpepper, 1999-2005
    2) 22 Fran Tarkenton, 1961-66, 1972-78
    3) 9 Wade Wilson, 1981-91
    4) 8 Tommy Kramer, 1977-89
    5) 7 Christian Ponder, 2011-14

  • Christian Ponder’s 44 passing attempts vs. the Packers ranks third-most in the series.
    1) 55 Tommy Kramer, 11/29/1981
    2) 50 Warren Moon, 10/20/1994
    3T) 44 Rich Gannon, 9/6/1992
    3T) 44 Daunte Culpepper, 11/14/2004
    3T) 44 Christian Ponder, 10/2/2014

  • Aaron Rodgers is 8-4 vs. the Vikings and Christian Ponder is 1-5-1 vs. the Packers as starting quarterbacks.


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