Vikings record-seekers vs. Panthers

Teddy Bridgewater had his best game as a pro when the Vikings were also tying NFL records on special teams.

  • The Vikings tied an NFL record for most blocked punts returned for touchdowns in a game.
    1T) 2 Minnesota vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014
    1T) 2 Kansas City vs. Cleveland, 9/30/1990
    1T) 2 Detroit vs. Green Bay, 9/21/1975
    1T) 2 Miami vs. Baltimore, 11/11/1973
    1T) 2 N.Y. Giants vs. Philadelphia, 10/24/1943

  • The Vikings tied an NFL record for most blocked punts returned for touchdowns in a half.
    1T) 2 Minnesota vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014
    1T) 2 Detroit vs. Green Bay, 9/21/1975

  • Teddy Bridgewater set a team record by a rookie QB for most completions in a season.
    1) 173 Teddy Bridgewater, 2014
    2) 158 Christian Ponder, 2011

  • Teddy Bridgewater’s passer rating in a game ranks third by a rookie all-time and it was his first game with a 100 rating or better.
    1) 148.6 Fran Tarkenton vs. Chicago, 9/17/1961
    2) 121.1 Fran Tarkenton vs. Los Angeles, 12/3/1961
    3) 120.7 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014

  • Blair Walsh set a team record for most kickoff touchbacks in Viking history.
    1) 134 Blair Walsh, 2012-14
    2) 133 Fred Cox, 1963-77

  • Adam Thielen tied a team record for blocking a punt and returning it for a TD.
    1T) 1 Jim Hargrove vs. Pittsburgh, 11/26/1967
    1T) 1 Mike Reilly vs. Chicago, 10/12/1969
    1T) 1 Wally Hilgenberg vs. Detroit, 11/11/1973
    1T) 1 Adam Thielen vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014

  • Everson Griffen set a team record for longest blocked punt return in franchise history.
    1) 43t Everson Griffen vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014
    2) 30t Adam Thielen vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014
    3) 28t Nate Allen vs. N.Y. Giants, 10/17/1976
    4) 23t Ed Sharockman vs. Dallas, 10/18/1970
    5) 16t Fred McNeill @ Tampa Bay, 10/1/1978

  • The temperature at the start of the game was the seventh coldest game at home all-time.
    1) -2 vs. Chicago, 12/3/1972 (Partly Cloudy - N 11 mph)
    2) 0 vs. Green Bay, 12/10/1972 (Sunny - SW 9 mph)
    3) 5 vs. Los Angeles, 11/29/1964 (Sunny - NW 12 mph)
    4T) 9 vs. Chicago, 12/5/1970 (Cloudy - N 25 mph)
    4T) 9 vs. San Francisco, 12/27/1970 (Sunny - N 10 mph) Playoff
    6) 11 vs. Cleveland, 1/4/1970 (Sunny - NW 8 mph) Playoff
    7T) 12 vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014 (Sunny - NW 17 mph)
    7T) 12 vs. Los Angeles, 12/26/1976 (Sunny - NW 13 mph) Playoff
    9) 15 vs. San Francisco, 12/4/1977 (Cloudy - E 15 mph)
    10) 16 vs. Green Bay, 11/22/1970 (Cloudy - NW 30 mph)

  • Kyle Rudolph moves into third place for career touchdowns among Vikings tight ends.
    1) 28 Steve Jordan, 1982-94
    2) 24 Visanthe Shiancoe, 2007-11
    3T) 17 Stu Voigt, 1970-80
    3T) 17 Kyle Rudolph, 2011-14


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