Vikings record-seekers vs. Jets

Gerald Hodges, Jarius Wright, Teddy Bridgewater and others entered their name in the Vikings record book.

  • Gerald Hodges’ 27-yard interception for a touchdown at the start of the game was the fastest defensive score in team history.
    1) 0:12 vs. N.Y. Jets, 12/7/2014 (Gerald Hodges interception)
    2) 0:13 @ Jacksonville, 11/23/2008 (Napolean Harris opponent fumble return)
    3) 0:14 @ San Francisco, 12/9/2007 (Kevin Williams interception)

  • Hodges touchdown at the start of the game also tied the team single-game record for the fastest score of any kind.
    1) 0:12 vs. N.Y. Jets, 12/7/2014 (Gerald Hodges interception)
    2) 0:12 @ Detroit, 9/30/12 (Percy Harvin kickoff return)

  • Hodges scored his first NFL touchdown on his first career interception. The last time a Vikings linebacker scored a touchdown on an interception – they’ve done it 13 times – was Chad Greenway vs. N.Y. Giants, 11/25/2007.

  • Jarius Wright’s 87-yard reception ranks third-longest in Vikings history.
    1) 99t Bernard Berrian vs. Chicago, 11/30/08 (Frerotte)
    2) 89t Charley Ferguson @ Chicago, 11/11/62 (Tarkenton)
    3) 87t Jarius Wright vs. N.Y. Jets, 12/7/14 (Bridgewater)
    4) 86t Bernard Berrian vs. Detroit, 10/12/08 (Frerotte)
    5T) 85t Qadry Ismail vs. Detroit, 9/10/95 (Moon)
    5T) 85t Gene Washington vs. St. Louis, 10/8/67 (Kapp)

  • Wright set a team record for longest reception vs. the Jets all-time. This was also his career long.
    1) 87t Jarius Wright, 12/7/2014
    2) 56t Charles Johnson, 12/7/2014
    2) 49 Jake Reed, 11/23/1997

  • Wright set a team record for longest run from scrimmage by a WR vs. the Jets all-time.
    1) 23 Jarius Wright, 12/7/2014
    2) 22 John Gilliam, 10/12/1975

  • Teddy Bridgewater tied a team record for most comeback victories in a season.
    1T) 4 Teddy Bridgewater, 2014
    1T) 4 Daunte Culpepper, 2000, 2002
    1T) 4 Jeff George, 1999
    1T) 4 Brad Johnson, 1996, 1997
    1T) 4 Warren Moon, 1994
    1T) 4 Tommy Kramer, 1980, 1985

  • Bridgewater set a team record for longest pass vs. the Jets all-time. It was also his career long.
    1) 87t Teddy Bridgewater, 12/7/2014
    2) 56t Teddy Bridgewater, 12/7/2014
    3) 49 Brad Johnson, 11/23/1997

  • Bridgewater set a team record for highest completion percentage vs. the Jets all-time in a game.
    1) 70.4 Teddy Bridgewater, 12/7/2014
    2) 68.6 Brad Johnson, 11/23/1997

  • Bridgewater’s 309 yards passing vs. the Jets is fourth all-time in Vikings history. It was his second 300-yard game this season.
    1) 400 Warren Moon, 11/20/1994
    2) 328 Tommy Kramer, 12/26/1982
    3) 312 Brad Johnson, 11/23/1997
    4) 309 Teddy Bridgewater, 12/7/2014

  • Bridgewater set a franchise record by a for most passing attempts by a rookie quarterback in a season.
    1) 310 Teddy Bridgewater, 2014
    2) 291 Christian Ponder, 2011

  • Bridgewater set a team record for most passing yards in a season by a rookie quarterback.
    1) 2,136 Teddy Bridgewater, 2014
    2) 1,997 Fran Tarkenton, 1961

  • Bridgewater’s 309 passing yards in a game ranks third by a Vikings rookie all-time.
    1) 381 Christian Ponder vs. Denver, 12/4/2011
    2) 317 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
    3) 309 Teddy Bridgewater vs. N.Y. Jets, 12/7/2014
    4) 277 Fran Tarkenton vs. San Francisco, 11/26/1961
    5) 268 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Washington, 11/2/2014

  • Bridgewater’s passer rating in a game ranks fourth by a rookie all-time.
    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
    4) 117.7 Teddy Bridgewater vs. N.Y. Jets, 12/7/2014
    4) 116.1 Fran Tarkenton @ San Francisco, 11/26/1961

  • Charles Johnson had a career-high 103 yards receiving for his first 100 yard game. Jarius Wright’s 123 yards ranks second-most vs. the Jets all-time. They become only the second WR tandem to have 100 yards receiving against the Jets since 1997 (Reed and Carter).
    1) 150 Jake Reed, 11/23/1997
    2) 123 Jarius Wright, 12/7/2014
    3) 121 Jake Reed, 11/20/1994
    4) 115 Joe Senser, 12/26/1982
    5T) 105 Cris Carter, 11/23/1997
    5T) 105 Chuck Foreman, 10/12/1975
    7) 103 Charles Johnson, 12/7/2014

  • Greg Jennings moved into fifth place for most receptions in first two seasons, surpassing Amp Lee’s 116.
    1) 160 Rickey Young, 1978-79
    2) 149 Randy Moss, 1998-99
    3) 140 Jermaine Wiggins, 2004-05
    4) 131 Percy Harvin, 2009-10
    5) 118 Greg Jennings, 2013-14

  • This is the Vikings’ first win over the Jets since 1975 when the Vikings won 29-21 in the only meeting between Hall of Fame QBs Fran Tarkenton vs. Joe Namath. The Vikings are now 2-8 vs. the Jets.


  • Viking Update Top Stories