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Minnesota Vikings record-seekers vs. Titans

As you might expect, most the best marks for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday came from defenders.

GAME NOTES vs. TITANS

The last time the Minnesota Vikings scored two return touchdowns in a game before today was vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014.

The duo of Eric Kendricks and Danielle Hunter, each scoring their first career touchdowns, marked the sixth time in team history that one player scored by an interception and one scored by a fumble return.

  • 26t Roy Winston (fum), 47t Ed Sharockman (int) vs. Green Bay, 10/13/1963
  • 0t Jim Lindsey (fum), 29t Roy Winston (int) vs. Detroit, 12/11/1971
  • 25t Carlos Jenkins (fum), 27t Chris Doleman (int) vs. Tampa Bay, 11/8/1992
  • 12t Corey Fuller (fum), 45t Orlando Thomas (int) vs. Pittsburgh, 9/24/1995
  • 0t Ben Leber (fum), 45t E.J. Henderson (int) vs. Detroit, 10/8/2006
  • 24t Danielle Hunter (fum), 77t Eric Kendricks (int) vs. Tennessee, 9/11/2016

Kendricks’ 77-yard interception return is a team record for longest against the Titans. He becomes the first Vikings player to return an interception for a TD against Tennessee.

  • 77t Eric Kendricks, 9/11/2016
  • 30 Antoine Winfield, 10/24/2004

Kendricks’ 77-yard interception return ranks sixth-longest by a linebacker in team history.

  • 94t Walker Lee Ashley vs. Chicago, 12/19/1988
  • 91t Chad Greenway vs. San Diego, 9/27/2015
  • 84t Jack Del Rio @ Chicago, 11/2/1992
  • 80t Mike Nattiel vs. Seattle, 12/7/2003
  • 78t Jesse Solomon vs. New Orleans, 12/4/1988
  • 77t Eric Kendricks @ Tennessee, 9/11/2016

Kendricks’ 77 interception-return yards ranks third-most in a season opener.

  • 88 Darren Sharper, 9/11/2005
  • 81 Harrison Smith, 9/7/2014
  • 77 Eric Kendricks, 9/11/2016
  • 77 Brian Williams, 9/7/2003
  • 54 Kevin Williams, 9/9/2007

Kendricks’ 77 interception return yards is a team record vs. the Titans in a game.

  • 77 Eric Kendricks, 9/11/2016
  • 30 Antoine Winfield, 10/24/2004
  • 28 Amos Martin, 10/13/1974

Hunter becomes only the third Viking to return a fumble for a TD against the Titans.

  • 58t Anthony Parker, 11/15/1992
  • 50t Charlie Johnson, 10/16/1983
  • 24t Danielle Hunter, 9/11/2016

Cordarrelle Patterson set a series record for longest kickoff return vs. the Titans.

  • 61 Cordarrelle Patterson, 9/11/2016
  • 43 Nate Jacquet, 12/9/2001

Kyle Rudolph moved into fourth place all-time among tight ends in career yards.

  • 6,307 Steve Jordan, 1982-94
  • 2,424 Visanthe Shiancoe, 2007-11
  • 1,919 Stu Voigt, 1970-80
  • 1,846 Kyle Rudolph, 2011-16
  • 1,822 Joe Senser, 1980-84

Brian Robison becomes only the fifth player in team history to start in 50 consecutive games at defensive end.

  • 270 Jim Marshall, 9/17/1961 - 12/16/1979
  • 125 Carl Eller, 9/22/1967 - 12/20/1975
  • 111 Chris Doleman, 12/7/1986 - 12/31/1993
  • 96 Jared Allen, 9/8/2008 - 12/29/2013
  • 50 Brian Robison, 12/30/12 - 9/11/2016

Blair Walsh set a team record for most field goals made in a game vs. the Titans.

  • 4 Blair Walsh, 9/11/2016
  • 3 Blair Walsh, 10/7/2012

Walsh’s 50- and 45-yard field goals rank second- and third-longest vs. the Titans.

  • 51 Fuad Reveiz, 11/15/1992
  • 50 Blair Walsh, 9/11/2016
  • 45 Blair Walsh, 9/11/2016
  • 44 Benny Ricardo, 10/16/1983
  • 42 Ryan Longwell, 9/28/2008

The last time the Vikings offense didn’t give up a sack or throw an interception in game before today was 9/28/2014, Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta. The last time this happened in a season opener was 9/7/2014 vs. the Rams when Shaun Hill was the QB for St. Louis.

The Minnesota Vikings are now 31-24-1 in season openers and 13-17-1 on the road in Week 1. The Vikings have played Tennessee twice on Week 1, winning 38-7 in 1989 and 25-16 in 2016.

The Vikings improve their record to 9-4 vs. the Titans and 2-3 on the road.


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