Vikings record-seekers vs. Packers

Stefon Diggs and Sam Bradford highlighted the players that made an impact in the franchise record book with their performances in a 17-14 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Stefon Diggs becomes only the third Minnesota Vikings receiver to have back-to-back 100-yard games receiving in weeks one and two and the first since Cris Carter in 1997.

  • Gene Washington, 1969 (152, 172)
  • Cris Carter, 1997 (121, 107)
  • Stefon Diggs, 2016 (103, 182)


Diggs’ receiving yards after two games to start a season ranks second in franchise history.

  • 324 Gene Washington, 1969
  • 285 Stefon Diggs, 2016
  • 232 Sammy White, 1981


Diggs’ 182 receiving yards vs. the Packers ranks second-most in the series history.

  • 190 Randy Moss, 10/5/1998
  • 182 Stefon Diggs, 9/18/2016
  • 153 Randy Moss, 11/22/1998


Sam Bradford
 set a team record for most passing yards in first game played as Vikings QB.

  • 286 Sam Bradford vs. Green Bay, 9/18/2016
  • 250 Fran Tarkenton vs. Chicago, 9/17/1961
  • 234 Tony Adams vs. Green Bay, 10/4/1987


Bradford’s passer rating ranks fifth-highest for a first game played by a Vikings QB. 

  • 157.2 Gus Frerotte vs. San Francisco, 9/28/2003
  • 148.6 Fran Tarkenton vs. Chicago, 9/17/1961
  • 131.5 Todd Bouman vs. Tennessee, 12/9/2001
  • 123.4 Matt Cassel vs. Pittsburgh, 9/29/2013
  • 121.2 Sam Bradford vs. Green Bay, 9/18/2016


Bradford ranks third for most passing attempts in a Vikings QB’s first game played.

  • 39 Spergon Wynn vs. Jacksonville, 12/23/2001
  • 37 Warren Moon @ Green Bay, 9/4/1994
  • 31 Sam Bradford vs. Green Bay, 9/18/2016


Bradford ranks second for most completions in a first game played by a Vikings QB.

  • 24 Spergon Wynn vs. Jacksonville, 12/23/2001
  • 22 Sam Bradford vs. Green Bay, 9/18/2016
  • 20 Warren Moon @ Green Bay, 9/4/1994


Bradford ranks third for most passing yards in a first game started.

  • 348 Todd Bouman vs. Tennessee, 12/9/2001
  • 317 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
  • 286 Sam Bradford vs. Green Bay, 9/18/2016


Bradford moved into second for most passing TDs in a first game played as Vikings QB.

  • 4 Fran Tarkenton vs. Chicago, 9/17/1961
  • 2 Matt Cassel vs. Pittsburgh, 9/29/2013
  • 2 Sam Bradford vs. Green Bay, 9/18/2016    


The defense’s five sacks of Aaron Rodgers brought it to 52 for him against the Vikings and set a team record for most career opponent sacks.

  • 52 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, 2005-16
  • 50 Brett Favre, Green Bay, 1991-2007
  • 45 Greg Landry, Detroit, 1969-77


Rodgers becomes only the second opposing QB to throw for 4,000 career yards against the Vikings. 

  • 7,379 Brett Favre, Green Bay, 1992-07
  • 4,206 Aaron Rogers, Green Bay, 2005-16
  • 3,083 Matthew Stafford, Detroit, 2009-15


Adrian Peterson
 becomes only the ninth RB in NFL all-time to reach 3,000 yards rushing in the month of September.

  • 4,085 Emmitt Smith, 1990-04
  • 3,880 Barry Sanders, 1989-98
  • 3,728 Walter Payton, 1975-87
  • 3,510 Tony Dorsett, 1977-89
  • 3,142 Marcus Allen, 1982-97
  • 3,088 Eric Dickerson, 1983-93
  • 3,026 Edgerrin James, 1999-09
  • 3,017 Adrian Peterson, 2007-16


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

  • 498 Steve Jordan, 1982-94
  • 208 Visanthe Shiancoe, 2007-11
  • 192 Jim Kleinsasser, 1999-11
  • 189 Kyle Rudolph, 2011-16
  • 186 Jermaine Wiggins, 2004-06


Jeff Locke
 tied a team record with five punts inside the 20.

  • 5 Jeff Locke vs. Green Bay, 9/18/2016
  • 5 Chris Kluwe vs. Atlanta, 9/9/2007
  • 5 Mitch Berger @ Indianapolis, 12/24/2000
  • 5 Mitch Berger @ Chicago, 9/15/1996
  • 5 Mike Saxon vs. New Orleans, 11/6/1994
  • 5 Fred Cox vs. Los Angeles, 11/3/1963


The Vikings set a new home attendance record.

  • 66,813 vs. Green Bay, 9/18/2016
  • 64,482 vs. Green Bay, 11/2/2003


The Vikings are now 18-17 in Sunday night games and 11-6 at home.  Against the Packers, the Vikings are 3-4 on SNF.

The Vikings improve their record to 51-59-2 vs. the Packers and 27-28 at home.  In the month of September, the Vikings are 11-6 vs. Green Bay.


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