Minnesota Vikings record-seekers vs. Texans

Marcus Sherels keeps adding to his entries in the Minnesota Vikings record books.

GAME NOTES vs. TEXANS

Marcus Sherels tied a team record for most combined kick return touchdowns in a career.

  • 5 Percy Harvin, 2009-12 (5 kr, 0pr)
  • 5 Marcus Sherels, 2010-16 (0 kr, 5 pr)

Sherels set a team record for most punt return touchdowns in a season.

  • 2 Marcus Sherels, 2016
  • 1 Fourteen times, last time: Marcus Sherels, 2015

Sherels becomes the first player to have two 100-yard punt return games in a career.

  • 119 Marcus Sherels @ N.Y. Giants, 10/21/2013
  • 107 Charlie West vs. Washington, 11/3/1968
  • 101 Leo Lewis vs. Tampa Bay, 10/1/1989
  • 100 Marcus Sherels vs. Houston, 10/9/2016

Sherels set a series record for most punt return yards vs. the Texans.

  • 100 Marcus Sherels, 10/9/2016
  • 50 Marcus Sherels, 12/23/2012

Sherels set a series record for longest punt vs. the Texans.

  • 79t Marcus Sherels, 10/9/2016
  • 19  Marcus Sherels, 12/23/2012

Sherels moved into second place all-time for punt return yards.

  • 1,812 Leo Lewis, 1981-91
  • 1,688 Marcus Sherels, 2010-16
  • 1,610 David Palmer, 1994-2000

Sherels’ 79-yard punt return ranks seventh-longest in team history.

  • 98t Charlie West vs. Washington, 11/3/1968
  • 91t Nate Burleson @ Indianapolis, 11/8/2004
  • 86t Marcus Sherels @ N.Y. Giants, 10/21/2013
  • 82t Bernard Berrian @ Arizona, 12/14/2008
  • 81t Hugh McElhenny @ Chicago, 12/17/1961
  • 81  Bob Grim vs. N.Y. Giants, 11/5/1967
  • 79t Marcus Sherels vs. Houston, 10/9/2016 

Adam Thielen had his first 100-yard game receiving with 127 yards and a career-high seven receptions.

Sam Bradford set a team record for highest passer rating vs. Texans in a game.

  • 123.1 Sam Bradford, 10/9/2016
  • 72.0 Daunte Culpepper, 10/10/2004

Bradford set a team record for highest completion percentage vs. Texans in a game.

  • 73.3 Sam Bradford, 10/9/2016
  • 72.0 Daunte Culpepper, 10/10/2004

Bradford has now gone four games without throwing an interception, tied for second-best. 

  • 5 Fran Tarkenton, 10/21/73 - 11/19/1973
  • 4 Sam Bradford, 9/18/16 - 10/9/2016
  • 4 Christian Ponder, 9/9/12 - 9/30/2012
  • 4 Brett Favre, 11/1/09 - 11/29/2009
  • 4 Randall Cunningham, 9/20/98 - 10/18/1998
  • 4 Warren Moon, 10/30/95 - 11/19/1995
  • 4 Tommy Kramer, 9/7/86 - 9/28/1986

The Vikings improve their record to 4-0 vs. Houston.

The last time the Vikings started 5-0 was 2009.  This is their eighth time: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2009, and 2016.

Before today, the last time the Vikings won eight straight regular season games was 2002-03.  This is tied for the sixth-longest streak in team history.

  • 13 – 12/01/1974 - 11/23/1975
  • 12 – 09/28/1969 - 12/14/1969
  • 10 – 12/20/1999 - 10/22/2000
  •  9  –  09/16/1973 - 11/11/1973
  •  9 – 11/08/1998 - 09/12/1999
  •  8 – 12/21/1997 - 10/25/1998  
  •  8 – 12/15/2002 - 10/19/2003
  •  8 – 12/20/2015 - 10/09/2016
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