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Minnesota Vikings record-seekers vs. Bears

Yes, it’s down to this: highlighting a punter to lead off the Minnesota Vikings’ record-seekers after a bad loss in Chicago.

GAME NOTES at CHICAGO

Jeff Locke set a team record for longest punt vs. Chicago.  It was Locke’s career long.

  • 71 Jeff Locke, 10/31/2016
  • 69 Neil Clabo, 11/20/1977

Locke’s 71-yard punt was the longest on the road in team history.

  • 84 Harry Newsome vs. Pittsburgh, 12/20/1992
  • 77 Mike Mercer vs. Green Bay, 9/16/1962
  • 76 Bobby Walden vs. Baltimore, 10/22/1967
  • 75 Mitch Berger vs. San Francisco, 10/24/1999
  • 73 Greg Coleman vs. Detroit, 9/20/1981
  • 73 Bobby Walden vs. Detroit, 10/11/1964
  • 71 Jeff Locke @ Chicago, 10/31/2016
  • 70 Greg Coleman @ N.Y. Jets, 10/15/1979
  • 70 Chris Kluwe @ Kansas City, 9/23/2007
  • 70 Bobby Walden vs. San Francisco, 10/30/1966

http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1723190-vikings-defense-culpable-...

Blair Walsh moved into a third-place tie all-time in consecutive games scoring with 71.

  • 151 Fred Cox, 9/15/63 - 12/1/1973
  • 76 Fuad Reveiz, 9/29/91 - 12/24/1995
  • 71 Blair Walsh, 9/9/12 - 10/31/2016
  • 71 Ryan Longwell, 11/18/07 - 1/1/2012

Kyle Rudolph moved into second place all-time in career receptions by a tight end.

  • 498 Steve Jordan, 1982-94
  • 213 Kyle Rudolph, 2011-16
  • 208 Visanthe Shiancoe, 2007-11

Since 2007, the Bears have won 8 of 9 in Soldier Field against Minnesota. Jay Cutler is 7-1 vs. Vikings in Chicago.

The Vikings have played on Halloween eight times and have lost both night games.

Date Opponent Result Time
10/31/1965 @ Cleveland Won 27-17 Noon
10/31/1971 @ N.Y.Giants Won 17-10 Noon
10/31/1976 @ Chicago Lost 13-14 Noon
10/31/1993 vs. Detroit Lost 27-30 7:05 SNF
10/31/1999 @ Denver Won 23-20 3:15
10/31/2004 vs. N.Y.Giants Lost 13-34 Noon
10/31/2010  New England Lost 18-28 3:15
10/31/2016 @ Chicago Lost 10-20 7:30 MNF


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