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Minnesota Vikings record-seekers vs. Cowboys

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford set some series records against the Cowboys, and Danielle Hunter, Brian Robison and Stefon Diggs all made their marks in the franchise record books. Plus, the Vikings' trouble with rookie quarterbacks lately.

GAME NOTES vs. COWBOYS

Sam Bradford set a Minnesota Vikings series record for most pass attempts vs. Dallas in a game.

  • 45 Sam Bradford, 12/1/2016
  • 39 Steve Dils, 10/2/1983

Bradford set a team record for most pass completions vs. Dallas in a game.

  • 32 Sam Bradford, 12/1/2016
  • 25 Christian Ponder, 11/3/2013

Bradford’s completion percentage in a game vs. Dallas ranks second all-time.

  • 73.9 Daunte Culpepper, 9/12/2004
  • 71.1 Sam Bradford, 12/1/2016

Kyle Rudolph set a career high in receptions with 54 on the season and receiving yards with 513.  He becomes the eighth tight end to gain 500-plus yards in a season.

Kai Forbath’s 48-yard field goal was the second-longest vs. Dallas in a game. 

  • 49 Gary Anderson, 11/23/2000
  • 48 Kai Forbath, 12/1/2016

Forbath becomes the first kicker since 1974 to make three field goals in a game vs. Dallas.

  • 4 Fred Cox, 10/18/1970
  • 3 Kai Forbath, 12/1/2016
  • 3 Fred Cox, 10/6/1974

Danielle Hunter had his second career two-sack game and moves into fifth place for most sacks in a Viking’s first two seasons.

  • 29.0 Jared Allen, 2008-09
  • 22.5 Kevin Williams, 2003-04
  • 21.5 Keith Millard, 1985-86
  • 19.5 Alan Page, 1967-68
  • 15.5 Danielle Hunter, 2015-16
  • 15.0 Jim Marshall, 1961-62       

Brian Robison’s sack moves him into third place all-time for most career sacks vs. the Cowboys.

  • 5.0 Jim Marshall, 1961-79
  • 4.0 Doug Martin, 1982-1988
  • 3.5 Chris Doleman, 1987-93, 1999
  • 3.5 Brian Robison, 2007-16

Stefon Diggs’ eight receptions rank second-most in a game vs. Dallas.

  • 9 Cris Carter, 11/8/1999
  • 8 Stefon Diggs, 12/1/2016
  • 8 Anthony Carter, 11/26/1987

The last time the Vikings defeated a rookie quarterback was Cam Newton in 2011.  Since then, they have five consecutive losses to rookie quarterbacks – in 2012 to Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin and Russell Wilson, and this season to Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott.


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