Record Seekers vs. Bears

The Vikings set a number of personal and career marks, from Morten Andersen to Randy Moss to Daunte Culpepper to Onterrio Smith.


1) Morten Andersen set an NFL record for most games played with 341. He is one ahead of Gary Anderson (still active with Tennessee) and George Blanda (1949-58, 1960-75).

2) Randy Moss set a team record with eight consecutive games with a touchdown. Chuck Foreman, Moss, Cris Carter and Moe Williams all had seven consecutive games with a touchdown.

3) With 14,826 career passing yards, Daunte Culpepper set a team record for most passing yards in a QB's first six seasons, surpassing Fran Tarkenton's 14,579 yards from 1961-66.

4) Culpepper became only the second Vikings QB to gain 2,000 yards rushing in his first six seasons (Tarkenton had 2,548). Culpepper is also only the fifth QB in NFL history to reach 2,000 yards rushing in his first six seasons, joining Randall Cunningham (3,437 from 1985-90), Bobby Douglass (2,436 from 1969-74), Donovan McNabb (2,275 from 1999-2004) and Steve McNair (2,180 from 1995-2000).

5) Onterrio Smith's 421 yards from scrimmage after the first three games of a season is a team record. Ted Brown (368) held the record from his 1981 season.

6) Smith's 475 combined net yards after the first three games of a season is a team record, beating Herschel Walker's 376 from 1990.

7) With 104 yards receiving, Smith had his first 100-yard receiving game. His 198 yards from scrimmage was a personal best and it ranks tied for 11th in team history.

8) Culpepper had his 22nd career game with a passer rating of 100 or better. He had a 127.1 rating. The team is 18-4 when Culpepper hits the century mark in that category.

9) Randy Moss has now caught a pass in 99 consecutive games and had his 39th career 100-yard receiving game.

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