Record Seekers vs. Redskins

Daunte Culpepper set one NFL record and a handful of other franchise season records with his regular-season finale performance against the Redskins. Jermaine Wiggins also came in second in team history, and Kevin Williams set a two-year mark for the Vikings.


1) Daunte Culpepper set an NFL record for most offensive yards in a season, surpassing Dan Marino. Culpepper had 5,123 yards (4,717 passing, 406 rushing), beating out Marino's 5,077 (5,084 passing, minus-7 rushing) from 1984.

2) Kevin Williams' two sacks set a team record for most sacks in a Viking's first two seasons, as his 22.5 sacks surpassed Keith Millard's 21.5 from 1985-86. Williams also became the first Viking to lead the team in sacks for two consecutive seasons since John Randle's 1999 and 2000 seasons.

3) Jermaine Wiggins' seven receptions gave him a season total of 71, which tied him with Steve Jordan for second-most in a season by a Vikings tight end. He became the first Viking other than Randy Moss or Cris Carter to lead the team in receptions since Anthony Carter did it in 1990.

4) Culpepper's 27 completions brought his season total to 379, a team record. He passed Warren Moon's 1995 mark of 377.

5) Culpepper's 14 first downs passing set a new team record for most in a season. He had 224, beating out Moon's mark of 213 from 1995.

6) Culpepper set a team record for the highest completion percentage (69.2), surpassing his career best of 65.0, which he set last year.

7) Culpepper's two TDs gave him a season total of 41 combined TDs, another team record. He became only the fourth NFL quarterback in league history to reach 40 twice in a career, as he joined Dan Marino, Steve Young and Brett Farve.

8) Culpepper's TD pass to Moss tied them with Sonny Jurgensen and Charley Taylor for 10th place in NFL history with 53 career touchdowns as a tandem. Jurgensen and Taylor did it over an 11-year span, from 1964-74, while Culpepper and Moss reached the mark in six years together.

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