2001 Records

Despite a shortened season due to injury, Daunte Culpepper (barely) led the way in terms of team records broken in 2001.

2001 VIKINGS RECORDS
In 1998, the Vikings set 11 NFL records and 139 team records in their most accomplished season. Despite the 5-11 record in 2001, the Vikings still set four NFL records and 60 team records.

NFL RECORDS (4 Total)
Most Points Scored, Career: 2,120 Gary Anderson, 1982-01
Old Record: 2,100 Gary Anderson, 1982-00

Most Field Goals Made, Career: 472 Gary Anderson, 1982-01
Old Record: 460 Gary Anderson, 1982-00

Most Seasons 1,000 Yards Receiving, Start of Career: 4 Randy Moss, 1998-01
Old Record: 3 John Jefferson, San Diego 1978-80

Fewest Games to Reach 5,000 Yards Receiving, Career: 59 Randy Moss, 1998-01
Old Record: 61 Jerry Rice, 1985-89


INDIVIDUAL TEAM RECORDS (60)
Daunte Culpepper (14 Total)
Most Offensive Yards After 3 Games, Start of Season: 910 Daunte Culpepper, 2001
Old Record: 891 Daunte Culpepper, 2000

Most Offensive Yards After 4 Games, Start of Season: 1,242 Daunte Culpepper, 2001
Old Record: 1,189 Daunte Culpepper, 2000

Most Offensive Yards After 5 Games, Start of Season: 1,569 Daunte Culpepper, 2001
Old Record: 1,455 Daunte Culpepper, 2000

Most Offensive Yards After 6 Games, Start of Season: 1,824 Daunte Culpepper, 2001
Old Record: 1,668 Daunte Culpepper, 2000

Most Offensive Yards After 7 Games, Start of Season: 2,020 Daunte Culpepper, 2001
Old Record: 1,948 Daunte Culpepper, 2000

Most Offensive Yards After 8 Games, Start of Season: 2,333 Daunte Culpepper, 2001
Old Record: 2,290 Daunte Culpepper, 2000

Most Offensive Yards After 9 Games, Start of Season: 2,636 Daunte Culpepper, 2001
Old Record: 2,592 Daunte Culpepper, 2000

Most Consecutive Games With a TD Pass: 24 Daunte Culpepper, 9/10/00-11/19/01
Old Record: 15 Brad Johnson, 11/3/96-10/12/97

Longest Non-Scoring QB Run, Game: 33 Daunte Culpepper, 10/14/01
Old Record: 27 Daunte Culpepper, 10/9/00

Highest Completion Percentage, Season: 64.2 Daunte Culpepper, 2001
Ties Record: 64.2 Fran Tarkenton, 1975

Consecutive Games 60.0-Plus Completion Percentage: 5 Daunte Culpepper, 9/23/01-10/21/01
Ties Record: 5 Brad Johnson, 11/17/96-12/15/96

Most Consecutive 100-Yard Games Passing: 27 Daunte Culpepper, 9/3/00-12/2/01
Old Record: 25 Tommy Kramer, 9/20/81-9/8/83

Most Yards Passing After First 4 Games: 1,123 Daunte Culpepper, 2001
Old Record: 1,088 Randall Cunningham, 1999

Most Receptions By a QB In a Game: 1 Daunte Culpepper vs. Tampa Bay, 10/28/01
Ties Record: 1 Kramer, Gannon, Johnson, Cunningham

Cris Carter (13 Total)
Most Games Played By a WR, Career: 188 Cris Carter, 1990-2001
Old Record: 172 Cris Carter, 1990-2000

Most Games Started By a WR, Career: 177 Cris Carter, 1990-2001
Old Record: 161 Cris Carter, 1990-2000

Most Consecutive Games Played By a WR: 144 Cris Carter, 9/3/93-1/7/02
Old Record: 128 Cris Carter, 9/3/93-12/24/00

Most Consecutive Games Started By a WR: 144 Cris Carter, 9/3/93-1/7/02
Old Record: 128 Cris Carter, 9/3/93-12/24/00

Most Receptions, Career: 1,004 Cris Carter, 1990-01
Old Record: 931 Cris Carter, 1990-00

Most Receiving Yards, Career: 12,383 Cris Carter, 1990-01
Old Record: 11,512 Cris Carter, 1990-00

Most Total Touchdowns, Career: 110 Cris Carter, 1990-01
Old Record: 104 Cris Carter, 1990-00

Most Receiving Touchdowns, Career: 110 Cris Carter, 1990-01
Old Record: 104 Cris Carter, 1990-00

Most 20-Plus Yard Receptions, Career: 100 Cris Carter, 1990-01
Old Record: 89 Cris Carter, 1990-00

Most Seasons 50-Plus Receptions, Career: 11 Cris Carter, 1990-01
Old Record: 10 Cris Carter, 1990-00

Most Consecutive Seasons 50-Plus Receptions, Career: 11 Cris Carter, 1990-01
Old Record: 10 Cris Carter, 1990-00

Most Games 100 Yards Receiving, Career: 40 Cris Carter, 1990-01
Old Record: 39 Cris Carter, 1990-00

Most Combined Net Yards, Career: 12,407 Cris Carter, 1990-01
Old Record: 11,532 Cris Carter, 1990-00

Randy Moss (12 Total)
Most Consecutive Games With a 60-Plus Yard Reception: 3 Randy Moss, 12/2/01-12/16/01
Old Record: 2 Charley Ferguson, 11/4/62-11/11/62

Most Receiving Yards in 3 Consecutive Games: 446 Randy Moss, 12/2/01-12/16/01
Old Record: 422 Randy Moss, 11/22/98-12/6/98

Most Receiving Yards in 5 Consecutive Games: 642 Randy Moss, 11/19/01-12/16/01
Old Record: 610 Randy Moss, 11/15/98-12/13/98

Most Receiving Yards in 6 Consecutive Games: 737 Randy Moss, 11/11/01-12/16/01
Old Record: 696 Cris Carter, 11/5/95-12/9/95

Most Receiving Yards in 7 Consecutive Games: 786 Randy Moss, 10/28/01-12/16/01
Old Record: 784 Cris Carter, 11/5/95-12/18/95

Fewest Games to Reach 5,000 Yards Receiving, Career: 59 Randy Moss, 1998-01
Old Record: 78 Anthony Carter, 1985-90

Most Seasons 1,000 Yards Receiving, Start of Career: 4 Randy Moss, 1998-01
Old Record: 3 Randy Moss, 1998-00

Most 60-Plus Yard Receptions, Career: 12 Randy Moss, 1998-01
Old Record: 9 Randy Moss, 1998-00

Most 50-Plus Yard Receptions, Career: 19 Randy Moss, 1998-01
Old Record: 15 Randy Moss, 1998-00

Most Consecutive Games With a 50-Plus Yard Receptions: 3 Randy Moss, 12/2/01-12/16/01
Ties Record: 3 Paul Flatley, 11/10/63-11/28/63

Most 40-Plus Yard Receptions, Career: 34 Randy Moss, 1998-01
Old Record: 30 Randy Moss, 1998-00

Most Games With 3 TDs Receiving, Career: 4 Randy Moss, 1998-01
Old Record: 3 Cris Carter, 1990-01

Todd Bouman (5 Total)
Most Passing Touchdowns, First Career Start: 4 Todd Bouman vs. Tennessee, 12/9/01
Old Record: 3 Jeff George vs. San Francisco, 10/24/99

Most Passing Yards, First Career Start: 348 Todd Bouman vs. Tennessee, 12/9/01
Old Record: 281 Joe Kapp vs. St. Louis, 10/8/67

Highest Completion Percentage, First Career Start: 67.7 Todd Bouman vs. Tennessee, 12/9/01
Old Record: 67.6 Sean Salisbury vs. L.A. Rams, 12/29/92

Highest QB Rating, First Career Start: 131.5 Todd Bouman vs. Tennessee, 12/9/01
Old Record: 105.6 Steve Dils vs. Washington, 11/2/80

Most Consecutive Games With a 60-Plus Yard TD Pass: 3 Todd Bouman, 12/2/01-12/16/01
Old Record: 2 Fran Tarkenton, 11/4/62-11/11/62

Nate Jacquet (5 Total)
Most Kickoff Returns In a Game: 9 Nate Jacquet vs. Philadelphia, 11/11/01
Old Record: 8 Troy Walters 12/17/00 Last time

Most Kickoff Return Yards In a Game: 237 Nate Jacquet vs. Philadelphia, 11/11/01
Old Record: 216 Robert Smith vs. Detroit, 12/17/94

Most Combined Kick Returns In a Game: 11 Nate Jacquet vs. Chicago, 11/25/01
Old Record: 10 Robert Miller '78, Jimmy Edwards ’79, Darrin Nelson ’84

Most Combined Kick Return Yards In a Game: 237 Nate Jacquet vs. Philadelphia, 11/11/01
Old Record: 217 Jimmy Edwards vs. Chicago, 10/21/79

Fewest Games To Reach 1,000 Combined Kick Return Yards: 9 Nate Jacquet, 2001
Old Record: 12 Eddie Payton ’80, David Palmer ’98

Spergon Wynn (4 Total)
Most Pass Attempts, First Game Played: 39 Spergon Wynn vs. Jacksonville, 12/23/01
Old Record: 37 Warren Moon vs. Green Bay, 9/4/94

Most Pass Completions, First Game Played: 24 Spergon Wynn vs. Jacksonville, 12/23/01
Old Record: 20 Warren Moon vs. Green Bay, 9/4/94

Most Consecutive Pass Completions, First Game Played: 10 Spergon Wynn vs. Jacksonville, 12/23/01
Old Record: 6 Jim McMahon vs. L.A. Raiders, 9/5/93

Most Consecutive Pass Completions, First Half: 10 Spergon Wynn vs. Jacksonville, 12/23/01
Old Record: 8 Tommy Kramer vs. Tampa Bay, 9/18/83

Chris Walsh (2 Total)
Most Special Teams Tackles, Career: 129 Chris Walsh, 1994-01
Old Record: 120 Walker Lee Ashley, 1983-88, ’90

Most Opponent Onside Kick Recoveries, Career: 5 Chris Walsh, 1994-01
Old Record: 4 Stu Voigt, 1970-80

Travis Prentice (2 Total)
Rushing Touchdown on First Attempt: Travis Prentice vs. Detroit, 10/14/01
Old Record: Stu Voigt ’72, Steve Jordan ’84, James Brim ’87

Rushing Touchdown on First Attempt From Scrimmage: Travis Prentice vs. Detroit, 10/14/01
Old Record: Never Happened

Michael Bennett (2 Total)
Rookie RB To Start Season Opener: Michael Bennett, 2001
Ties Record: Darrin Nelson ’82, D.J. Dozier ’87

Longest Reception By a RB: 80t Michael Bennett vs. Pittsburgh, 12/2/01
Old Record: 76t Bill Brown vs. Los Angeles, 11/19/72

Gary Anderson (1 Total)
Most Consecutive Games With a PAT: 54 Gary Anderson, 9/6/98-10/21/01
Old Record: 51 Fred Cox, 9/15/63-11/13/66


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