Record-Seekers vs. Giants

The Vikings had several team and league records broken Sunday with the incredible amount of returns for touchdowns, and Darren Sharper keeps moving up the team and league charts for single-season and career marks. Find out the top 11 chart-movers after the Vikings' big win.


1) This is the first time in NFL history that a team has scored on a kickoff, punt and an interception return in the same regular-season game in 86 seasons. The last time there were three returns for a touchdown in a Vikings game was by Detroit, which scored on a fumble, punt and a blocked field goal on Sept. 13, 1992.

2) This becomes only the second time in team history that the Vikings scored a touchdown by kickoff and punt returns in the same game, as Koren Robinson had an 86-yard kickoff return for a score and Mewelde Moore had a 71-yard punt return for a score. The other time was in 1999, when Randy Moss scored on a 64-yard punt return and Robert Tate scored on a 76-yard kickoff return against Kansas City.

3) Robinson becomes the 10th Viking to return a kickoff for a touchdown. Ironically, three of the 10 returned for touchdowns have been against the New York Giants—Clinton Jones in 1967 and the last occurrence with Moe Williams in 1999 prior to Robinson's return. Robinson's 86-yard return ranks as eighth longest in team history. Robinson also sets a new team mark for most kickoff return yards after nine games, surpassing Buster Rhymes. Rhymes had 682 yards after nine games in 1985 while Robinson has 763 so far this year.

4) Robinson's 39.5 average per kickoff return against the Giants ranks fifth best in team history for a single game.

5) Mewelde Moore's 71-yard punt return ranks eighth longest in team history. He becomes the eighth Viking to score a TD by a punt return. His 87 yards total rank eighth most in a game. His 29-yard average per return ranks second highest in team history for a single game behind Charlie West's 35.6-yard average on three returns against Washington in 1968.

6) Jermaine Wiggins' 42 yards receiving moves him past Bob Tucker's 1,045 and into ninth place among tight ends in team history. Ahead of him are Byron Chamberlain's 1,055 yards from 2001-03 and Jim Kleinsasser's 1,196 yards from 1999 to present.

7) Darren Sharper's 92-yard interception return for a TD was the third longest in team history behind Walker Lee Ashley's 94-yarder against Chicago in 1988 and Najee Mustafaa's 97-yarder against the Los Angeles Rams in 1991.

8) Sharper's 123 interception return yards give him a season total of 241 yards, which moves him into second place, trailing Jimmy Hitchcock's 1998 total by only 1 yard. Sharper becomes only the fifth Viking to reach the 200-yard mark in a season.

9) Sharper returned his seventh career interception for a touchdown, which ties him for sixth place in NFL history with four others: Otis Smith, Lem Barney, Herb Adderley, and Erich Barnes. Directly in front of him are Eric Allen with eight and Ken Houston, Aeneas Williams and Deion Sanders with nine each. Rod Woodson holds the NFL record with 12.

10) Sharper's three interceptions tie a team record with 11 others for most in a game. It was the first time a Viking had three since Brian Williams did it against Detroit on Nov. 11, 2003.

11) Sharper's 123 interception yards is a team record for a single game, as he becomes the first player in team history to reach 100 yards.

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