Record-Seekers vs. Seahawks

Chester Taylor set a team record and tied another team record Sunday with his performance in Seattle, and the Vikings had some other interesting marks written into their franchise history.


  • Chester Taylor's 95-yard touchdown set a team record for the longest run in team history. It eclipsed Michael Bennett's 85-yard touchdown run against Tampa Bay in 2002 and Clinton Jones' 80-yarder against Chicago in 1969.

  • Taylor's touchdown run also ranks tied for eighth-longest in NFL history. Tony Dorsett's 99-yard run against the Vikings in 1983 still holds the record, followed by Ahman Green (98 yards in 2002), Andy Uram (97 in 1939), Bob Gage (97 in 1949), Jim Spavital (96 in 1950), Bob Hoernschmeyer (96 in 1950) and Garrison Hearst (96 in 1998). Taylor is tied with Tiki Barber (95 in 2005).

  • This is the first time in team history that the Vikings have thrown two touchdowns in the same season by a non-quarterback – with running back Mewelde Moore and kicker Ryan Longwell each throwing one this season. Moore's on Sunday was his first career touchdown pass. He is the first Vikings running back to throw a touchdown since Keith Henderson in 1992, and only the sixth in team history. He joins Henderson, Darrin Nelson, D.J. Dozier, Alfred Anderson and Tommy Mason.

  • Kevin Williams' touchdown return was the second of his career, and he tied a team record for shortest fumble return for a score. Williams, Ben Leber (2006), Al Noga (1990), Chris Martin (1989) and Jim Lindsey (1971) have all recovered fumbles in the end zone for the Vikings.

  • This was only the fourth time in team history that the Vikings defense scored a touchdown on an opponent fumble return in two consecutive games. The Vikings also did that in 1997, 1992 and 1970.

  • Chester Taylor's 169 yards rushing gave him his third 100-yard rushing game of the season, which ties a team record for most in a player's first season with the Vikings. Chuck Former also had three 100-yard games in 1973. Taylor's 169 yards rushing are a career high and tie him for sixth-most in team history for a single game.

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