Record-Seekers vs. Jets

In a poor team performance, the Vikings' rush defense continued to look stout and Tarvaris Jackson registered in the top 10 in a few rookie categories as well.


  • Tarvaris Jackson's 60.9 completion percentage ranks fifth by a Vikings rookie and was the highest since Fran Tarkenton's 70.0 against Los Angeles in 1961. Tarkenton has the top four rookie percentages in franchise history.

  • Jackson's 23 attempts rank 10th by a Vikings rookie and is the most since Tommy Kramer's 34 vs. Oakland in 1977. Jackson's 14 completions rank eighth by a Vikings rookie and the most since the Oakland game in 1977. Jackson's 177 yards is also the best by a rookie since Kramer's performance.

  • The Vikings defense ranks fourth in rushing yards allowed after 14 games in a season in the NFL's 87-year history. The Vikings have currently surrendered 771 yards. The 16-game record is 970 by Baltimore in 2000.

  • The Vikings are currently third in rushing average allowed per game at 54 yards per contest. The record is 47 yards allowed per game.

  • Vikings are tied for the seventh-lowest rushing average allowed per carry in NFL history. The Vikings are allowing 2.7 yards per carry, which is tied for first since the 16-game schedule started. Baltimore (2000) and San Diego (1998) are the others tied with Minnesota.

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