Record-Seekers vs. Raiders

The Vikings weren't expected to set any records against the Raiders, but thanks to a couple of trick plays and another solid rushing performance, there were a few players making their marks on the franchise record books.


  • Visanthe Shiancoe set a record for longest reception by a tight end in team history with his 79-yard catch off a pass from wide receiver Sidney Rice. The catch broke Steve Jordan's previous mark of 68 yards and was easily Shiancoe's career longest (his previous best was 25 yards).

  • Rice's pass to Shiancoe set a team record for longest pass thrown by a non-quarterback, easily besting running back Alfred Anderson's 43-yard touchdown pass to Dwight Collins in 1984.

  • Rice moved into second place in team history for most yards passing in a season by a non-quarterback, as he finished the game with 94 passing yards, including a 15-yard pass to Troy Williamson later in the game. Anderson had 95 yards passing in 1984. Rice's yardage was a single-game record for most passing yards by a non-quarterback.

  • Shiancoe's 79-yard reception was the second-longest in the series between the two teams. Jake Reed had an 82-yard touchdown reception against the Raiders in 1996.

  • The last time the Vikings scored a safety prior to Sunday was against the Falcons in 2003.

  • Chester Taylor's 164 yards moved him into second place for most yards gained after the first two seasons as a Viking. Michael Bennett leads that category with 1,978 yards from 2001-02 and Taylor now has 1,684 yards. Chuck Foreman had 1,578 yards from 1973-74.

  • Taylor moved into a second-place tie for most 100-yard games after the first two seasons with five (Adrian Peterson already has five this season). Michael Bennett had seven 100-yard games after two years in purple and Mewelde Moore had four from 2004-05.

  • Taylor's 164 yards rushing is the most in the series history, easily topping Leroy Hoard's previous mark of 108 yards in 1996.

  • Taylor's three rushing touchdowns were also the most in the series history. He became the 10th Viking to have three rushing touchdowns in a game. He and Peterson are the first duo to each have three-touchdown games in the same season.

  • Taylor's 164 yards were the second-most in his career. He had 169 last year against the Seattle Seahawks.

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