Record-seekers vs. Lions

You know Brett Favre broke the NFL record for consecutive starts, but he also broke a franchise record with his passing performance in Detroit. Other record seekers from the Detroit game include Percy Havin, Adrian Peterson, Ryan Longwell, Chad Greenway and Visanthe Shiancoe.


  • Brett Favre set an NFL record for most consecutive games started at 271 from 1992-2009. He broke the record previously held by former Vikings DE Jim Marshall from 1961-1979. Next on the list was former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff at 240 from 1962-78.

  • Favre set a team record for highest completion percentage in a single game. Hitting on 23 of 27 passes, Favre completed 85.2 percent of his passes, besting Randall Cunningham's previous mark of 84.0 percent against Tampa Bay on Nov. 1, 1998. Fran Tarkenton was next on the list at 83.9 percent against Seattle in 1976.

  • Percy Harvin tied a team record for most consecutive games with a TD at the start of a season by a rookie. He has a touchdown catch in each of his first two games, tying Sammy White's record to start the 1976 season.

  • Adrian Peterson tied a team record for most rushing touchdowns through the first two weeks of a season. He has four now, tying him with Chuck Foreman's start to the 1974 season.

  • Peterson becomes the fifth player in team history to reach 1,000 yards rushing in the month of September in a Vikings career. Robert Smith holds the monthly mark with 2,083 in Septembers from 1993-2000. Peterson could jump into third place on the list (over Bill Brown's 1,097 and Chuck Foreman's 1,212) with a 138-yard effort next Sunday against San Francisco.

  • Peterson set a team record for most rushing yards through the first two games of a season. He has 272 yards, which is only three yards better than Robert Smith's start to the 1998 season.

  • Chad Greenway had his first career two-interception game. That ties him with eight other players for third place by a linebacker. Jack Del Rio (against Detroit on Dec. 5, 1993) and Roy Winston (against San Francisco on Oct. 25, 1964) had three interceptions in a game.

  • Ryan Longwell became the 21st player in NFL history to reach 300 career field goals made, tying Matt Bahr (1979-95) and Mark Moseley (1970-86).

  • Longwell moved into the NFL's top 20 in scoring with 1,389 career points. He surpassed Moseley's 1,382 points for 20th place.

  • Visanthe Shiancoe's touchdown moves him into a sixth-place tie with Andrew Glover (1997-99) for career touchdowns by a Vikings tight end. Steve Jordan holds the franchise's positional record with 28 touchdowns from 1982-94.

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