Record-seekers vs. Bears

Brett Favre continues his assault on the Vikings and NFL record books and they aren't all longevity records. He is having one of the most impressive seasons in Vikings history. Percy Harvin, Visanthe Shiancoe and Adrian Peterson were also putting their names in the books Sunday.


  • Brett Favre is the first player in NFL history to reach 500 career regular-season touchdowns (passing and rushing). He now has 502 (488 passing and 14 rushing) and the next closest player is Dan Marino at 429. Former Viking Fran Tarkenton had 374.

  • Favre had a season-high 392 yards, the fourth-most in his career.

  • Favre enters the team's top 10 for most touchdown passes thrown in a season. He has 24 so far, good for a ninth-place tie with Tommy Kramer (1986). Daunte Culpepper owns the record with 39 in 2004.

  • Favre's three touchdown passes is a franchise record for the most thrown in a Viking's first season with the team. Jeff George had 23 in his first season (1999) with the Vikings.

  • Favre set a team record for fewest games needed to reach 10 wins, getting there in 11 games.

  • Favre tied a team record for most wins in a player's first season with the Vikings, surpassing Warren Moon's nine from 1994.

  • Favre tied a team record for most games in a season without an interception thrown (20 attempts minimum) with his eighth game without a pick. Moon (1995) and Culpepper (2004) also accomplished that eight times.

  • Favre ties a team record with four consecutive games with a passer rating of 100 or better, joining Daunte Culppeper (2004) on that list.

  • Favre ties a team record for eight game with a passer rating of 100 or better. He joins Randall Cunningham (1998) and Culpepper (2000 and 2004).

  • Favre played in his 282nd consecutive game, tying Jim Marshall for the most consecutive games played in NFL history by a position player. Punter Jeff Feagles holds the current NFL record with 347.

  • Favre becomes only the sixth Vikings QB to throw for 1,000 yards in the month of November. His total of 1,193 ranks seventh in team history.

  • Favre's three touchdown passes give him 12 in November, second place in team history for the month. Moon had 14 in November 1995

  • The Vikings won their 50th game when a Vikings QB has thrown for 300+ yards. Favre is 3-1 in that situation this year.

  • Adrian Peterson tied a career high with his 12th rushing touchdown this season. The team record is 13, held by Terry Allen (1992) and Chuck Foreman twice (1975 and 1976).

  • Peterson's rushing total after the first 11 games of a season ranks third-best in team history. He goes over 1,000 yards for the third straight season. He has 1,084 yards this season after getting 85 against the Bears on Sunday.

  • Longwell set a team record for most career field goals of 50 yards or more. He has nine, surpassing Fuad Reveiz's eight from 1990-95.

  • Ryan Longwell becomes only the eighth player in team history to reach 400 career points with his 12 points on Sunday.

  • Percy Harvin had a career-high 101 yards receiving and the first 100-yard game receiving of his NFL career.

  • Harvin's 35-yard run was his career long and the 10th-longest in team history among wide receivers. The last time a WR had a scrimmage run of 35 yards or more was Anthony Carter vs. San Francisco in 1991.

  • Harvin moves into a fourth-place tie for most rookie touchdowns in a season. Randy Moss had 17 in 1998 and Adrian Peterson is second on the list with 13 in 2007. Harvin has seven so far this season.

  • Jared Allen intercepted his first pass as a Viking and the second of his career.

  • Visanthe Shiancoe tied a team record for most receiving touchdowns by a tight end in a season. He and Joe Senser (1981) both have eight.

  • Shiancoe's receiving touchdown gives him 16 for his Vikings career, moving him into a third-place tie in team history among tight ends. Steve Jordan (1982-94) holds the record with 28 and Stu Voigt (1970-80) is second. Shiancoe is tied with Senser (1979-84) in third place.

  • This is the Vikings' first 10-1 start since 1998, and only their fifth overall (1969, 1973, 1975, 1998 and 2009).

  • The Vikings' 24 points scored in the second quarter is the most since 1999. They scored 28 points then against San Diego and also accomplished that against San Francisco in 1963 and Atlanta in 1968.

  • The Vikings have now scored 30 points or more seven times this season, second-most in team history. The team record is 11 times, accomplished in 1998.

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