Record-seekers vs. Giants
GAME NOTES vs. N.Y. GIANTS
Visanthe Shiancoe finished the year with 11 touchdowns, tied for seventh in NFL history for a tight end. He is one of only 10 tight ends in league history to reach 10 touchdowns. Antonio Gates (2004) and Vernon Davis (2009) share the record with 13 touchdowns.
Shiancoe moved into ninth place for most receptions in a season by a Vikings TE. He finished with 56 receptions and became only the fifth TE in team history to reach 50 catches or more in a season.
This marked only the third time in team history that the Vikings went 8-0-0 at home, joining the 1989, 1998 and 2009 teams. They have gone undefeated four other times at home, but those were during the days of the 14-game schedule (1969, '70, '73 and '75).
Percy Harvin's 81 combined net yards set a single-season team record and rookie record. Harvin finished the season with 2,081 yards, besting Adrian Peterson's 2007 mark of 2,021 yards for a rookie and Hershel Walker's 1990 mark of 2,051 yards.
The Vikings' 31-0 lead at halftime tied a team record for highest margin at the half, a lead they reach five times previously. Their 44-0 lead after three quarters ranked second in team history to a 45-point lead they had against Dallas in 1970.
Peterson set a team record for most games in a season with a touchdown, as he scored in his 12th game of the year, besting the mark Randy Moss held previously.
Peterson's rushing touchdown gave him 40 for his career and moved him into a third-place tie all-time on the Vikings career list. He trails Chuck Foreman and Bill Brown, who each had 52, and is tied with Ted Brown.
Peterson moves into fifth place in the NFL all-time for rushing touchdowns after a player's first three seasons. Peterson's 40 TDs are tied with Jim Brown and trail Emmitt Smith (41), Barry Sanders (43), Eric Dickerson (44) and Earl Campbell (45).
Peterson ends the season with the top two spots for most rushing attempts in a season. He had 314 in 2009, trailing his 2008 tally of 363.
Peterson's 54 yards rushing moved him into third place for a season. He finished the season with 1,383 yards rushing, trailing Robert Smith's 1,521 from 2000 and Peterson's team record of 1,760 set last year.
Peterson and Chester Taylor's 16 combined rushing attempts gave them 408 for the year and moved them into a second-place tie by a running back tandem. They are the first tandem to reach 400 attempts twice. They own the record with 464 last year.
Peterson and Taylor's 66 combined rushing yards gave them 1,721 for the year and moved them into third place for a season by a running back tandem. They own the record with 2,159 in 2008 and had 2,100 in 2007.
The duo of Adrian Peterson and Sidney Rice ended the season with the second-most combined scrimmage yards in team history. They had 3,131, trailing the record set by Robert Smith and Randy Moss of 3,311 in 2000. Peterson had 1,819 and Rice had 1,312 this year.
Harvin ended the season with 60 receptions, second most by a Vikings rookie. Randy Moss holds the team rookie record with 69 catches in 1998.
Harvin's 22 rushing yards gives him 135 for the season, a team record for a wide receiver.
Brett Favre set an NFL record with 285 regular-season games started in a career, surpassing Jerry Rice's mark of 284.
Favre became the fifth QB in team history to start 16 games, joining Fran Tarkenton, Tommy Kramer, Warren Moon and Daunte Culpepper.
Favre became only the fourth quarterback in team history to reach 30 passing touchdowns in a season, joining Culpepper (39 in 2004 and 33 in 2000), Randall Cunningham (34 in 1998) and Moon (33 in 2000).
Favre became the first player in NFL history to reach 40 wins in games he has thrown for 300 yards or more.
Favre finished the season with 363 completions, fourth-most in Vikings history.
Favre became only the third Vikings QB to reach 4,000 passing yards in a season, joining Culpepper (4,717 in 2004) and Warren Moon (4,264 in 1994 and 4,228 in 1995). Favre finished with 4,202 yards.
Favre's season total of 4,202 passing yards was the third-most in his career. He had 4,413 in 1995 and 4,212 in 1998, both with Green Bay.
Favre finished the season with the second-highest completion percentage in team history. He completed 68.4 percent of his passes, second only to Culpepper's 69.2 mark in 2004.
Favre became only the third Vikings QB to finish a season with a passer rating of 100 or better. He finished at 107.2, second to Culpepper's 110.9 rating in 2004. Cunningham had a 106.0 rating in 1998.
Favre became the first quarterback in NFL history to have 100 games with a rating of 100 or better. He has a 91-9 record in those games. The next closest to Favre's mark is Peyton Manning, who has 64 games at 100 or better.
Favre tied a team record with his fourth win in a season when passing for 300 yards or more. Cunningham (1998) and Culpepper (2004) each accomplished that, with Cunningham have a 4-0 record in those games and Favre and Culpepper going 4-2 in their 300-yard efforts.
Favre tied a team record with six 300-yard games in a season, joining Moon (1994) and Culpepper (2004).
Favre set a team record for lowest interception percentage in a season, throwing an interception on 1.3 percent of his passes. That bested Brad Johnson (1.4) and Rich Gannon (1.7).
Favre tied a team record for most games in a season (14) with a completion percentage of 60 or better. Culpepper (2004) and Favre are the only two Vikings QBs to reach that level.
Favre became the first Vikings QB to have two top-10 performances for most passing yards in a half. He had 285 in the second half against Chicago last Monday night, good for fifth place and he had 271 in the first half Sunday, good for ninth place. The team record is 314 yards by Joe Kapp in the first half of a game against Baltimore in 1969.
Favre had three games with a completion percentage of 80 or better, a single-season and career record for the Vikings. Rich Gannon held the previous record, with two such games in a career and season (1992).
Ryan Longwell became only the second kicker in team history to reach 50 point-after-touchdowns. He had 54, trailing Gary Anderson's 1998 record of 59.
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