Record-seekers vs. Cowboys

The Vikings set or tied several team playoffs records with their performances Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Sidney Rice, Brett Favre and Ray Edwards led the way.

GAME NOTES vs. COWBOYS

The Vikings set several postseason records on Sunday against the Cowboys:

  • Sidney Rice tied an NFL postseason record for most receiving touchdowns in a game with three. He joins 14 other players.

  • Rice set a team record for most receiving touchdowns in a game with three. Randy Moss (three times), John Gilliam (two times), Sammy White and Cris Carter have caught two touchdowns in a Vikings postseason game.

  • Rice tied a team record for most points in a playoff game with 18, joining Leroy Hoard (Jan. 10, 1999) and Chuck Nelson (Jan. 9, 1988). He also tied the team record for most touchdowns in a playoff game, joining Hoard.

  • Brett Favre tied a team record for most passing touchdowns in a postseason game with four, joining Jeff George (Jan. 16, 2000) and Daunte Culpepper (Jan. 9, 2005).

  • Favre's 134.4 passer rating ranks second highest in team history to Culpepper's 137.1 on Jan. 9, 2005.

  • Favre set a team playoff record for highest touchdown percentage in a game at 16.7, besting Fran Tarkenton's record (14.2) against Washington on Dec. 18, 1976.

  • Ray Edwards tied a team record for most quarterback sacks in a playoff game with three, joining Carl Eller's Dec. 28, 1975 mark, also against Dallas.

  • Edwards tied a team record for most quarterback sacks in a postseason, joining Chris Doleman (1987), Carl Eller (1975) and Bob Lurtsema (1974).

  • Edwards set a team record for most sack yards in a playoff game with 23, best Jason Fisk's previous mark of 19 against Atlanta on Jan. 17, 1999.

  • Edwards set a team record for most sack yards in a postseason with 23, besting Lurtsema (1974) by one yard.

  • The Vikings set a team record for most sacks in a postseason game with six, breaking the mark of five against Dallas in 1975.

  • The Vikings' 31-point margin ranks second most in team playoff history. The record is 34 points against New Orleans on Jan. 3, 1988.

  • The Vikings defense set a team record for fewest points allowed in their 44th postseason game. Their three points surrendered against Dallas surpassed the previous mark of seven from postseason games on Dec. 26, 1977, Dec. 29, 1974 and Jan. 4, 1970.

  • The Vikings offense tied a team record for most passing touchdowns in a playoff game with four. That tied marks against Green Bay on Jan. 9, 2005 and St. Louis on Jan. 16, 2000.

  • This was the seventh postseason game vs. the Cowboys, which ties for most vs. any opponent. The Vikings have played the Rams seven times in the playoffs as well.

  • The Vikings improve their postseason to record to 19-25.


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