Several Vikings Alter Team Record Book On Sunday

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 4, 2010 – 3:12 pm

On Saturday in this space we, with the help of Vikings assistant director of public relations Tom West, enumerated several current Vikings who were on the verge of breaking team records with one game remaining in the regular season.

So now that the regular season has concluded, let’s take a look at how those players did in their pursuit of team/personal records on Sunday…

– The 2009 Vikings did become just the 3rd team in franchise history to tally a perfect 8-0 record at home.

– With their win on Sunday, the Vikings collected their 22nd over the past 2 seasons, which is 1 win better than the New England Patriots, who lost to Houston on Sunday. The 22 Vikings wins over the past 2 seasons is 2nd only to the Indianapolis Colts, who came out on the winning end of games a total of 26 times since 2008.

– With 81 total yards on Sunday, rookie WR Percy Harvin broke the team’s rushing/receiving/return yardage mark that was held by Herschel Walker. Harvin finished with 2,081 all-purpose yards to break Walker’s previous record of 2,051, which was set in 1990.

– On the Vikings 1st offensive possession, Harvin motioned into the backfield from the slot and took a handoff from QB Brett Favre. Harvin then dashed 22 yards to the 1-yardline. That 22-yard run broke the Vikings rookie yardage record, which was held by teammate Adrian Peterson (2,021 yards in 2007).

– Peterson, by the way, found the endzone on Sunday and tallied his 18th TD of the season. That mark places him alone in 2nd place for TDs in a season, behind only Chuck Foreman’s 22-TD effort in 1975. Going into Sunday’s game, Peterson had 17 TDs and was tied with WRs Cris Carter and Randy Moss.

– Favre, who didn’t throw an INT on Sunday, set a new career-low in INTs with 7 and he set a new team record for lowest INT percentage (number of INTs compared to attempts). The veteran gunslinger’s previous low for INTs in a season was 13, set in 1995 and 1996. Favre also set a new Vikings record for the most games in a season not throwing an INT with 10, boasting a 9-1 record in those games.

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15 Responses to “Several Vikings Alter Team Record Book On Sunday”

  1. By FAVRENGENACE on Jan 4, 2010 | Reply


  2. By FAVREVENGE on Jan 4, 2010 | Reply


  3. By chris on Jan 4, 2010 | Reply

    since the Timberwolves aren’t anywhere close to championship material i asked myself… Vikings Super Bowl or Twins World Series

  4. By Nate F. on Jan 4, 2010 | Reply

    do you think vikes should go for the following players
    Julius Peppers
    Shawn Merriman
    Osi Umenyiora
    Terell Owens
    Randy Moss (if his contract’s up)

    I really want to see this as a blog to hear people’s comments about it


  5. By Tony on Jan 4, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings should be focusing on replacing Favre. Tavaris is awful .

  6. By Jman on Jan 4, 2010 | Reply

    It would be great if we could get Moss back but Tony is right we need to get a quarter back when favre leaves. We have rice and harvin now and we know what they can do when we have a good quarter back

  7. By TOM S. on Jan 4, 2010 | Reply

    You showed everyone that the Vikings got a great player AND PERSON in picking YOU FIRST ROUND!!!You came in worked hard and didnt do anything but play GREAT FOOBALL ….From THE OLD CAR GUY NEIGHBOR in Florida..YOU DID IT !!!!

  8. By Purplepride1 on Jan 4, 2010 | Reply


  9. By Brendan on Jan 4, 2010 | Reply

    This is the best Vikings team I’ve seen in my lifetime. I like their chances for a super bowl. I trust the Childress regime to make excellent personnel decisions this offseason regardless of how the playoffs work out. Their only “miss” in first day picks could be TJack and they’ve uncovered several late round gems. Pat Williams, Favre, and Winfield are the players that they need to groom replacements for in addition to possibly upgrading to a more versatile MLB.

  10. By PAVikesFan on Jan 4, 2010 | Reply

    ‘Nate’…I wouldnt go after any of them…Peppers is going to command a HUGE payday, and plus he’s on the back nine of his career, and so are TO and Moss. Merriman and Umenyiora are coming off knee injuries and this year both of them have not been the same. It would be a big chance if we gambled on them.

  11. By FanForEver on Jan 5, 2010 | Reply

    I like Jasper Brinkley at MLB, he has only played what 5 games and he is coming out of almost every game with the most tackles….he is playing like a 3 or 4 year veteran…Give the guy some time and he’ll be flying all over the place. I have yet to see any big plays break out because he missed an assignment. I’ve got quite a bit of faith in Jackson as well…I know no one really likes him, but watching him in training camp this year he was excellent, his first year he had a lot of outside stress to deal with and he has since been getting into the groove. I think if he gets the timing down with the receivers he will at least be in the top 50% of the quarterbacks in the league. He’s shown a lot of promise last year and this year compared to his first season….he is definately developing well, Just give him another shot….I bet everyone will be amazed at what he can do.

  12. By Nakia2828 on Jan 5, 2010 | Reply


  13. By rap99 on Jan 5, 2010 | Reply

    FAN, we have seen that ej”s injury has hurt us alot. brinkley has been put on the spot, not many rookies could handle this job and he is out of his element right now. as for TJ he blows, he has not been close to top 50% of QB’s in the league, he has shown NO improvement since his 1st game, he has been near the bottom of the league in stats when he has played, if we go back to TJ, the vikes will NOT be legit contenders. 08 is this you?

  14. By Nate F. on Jan 5, 2010 | Reply

    ‘PAVikesFan’ Thanks for your comment. But we seriously need help in the secondary. Letting Sharper go was a mistake on our part but who do you suggest we should go after in terms of the secondary and possibly another pash rusher because Jared Allen can’t do it all by himself unless of course we’re facing Green Bay

  15. By gary on Jan 5, 2010 | Reply

    with ej hurt u better get another line backer just in case
    My op think id get rid of one of the back up Qbs,
    Talk brett in to playing a few more years as he looks good to me
    maybe shorten his camp,!

    Defence needs help though in the backfield
    What about bob sanders as indy not going to sign him because hes always hurt but im from indy and that boy makes their dfence

    Also as everyone worried about farve throwing a pick to lose the game if it happens it happens!!if running game doesnt work and defence not that good covering the pass you have to throw it !!or would you just put tjack and peterson back there and not have chance!!Give him the keys and see if they can pull it off!!

    I live in indy and mannings great hes lost many too with ints but you have to give the keys to the driver of your team and see what happens good or bad and not have a chance at all!!

    Teams kinda the same (except ap better than idai )But colts have 2 awesome ends,But niether have backers
    So you want to put the game in the offences hands and hope your d can make one or 2 big plays or stops
    Farve and Manning
    sounds like fun

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