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Game Notes: Saints 30, Vikings 20

· Vikings are 22-12 vs. New Orleans all-time and at home are 14-4.

· Adam Thielen set team record for most receptions in the month of October.

1) 34 Adam Thielen, 2018

2) 33 Cris Carter, 1994

 3t) 30 Percy Harvin, 2012

 3t) 30 Cris Carter, 1999

· Adam Thielen set a NFL record for most 100+ yard games receiving to start a season in each of the first 8 games.

1) 8 Adam Thielen, Minnesota, 9/9/18 - 10/28/2018

2) 7 Charley Hennigan, Houston, 9/24/61 - 11/5/1961

· Adam Thielen has tied an NFL record for most consecutive 100 yard games receiving in NFL history.

1t) 8 Calvin Johnson, Detroit, 11/4/12 - 12/22/2012

1t) 8 Adam Thielen, Minnesota, 9/9/18 - 10/28/2018

3t) 7 Demaryius Thomas, Denver, 10/5/14 - 11/16/2014

3t) 7 Michael Irvin, Dallas, 9/17/95 - 11/6/1995

3t) 7 Charley Hennigan, Houston, 9/24/61 - 11/5/1961

· Adam Thielen set a team record for most receiving yards in the first 8 games start of a season.

* 1) 925 Adam Thielen, 2018*

  2) 878 Randy Moss, 2003

· Adam Thielen set a team record for most receiving yards in 8 consecutive games.

* 1) 925* Adam Thielen, 9/9/18 - 10/28/2018

  2) 878 Randy Moss, 9/7/03 - 11/2/2003

  3) 864 Sidney Rice, 10/11/09 - 12/6/2009

· Stefon Diggs moved into 9th place for most 100 yard games receiving in a career.

1) 41 Randy Moss, 1998-2004, 2010 (29-12)

2) 40 Cris Carter, 1990-2001 (30-10)

3) 22 Anthony Carter, 1985-93 (12-10)

4) 18 Jake Reed, 1991-99, 2001 (7-11)

5) 15 Adam Thielen, 2014-18 (9-5-1)

6) 13 Sammy White, 1976-86 (6-6-1)

7) 13 John Gilliam, 1972-75 (12-1)

8) 13 Ahmad Rashad, 1976-82 (8-5)

9t) 9 Percy Harvin, 2009-12 (4-5)

9t) 9 Stefon Diggs, WR, 2015-18 (5-3-1)

· Adam Thielen tied a team record for most 100 yard games receiving in a season.

1t) 8 Randy Moss, 2003 (5-3)

  1t) 8 Randy Moss, 2000 (6-2)

* 1t) 8 Adam Thielen, 2018 (4-3-1)*

· Adam Thielen moves into second place in the NFL all-time for consecutive games with 100 yards receiving and a touchdown in each game.

1)  6 Bill Groman, Houston, 10/13/61 - 12/10/1961

2t) 5 Patrick Jeffers, Carolina, 12/5/1999 - 1/2/2000

2t) 5 Adam Thielen, Minnesota, 9/27/18 - 10/28/2018

4t) 4 Calvin Johnson, Detroit, 11/11/12 - 12/2/2012

4t) 4 Randy Moss, New England, 9/9/07 - 10/1/2007

· Holton Hill started his first career game at CB. Last free agent undrafted rookie CB to start a game was Charles Gordon in 2006.

· Kirk Cousins 31 passing completions vs. New Orleans in a single game ranks 2nd most.

1) 33 Warren Moon, 11/6/1994

2) 31 Kirk Cousins, 10/28/2018

· Kirk Cousins passing completion vs. New Orleans in a single game ranks 3rd highest.

1) 84.4 Sam Bradford, 9/11/2017

2) 78.1 Warren Moon, 11/19/1995

3) 75.6 Kirk Cousins, 10/28/2018

· Kirk Cousins passing yards vs. New Orleans in a single game ranks 4th most.

1) 425 Daunte Culpepper, 10/17/2004

2) 420 Warren Moon, 11/6/1994

3) 361 Wade Wilson, 12/21/1986

4) 359 Kirk Cousins, 10/28/2018

· The WR duo of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen become the 6th to reach 500 combined career receptions.

1) 1,294 Cris Carter 881, Jake Reed 413, 1990-99, 2001

2)    735 Ahmad Rashad 400, Sammy White 335, 1976-82

3)   645 Cris Carter 337, Randy Moss 308, 1998-2001

4)    597 Anthony Carter 375, Hassan Jones 222, 1986-92

5)    544 Cris Carter 426, Qadry Ismail 118, 1993-96

6)   512 Stefon Diggs 258, Adam Thielen 254, 2015-18

· Kirk Cousins set a team record for most passing yards in first 8 games at the start of any season. Here is the list of 2,000 yards after eight games.

1) 2,521 Kirk Cousins, 9/9/18 - 10/28/2018

2) 2,349 Daunte Culpepper, 9/12/04 - 11/8/2004

  3) 2,056 Warren Moon, 9/4/94 - 10/30/1994

  4) 2,009 Daunte Culpepper, 9/8/02 - 11/3/2002

  5) 2,000 Brad Johnson, 8/31/97 - 10/26/1997

· Kirk Cousins set a team record for most passing yards in 8 consecutive games.

1) 2,521 Kirk Cousins, 9/9/18 - 10/28/2018

  2) 2,470 Daunte Culpepper, 9/20/04 - 11/14/2004

  3) 2,390 Warren Moon, 10/30/94 - 12/17/1994

· Kirk Cousins tied a team record and becomes the 5th Vikings QB to have 100+ completions in the month of October.

1t) 110 Daunte Culpepper, 2004

  1t) 110 Kirk Cousins, 2018

   3) 105 Warren Moon, 1995

   4) 104 Case Keenum, 2017

   5) 102 Warren Moon, 1994

· Stefon Diggs moves past Ahmad Rashad's 250 for most receptions in first 4 seasons.

  1) 308 Randy Moss, 1998-2001

  2) 280 Percy Harvin, 2009-12

  3) 267 Rickey Young, 1978-81

* 4)* 258 Stefon Diggs, 2015-17

  5) 250 Ahmad Rashad, 1976-79

· Adam Thielen set a team record for most receptions in the first 8 games start of a season.

*  1)  74 Adam Thielen, 2018*

   2t) 60 Percy Harvin, 2012

   2t) 60 Cris Carter, 1994

· Adam Thielen set a team record for most receptions in 8 consecutive games.

* 1) 74 Adam Thielen, 9/9/18 - 10/28/2018*

  2) 68 Cris Carter, 9/24/95 - 11/19/1995

  3) 66 Cris Carter, 9/18/94 - 11/13/1994

· Adam Thielen set an NFL record for most receptions in the first 8 games start of a season.

* 1) 74 Adam Thielen, Minnesota, 2018*

  2) 70 Julio Jones, Atlanta, 2015

  3) 69 Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis, 2002

· Stefon Diggs ranks tied for 2nd for fewest career games needed to reach 3,000 career receiving yards. He becomes the 16th Vikings player to achieve.

1)   36 Randy Moss, 1998-2000 NFC

2t) 48 Stefon Diggs, 2015-18

2t) 48 Anthony Carter, 1985-88

· Stefon Diggs moves into 3rd place for most 10+ reception games in a career.

1) 14 Cris Carter, 1990-2001 (10-4)

2)   8 Randy Moss, 1998-2004, 2010 (4-4)

3)   5 Stefon Diggs, 2015-18 (1-4)

4t) 4 Adam Thielen, 2012-18 (1-2-1)

4t) 4 Percy Harvin, 2009-12 (0-4)

· Harrison Smith becomes the 9th Vikings player to intercept 20 passes in first 7 seasons.

  1) 36 Paul Krause, 1968-74

  2) 27 Bobby Bryant, 1968-74

  3) 26 Ed Sharockman, 1962-68

  4) 25 Joey Browner, 1983-89

 5t) 22 Orlando Thomas, 1995-2001

 5t) 22 John Turner, 1978-83, 1985

  7) 21 Carl Lee, 1983-89

 8t) 20 Nate Wright, 1971-77

8t) 20 Harrison Smith, 2012-18

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