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Game Notes: Vikings 23, Bears 10

• Ryan Quigley tied an NFL record with zero (0) punts for touchback in a single season (NFL Minimum 40).

1t) 0 Ryan Quigley, Minnesota, 2017 (71)

1t) 0 Sav Rocca, Washington, 2013 (84)

• Ryan Quigley set a team record with zero (0) punts for touchback in a single season (Minimum 40).

1) 0 Ryan Quigley, 2017 (71) Led NFL

2t) 2 Greg Coleman, 1984 (82) Led NFL

2t) 2 Chris Kluwe, 2012 (72)

2t) 2 Bobby Walden, 1967 (75) Led NFL

• The Vikings have now defeated Chicago for the 60th time in the series. Overall record is now 60-52-2 (37-21 at home).

• The Vikings had their best division record of 5-1 since 2015.

• The Vikings finished with their 2nd best record for most regular season wins.

1) 15-1-0 in 1998

2) 13-3-0 in 2017

3) 12-4-0 in 2009

4) 12-2-0 in 1975

5) 12-2-0 in 1973

6) 12-2-0 in 1970

7) 12-2-0 in 1969

• The Vikings have now played Chicago on week 16 six (6) times, all at home, and are now 5-1.

1) 12/19/1988 W 28-27

2) 01/01/2006 W 34-10

3) 01/01/2012 L 13-17

4) 12/28/2014 W 13-9

5) 01/01/2017 W 38-10

6) 12/31/2017 W 23-10

• Adam Thielen tied a team record for drawing most penalties (pass interference/illegal contact/defensive holding) in a single season.

1t) 11 Jake Reed, 1999

1t) 11 Adam Thielen, 2017

• Brian Robison moves into a tie with Kevin Williams for 9th place all-time in career sacks with 60.

• Stefon Diggs reached 200 receptions in the fewest Viking career games.

1) 40 Stefon Diggs, 2015-17

2t) 42 Percy Harvin, 2009-11

2t) 42 Randy Moss, 1998-2000

• Stefon Diggs moves past Anthony Carter (2,429), and into 4th place for most receiving yards in first three seasons.

1) 4,163 Randy Moss, 1998-2000

2) 2,625 Percy Harvin, 2009-11 3) 2,520 John Gilliam, 1972-744) 2,472 Stefon Diggs, 2015-17

• Marcus Sherels tied a team record for most punt returns vs. the Bears in a career.

1t) 21 Marcus Sherels, 2010-17

1t) 21 Eddie Payton, 1980-82

• Marcus Sherels set a team record for most punt returns vs. the Bears in a single season.

1) 10 Marcus Sherels, 2017

2) 8 Leo Lewis, 1988

• Marcus Sherels tied a team record for most punt returns vs. the Bears in a single game.

1t) 7 Marcus Sherels, 12/31/2017

1t) 7 Nate Jacquet, 11/25/2001

• Marcus Sherels set a team record for most punt return yards vs. the Bears in a career.

1) 258 Marcus Sherels, 2010-17

2) 237 David Palmer, 1994-2000

• Adam Thielen ends the season ranking 7th in a single season for most receptions and a career best.

1) 122 Cris Carter, 1995

2) 122 Cris Carter, 1994 (led NFL)

3) 111 Randy Moss, 2003

4) 106 Randy Moss, 2002 (led NFC)

5) 96 Cris Carter, 2000

6) 96 Cris Carter, 1996

7) 91 Adam Thielen, 2017

• Adam Thielen's career-best 1,276 receiving yards, ranks 9th in a single season.

1) 1,632 Randy Moss, 2003

2) 1,437 Randy Moss, 2000

3) 1,413 Randy Moss, 1999 (led NFC)

4) 1,371 Cris Carter, 1995

5) 1,347 Randy Moss, 2002 (led NFC)

6) 1,320 Jake Reed, 1996

7) 1,313 Randy Moss, 1998

8) 1,312 Sidney Rice, 2009

9) 1,276 Adam Thielen, 2017

• Ryan Quigley tied for 3rd highest in net punting average for a Viking single season.√

1) 41.8 Bobby Walden, 1964 (led NFL)

2) 39.9 Chris Kluwe, 2012

3t) 39.2 Ryan Quigley, 2017

3t) 39.2 Jeff Locke, 2013

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