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Game Notes: Vikings 4-0 All-time Agianst Texans

• The Vikings improve their record to 4-0 vs. Houston.

• The last time the Vikings started 5-0 was 2009. This is their eighth time; 1973, 1974, 1975, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2009, and 2016.

• The last time the Vikings won 8 straight regular season games was 2002-03 before today. This is tied for the 6th longest streak in team history.

1) 13 12/01/1974 - 11/23/1975

2) 12 09/28/1969 - 12/14/1969

3) 10 12/20/1999 - 10/22/2000

4t) 9 09/16/1973 - 11/11/1973

4t) 9 11/08/1998 - 09/12/1999

6t) 8 12/21/1997 - 10/25/1998

6t) 8 12/15/2002 - 10/19/2003

6t) 8 12/20/2015 - 10/09/2016

• Marcus Sherels tied a team record for most combined kick return touchdowns in a career.

1t) 5 Percy Harvin, 2009-12 (5 kr, 0 pr)

1t) 5 Marcus Sherels, 2010-16 (0 kr, 5 pr)

• Marcus Sherels set a team record for most punt return touchdowns in a season.

1) 2 Marcus Sherels, 2016

2t) 1 Fourteen (14) times, last time: Marcus Sherels, 2015

• Adam Thielen had his first 100 yard game receiving with 127 yards and career high 7 receptions.

• Sam Bradford set a team record for highest passing completion pct. vs. Texans in a game.

1) 73.3 Sam Bradford, 10/9/2016

2) 72.0 Daunte Culpepper, 10/10/2004

• Sam Bradford set a team record for highest passer rating vs. Texans in a game.

1) 123.1 Sam Bradford, 10/9/2016

2) 72.0 Daunte Culpepper, 10/10/2004

• Marcus Sherels becomes the first player to have two 100 yard punt return games in a career.

1) 119 Marcus Sherels @ N.Y. Giants, 10/21/2013

2) 107 Charlie West vs. Washington, 11/3/1968

3) 101 Leo Lewis vs. Tampa Bay, 10/1/1989

4) 100 Marcus Sherels vs. Houston, 10/9/2016

• Marcus Sherels set a team record for most punt return yards vs. the Texans.

1) 100 Marcus Sherels, 10/9/2016

2) 50 Marcus Sherels, 12/23/2012

• Marcus Sherels set a team record for longest punt vs. the Texans.

1) 79t Marcus Sherels, 10/9/2016

2) 19 Marcus Sherels, 12/23/2012

• Sam Bradford has now gone four games without throwing an interception, tied for 2nd best in team history.

1) 5 Fran Tarkenton, 10/21/73 - 11/19/1973

2t) 4 Sam Bradford, 9/18/16 - 10/9/2016

2t) 4 Christian Ponder, 9/9/12 - 9/30/2012

2t) 4 Brett Favre, 11/1/09 - 11/29/2009

2t) 4 Randall Cunningham, 9/20/98 - 10/18/1998

2t) 4 Warren Moon, 10/30/95 - 11/19/1995

2t) 4 Tommy Kramer, 9/7/86 - 9/28/1986

• Marcus Sherels moved into 2nd place all-time for punt return yards.

1) 1,812 Leo Lewis, 1981-91

2) 1,688 Marcus Sherels, 2010-16

3) 1,610 David Palmer, 1994-2000

• Marcus Sherels 79 yard punt return ranks 7th longest in team history.

1) 98t Charlie West vs. Washington, 11/3/1968

2) 91t Nate Burleson @ Indianapolis, 11/8/2004

3) 86t Marcus Sherels @ N.Y. Giants, 10/21/2013

4) 82t Bernard Berrian @ Arizona, 12/14/2008

5t) 81t Hugh McElhenny @ Chicago, 12/17/1961

5t) 81 Bob Grim vs. N.Y. Giants, 11/5/1967

7) 79t Marcus Sherels vs. Houston, 10/9/2016

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