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Game Notes: Vikings 41, Falcons 28

The Vikings hold a 11-4 record vs. Falcons all-time at home.

The 82 degrees at kickoff make this the 3rd warmest home game of all-time.
1T) 83 vs. San Francisco, 10/24/1965 (Sunny)
1T) 83 vs. Dallas, 9/25/1966 (Sunny)
3T) 82 vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014 (Partly Cloudy)
3T) 82 vs. St. Louis, 10/6/1963 (Sunny)

The Vikings tied a team record for most rushing touchdowns in a game.
1T) 4 vs. Chicago, 10/17/1965
1T) 4 vs. New Orleans, 9/12/1976
1T) 4 vs. Cincinnati, 11/13/1977
1T) 4 vs. Denver, 10/26/1987
1T) 4 vs. Dallas, 11/26/1987
1T) 4 vs. Detroit, 11/6/1988
1T) 4 vs. Detroit, 12/10/2006
1T) 4 vs. San Diego, 11/4/2007
1T) 4 vs. Arizona, 10/9/2011
1T) 4 vs. Philadelphia, 12/15/2013
1T) 4 vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014

The Vikings 558 Total Net Yards rank 4th most all-time.
1) 622 vs. Baltimore, 9/28/1969
2) 605 vs. New Orleans, 10/17/2004
3) 559 vs. San Francisco, 10/30/1966
4) 558 vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
5) 553 vs. Detroit, 11/6/1988

The Vikings 351 net yards in a half rank 3rd most since 1981.
1) 399 vs. New Orleans, 11/19/1995 (1st)
2) 365 vs. New Orleans, 10/17/2004 (1st)
3) 351 vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014 (1st)
4) 335 vs. Detroit, 11/6/1988 (2nd)
5) 330 @ Green Bay, 10/5/1998 (1st)

Matt Asiata set a team record for most rushing TD's in a game vs. Falcons all-time.
* 1) 3 Matt Asiata, 9/28/2014*
2T) 2 Four players, last time: Moe Williams, 10/5/2003

Matt Asiata tied a team record for most rushing TD's in a game.  He becomes only the 3rd player to have two career games with 3 Touchdowns.
5 Adrian Peterson, 2007-13 (5-0)
2 Matt Asiata, 2012-14 (2-0)
2 Chuck Foreman, 1973-79 (2-0)

Blair Walsh set a team record for longest field goal vs. Falcons all-time.
1) 55 Blair Walsh, 9/28/2014
2) 54 Jan Stenerud, 9/16/1984

Jerick McKinnon's run vs. the Falcons is the 2nd longest all-time.
 1) 73t Clinton Jones, 11/28/1971
2) 55  Jerick McKinnon, 9/28/2014
 3) 51  Chuck Foreman, 10/30/1977

Jarius Wright had his first 100 yard game receiving.  His total ranks 6th most vs. the Falcons all-time.
1) 160 Ahmad Rashad, 9/7/1980
2) 151 Ahmad Rashad, 11/23/1981
3) 148 Jake Reed, 9/8/1996
4) 144 Anthony Carter, 12/15/1985
5) 136 Visanthe Shiancoe, 12/21/2008
6) 132 Jarius Wright, 9/28/2014

Jerick McKinnon's run is the 4th longest by a rookie all-time.
 1) 73t Adrian Peterson @ Chicago, 10/14/2007
 2) 67t Adrian Peterson @ Chicago, 10/14/2007
 3) 64t Adrian Peterson vs. San Diego, 11/4/2007
4t) 55  Jerick McKinnon vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
4t) 55  Adrian Peterson vs. Green Bay, 9/30/2007

Jerick McKinnon becomes the first rookie to gain 100 yards rushing since Adrian Peterson's 116 vs. Detroit, 12/2/2007.  His 135 yards rushing rank 2nd most vs. Falcons all-time.
 1) 155 Clinton Jones, 11/28/1971
2) 135 Jerick McKinnon, 9/28/2014
 3) 125 Herschel Walker, 9/8/1991

Teddy Bridgewater had his first career comeback win and becomes the first player all-time to accomplish in first start.

Teddy Bridgewater set a team record for most yards passing by a rookie QB in first start.  *
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1)  317 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014

2)  219 Christian Ponder vs. Green Bay, 10/23/2011

Teddy Bridgewater becomes the 3rd player to win first career start all-time.
1T) 1 Ron VanderKelen @ Philadelphia, 12/15/1963
1T) 1 Joe Webb @ Philadelphia, 12/28/2010
1T) 1 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014

Teddy Bridgewater set a team record for Highest QB Rating by a Rookie in first Start.  *
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1) 98.9 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014

2) 87.8 Joe Webb @ Philadelphia, 12/26/2010
3) 59.2 Christian Ponder vs. Green Bay, 10/23/2011
4) 36.0 Tommy Kramer @ Oakland, 12/11/1977
5) 35.4 Tarvaris Jackson @ Green Bay, 12/21/2006
6) 15.6 Fran Tarkenton @ Dallas, 9/24/1961

Teddy Bridgewater set a team record for most passing completions in first game started by a rookie all-time.  
1) 19 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
2) 17 Joe Webb @ Philadelphia, 12/26/2010
3) 16 Tommy Kramer @ Oakland, 12/11/1977

*Teddy Bridgewater's passing yards in a game rank 2nd most in first game started all-time.  *
1)  348 Todd Bouman vs. Tennessee, 12/9/2001
2)  317 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014 ®
3)  275 Brad Johnson vs. Atlanta, 9/8/1996

Teddy Bridgewater's passing yards in a game rank 2nd most in a game by a rookie all-time.  
1)  381 Christian Ponder vs. Denver, 12/4/2011
2)  317 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
3)  277 Fran Tarkenton vs. San Francisco, 11/26/1961

Teddy Bridgewater becomes the first rookie QB to start since 2011 and the earliest in a season to start since Fran Tarkenton, who started Week 2 his rookie season.
1)    2 Fran Tarkenton @ Dallas, 9/24/1961
2)    4 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Atlanta, 9/28/2014
3)    7 Christian Ponder vs. Green Bay, 10/23/2011

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