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Game Notes: Vikings-Bears

• Sam Bradford set a NFL record for highest completion percentage in a season and becomes only the 6th QB to surpass the 70 completion pct. in 97 NFL seasons.

1) 71.6 Sam Bradford, Minnesota, 2016

2) 71.2 Drew Brees, New Orleans, 2011

3) 70.9 Drew Brees, New Orleans, 2016

3) 70.6 Drew Brees, New Orleans, 2009

4) 70.6 Ken Anderson, Cincinnati, 1982

5) 70.3 Sammy Baugh, Washington, 1945

6) 70.3 Steve Young, San Francisco, 1994

7) 70.2 Joe Montana, San Francisco, 1989

• Sam Bradford set a team record for most completions in a season.

1) 395 Sam Bradford, 2016

2) 379 Daunte Culpepper, 2004 Led NFL

3) 377 Warren Moon, 1995

4) 371 Warren Moon, 1994 Led NFC

5) 363 Brett Favre, 2009

• Kyle Rudolph set a team record for most career TDs by a TE.

1) 29 Kyle Rudolph, 2011-16

2) 28 Steve Jordan, 1982-94

• Kyle Rudolph set a team record for most receptions in a season by a TE.

1) 83 Kyle Rudolph, 2016

2) 79 Joe Senser, 1981

3) 71 Jermaine Wiggins, 2004

• The Vikings have the longest current winning streak in the NFL of 5 on week 16.

• This is the 24th time the Vikings have closed out the season in a home finale with a winning percentage of .667 and record of 16-8.

• The Vikings defensive line started all 16 games this season. The last time all 4 players started each game was 1977 with Jim Marshall, Alan Page, Doug Sutherland and Carl Eller.

• The Vikings have played the Bears on New Year's Day 4 of 6 times. *Playoff Games

01/01/1978 @ Dallas* Lost 6-23 4:30 PM

01/01/1989 @ San Francisco* Lost 9-34 3:00 PM

01/01/1995 vs. Chicago* Lost 18-35 3:00 PM

01/01/2006 vs. Chicago Won 34-10 3:15 PM

01/01/2012 vs. Chicago Lost 13-17 12:00 PM

01/01/2017 vs. Chicago Won 38-10 12:00 PM

• Xavier Rhodes intercepted his 5th pass of the season and led the team for the first time.

• Kyle Rudolph tied a team record for most receptions in a game by TE.

1t) 11 Kyle Rudolph vs. Chicago, 1/1/2017

1t) 11 Joe Senser vs. Green Bay, 11/29/1981

• Kyle Rudolph's 11 receptions vs. the Bears ranks 3rd most in a game, most by a TE.

1t) 12 Randy Moss, 11/14/1999

1t) 12 Jake Reed, 9/7/1997

3t) 11 Kyle Rudolph, 1/1/2017

3t) 11 Jake Reed, 10/28/1996

• Kyle Rudolph becomes the 3rd TE to gain 800 yards in a season.

1) 1,004 Joe Senser, 1981

2) 859 Steve Jordan, 1986

3) 840 Kyle Rudolph, 2016

• Kyle Rudolph's receiving yards ranks 4th most by a TE in a game.

1) 179 Steve Jordan @ Washington, 11/2/1986

2) 136 Visanthe Shiancoe vs. Atlanta, 12/21/2008

3) 123 Gordon Smith @ San Francisco, 11/26/1961

4) 117 Kyle Rudolph vs. Chicago, 1/1/2017

• Sam Bradford becomes the 3rd Vikings QB to reach 20 TDs passing in a first season.

1) 33 Brett Favre, 2009

2) 23 Jeff George, 1999

3) 20 Sam Bradford, 2016

• Jeff Locke tied a team record for most punts inside the 20 for a season.

1t) 34 Jeff Locke, 2015

1t) 34 Chris Kluwe, 2007

• Adam Thielen led the team in receiving yards for the first time with 967.

• Sam Bradford set a team record for highest completion percentage in a season.

1) 71.6 Sam Bradford, 2016

2) 69.2 Daunte Culpepper, 2004

3) 68.4 Brett Favre, 2009

• Sam Bradford tied a team record with his 5th game of the season with 75.0 or higher completion percentage.

1t) 5 Brett Favre, 2009

1t) 5 Sam Bradford, 2016

• Everson Griffen scored his third career TD with his 20t yard opponent fumble return. In 2012 he scored on a 29t interception return and in 2014 a 43t blocked punt return.

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