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Kyle Rudolph Surpasses Jake Reed for 5th on Vikings Receptions List 

View game photos as the Vikings take on the Denver Broncos at U.S. Bank Stadium recognizing Salute to Service on Sunday.

MINNEAPOLIS — Kyle Rudolph has moved up in the record books.

The Vikings tight end reached 414 career catches, surpassing Vikings Legend Jake Reed and moving into fifth all-time in franchise history.

Rudolph entered Sunday's game with 410 career receptions and 24 on the season.

His four catches from Kirk Cousins gained 10, 14, 6 and 5 yards, respectively.

Note: This will be updated at the end of Sunday's game between Minnesota and Denver. The Vikings are trailing the Broncos 23-13 with 13:25 left in the game.

Rudolph has embraced a new-look role in the 2019 Vikings new-look offense. In the scheme under Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski, the nine-year veteran has been less involved as a pass-catcher and instead shown off his abilities as a blocking tight end.

With the recent absence of Adam Thielen, however, Rudolph has reminded that he's still plenty dangerous in the passing game.

He has four touchdowns through 10-plus games, including three over the past two weeks. Against Dallas, Rudolph hauled in two touchdowns and also made a catch for a 2-point conversion to help Minnesota bag the prime-time win. 

"Kyle Rudolph, in my opinion, is having the best overall season of his career," said "Voice of the Vikings" Paul Allen on this week's episode of Winning Formula.  

Rudolph will need 479 receptions to move past Anthony Carter into fourth all-time.

Hall of Famers Cris Carter (1,004) and Randy Moss (587) hold the first two slots, and Vikings Ring of Honor member Steve Jordan is in third with 498.

His 45 career scores rank fifth in Vikings history behind Cris Carter (110), Moss (92), Anthony Carter (52) and Sammy White (50).

Eight days after celebrating his 30th birthday, Rudolph may be considered one of the elders in the league but clearly has plenty left in the tank.

"My 30s have been good for me so far," he said Thursday with a smile.