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Vikings-Panthers Game Notes

Blair Walsh set the all-time team record for most kickoff touchbacks.

1) 134 Blair Walsh, 2012-14

2) 133 Fred Cox, 1963-77

The Vikings tied an NFL record for most blocked punts returned for touchdowns in a game.

1T)  2 Minnesota vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014

1T)  2 Kansas City vs. Cleveland, 9/30/1990

1T)  2 Detroit vs. Green Bay, 9/21/1975

1T)  2 Miami vs. Baltimore, 11/11/1973

1T)  2 N.Y. Giants vs. Philadelphia, 10/24/1943

The Vikings tied an NFL record for most blocked punts returned for touchdowns in a half.

1T)  2 Minnesota vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014

1T)  2 Detroit vs. Green Bay, 9/21/1975

Adam Thielen tied a team record for blocking a punt and returning it for a TD.

1T)  1 Jim Hargrove vs. Pittsburgh, 11/26/1967

1T) 1 Mike Reilly vs. Chicago, 10/12/1969

1T) 1 Wally Hilgenberg vs. Detroit, 11/11/1973

1T) 1 Adam Thielen vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014

Everson Griffen set the all-time team record for longest blocked punt return, breaking Adam Thielen's record set earlier in the game.

1) 43t Everson Griffen vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014

2) 30t Adam Thielen vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014

3) 28t Nate Allen vs. N.Y. Giants, 10/17/1976

4) 23t Ed Sharockman vs. Dallas, 10/18/1970

5) 16t Fred McNeill @ Tampa Bay, 10/1/1978

The temperature at the start of the game was the 7th coldest game all-time at home.

1) -2 vs. Chicago, 12/3/1972 (Partly Cloudy - N 11 mph)

2)  0 vs. Green Bay, 12/10/1972 (Sunny - SW 9 mph)

3)  5 vs. Los Angeles, 11/29/1964 (Sunny - NW 12 mph)

4T) 9 vs. Chicago, 12/5/1970 (Cloudy - N 25 mph)

4T) 9 vs. San Francisco, 12/27/1970 (Sunny - N 10 mph) Playoff

6) 11 vs. Cleveland, 1/4/1970 (Sunny - NW 8 mph) Playoff

7T) 12 vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014 (Sunny - NW 17 mph)

7T) 12 vs. Los Angeles, 12/26/1976 (Sunny - NW 13 mph) Playoff

9) 15 vs. San Francisco, 12/4/1977 (Cloudy - E 15 mph)

Kyle Rudolph is tied for 3rd place all-time for career touchdowns by a Tight End.

1) 28 Steve Jordan, 1982-94

2) 24 Visanthe Shiancoe, 2007-11

3T) 17 Stu Voigt, 1970-80

3T) 17 Kyle Rudolph, 2011-14

Teddy Bridgewater set a team record by a Rookie QB for most passing completions in a season.

*1) 173 Teddy Bridgewater, 2014 *

2) 158 Christian Ponder, 2011

Teddy Bridgewater's QB passer rating in a game ranks 3rd by a rookie all-time.  His first 100 rated game.

1) 148.6 Fran Tarkenton vs. Chicago, 9/17/1961

2) 121.1 Fran Tarkenton vs. Los Angeles, 12/3/1961

3) 120.7 Teddy Bridgewater vs. Carolina, 11/30/2014

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