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Minnesota Vikings Records

Listed below are Minnesota Vikings Records, Firsts, Odds & Ends.

First Draft Choice: Tommy Mason, HB, Tulane, 1961.

First Regular-Season Game: A 37-13 victory over the Chicago Bears, 9/17/61.

First Regular-Season Points: A four-yard field goal by kicker Mike Mercer.

First Winning Season: 1964 (8-5-1).

First Playoff Appearance: A 24-14 loss to the Baltimore Colts in the NFL Western Conference playoff game, 12/22/68.

First Super Bowl Appearance
: A 23-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV, 1/11/70.

First All-Pro Selection: HB Tommy Mason, 1963.

First Pro Bowl Selections: HB Hugh McElhenny and E Jerry Reichow, 1961.

First Viking Elected to the Hall of Fame: QB Fran Tarkenton, 1986

First To Rush 100 Yards in a Game
: Raymond Hayes, 123 yards vs. the Los Angeles Rams, 12/3/61.

First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Chuck Foreman, 1,070 yards (1975).

First To Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Fran Tarkenton, 407 yards vs. the San Francisco 49ers, 10/24/65.

Most Yards Rushing, Career: Robert Smith, 6,818 yards (1993-2000).

Most Yards Passing, Career: Fran Tarkenton, 33,098 yards (1961-66, 1972-78).

Most Receptions, Career: Cris Carter, 1,004 receptions (1990-2001).

All-Time Leading Scorer: Fred Cox, 1,365 points (1963-77).

Most Lopsided Win: A 51-3 victory over the Cleveland Browns, 11/9/69.



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