Minnesota Vikings Records
Listed below are Minnesota Vikings Records, Firsts, Odds &
First Draft Choice: Tommy Mason, HB, Tulane,
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,
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
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
Most Yards Passing, Career: Fran Tarkenton,
33,098 yards (1961-66, 1972-78).
Most Receptions, Career: Cris Carter, 1,004
All-Time Leading Scorer: Fred Cox, 1,365 points
Most Lopsided Win: A 51-3 victory over the
Cleveland Browns, 11/9/69.